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 - Direct link to apply: Cohort Start Dates
November 20-28, 2019 February 24, 2020 and April 20, 2020

April 29-May 13, 2020

August 17, 2020 and October 5, 2020

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.


  • 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) - Strongly preferred.
  • Must have California RN Licensure by program start date.
  • Must be first paid position as RN.
  • Commit to the one-year Residency Program.