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Nurse Residency Program

This formal, structured post-baccalaureate new graduate program is part of the Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™.

Through a series of learning and working experiences, the Nurse Residency Program will prepare new graduates in the successful transition from student to confident   professional in their chosen career path of nursing.
 

Cohort Start Dates and Application Acceptance Periods 

Application Acceptance Period Cohort Start Dates
November 8-15, 2017 February 26, 2018 and April 23, 2018
May 2-9, 2018 August 20, 2018 and October 8, 2018


About the Nurse Residency Program

Program Overview:

  • Extensive one-year program.
  • For new graduate nurses.
  • Monthly didactic classroom experiences.
  • Each resident will be assigned a preceptor who will guide the hands-on clinical experience.

Program Objectives:

  • Prepare nursing graduates to care for patients with the increasing levels of acuity and complexity currently found in the hospital setting.
  • Facilitate the development of effective decision making skills related to clinical judgment and performance.
  • Development of clinical nursing leadership at point of care.
  • Strengthen commitment to nursing as a professional career choice and develop individual career goals.
  • Bring evidence based practice to the bedside.
  • Facilitate the development of clinical and leadership skills necessary for the advanced beginner nurse to be a successful member of the health-care team.
  • Improve patient safety and quality of care.

Requirements:

  • All New Grad Nurses graduated from a BSN or MSN Program accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing education (CCNE).
  • Must have California RN Licensure by program start date.
  • Must be first paid position as RN.
  • Commit to the one-year Residency Program.