About the Nurse Residency Program

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.

Formal Program:

  • Extensive One-year Program
  • For New Graduate Nurse
  • Each resident will be assigned a preceptor who will guide the hands-on clinical experience
  • Monthly didactic classroom experiences

Program Emphasis:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Patient Safety
  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Research-based Practice
  • Professional Development


  • 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