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New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

The residency program is 6 months long, offered in the Spring and Fall, and provides opportunities in various nursing specialties.

Residents complete the 6 month program with a cohort of peers.

The comprehensive residency program encompasses:

Six weeks of in-classroom intensive clinical development each week:

  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Clinical Practice
  • Quality Improvement and Safety
  • Informatics and Technology
  • Management of Patient Care Delivery

4, 5, & 6 month Professional Development Seminars:

  • Professional Development
  • Values and Ethics
  • Wellness
  • Completion of an evidence-based project

Unit Level Orientation

  • Orientation time on the specialty unit of hire with dedicated preceptors
  • Precepted time on the unit continues past the first 6 weeks with the duration depending on the specialty unit of hire

The education team individualizes the curriculum to ensure the cohort and the individual resident is supported.

Throughout the 6 month program the education team will partner with your Nursing Leaders and preceptor to support you in your successful transition into your new role.

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