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Hi! I will be graduating in May 2010 from UF with a BSN; I have been trying to research different nurse residency programs and opportunities but am having a hard time finding them. I've found a few,... Read More

  1. by   MJB2010
    Cathy, a residency is training specific for new grad RN's and usually has a longer training and preceptorship/mentor. Some hosptials give you a quick orientation and set you free (my local hosptial does 4 weeks for new grad) whereas some of the residencies are 18 weeks and they have follow up training & support for a year or year and a half. I think a residency is a much better option considering the amount of New Grad RN's that leave the profession in the first year or two. I am looking for a residency, because I want to give myself the best chance of success.
  2. by   slv5012
    Hershey Medical Center has an amazing program in PA!
  3. by   UVA Grad Nursing
    The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) is a consortium of 100+ acacemic medical centers (and their 232 affiliated hospitals) with extended residency programs for new grads. Some of these programs provide a 12-month residency (protected time, courses, mentoring, etc).

    List of UHC member facilities: https://www.uhc.edu/docs/003675405_U...ershipList.pdf

    Map of UHC facilities: https://www.uhc.edu/docs/003691088_Member_map.pdf
  4. by   LindseyGeneJellyBean
    I graduated in May 09, passed my boards july 09 and STILL dont have a job. I live in chester county PA (30 min outside philly) and have been struggling to even get calls back after sending in hundreds of applications to hospitals and nursing homes. Its unbelievable. I have had only 2 interviews since May. If i had the option of being picky...I'd, without a doubt, pick a residency!! Like someone said before, it will give you the best chance of success and assure you become the best nurse you can.
    Hershey Medical and Reading hospital offer residencies, as well as most of the high end Philadelphia hospitals.
    Best of luck!
  5. by   hiddencatRN
    Quote from llg
    Don't limit yourself to only those hospitals that use the word "residency." Many hospitals have programs that are basically the same thing but use words like "internship," and "new grad program."

    Find hospitals that appeal to you. Then investigate their orientation program to see if it is right for you -- regardless of what they call it. What they call the program is much less important than what it actually is ... and whether the hospital is a nice place to work.
    I think the OP was using the term "residency" out of convenience, and because more places are starting to use that term for their comprehensive grad programs, and isn't going to discount a program because it's called something else. If someone is interested in one of the comprehensive programs, imo it makes sense to start with places that offer those programs and then decide from there whether the hospital is appealing or seems like a good place to work.

    Here are some threads that have lists of new grad residencies:

    All the Nurse Residency Programs you ever wanted - Nursing for Nurses
    Nurse Residency Programs - Nursing for Nurses
  6. by   Heidiho23
    All the Nurse Residency Programs you ever wanted

    Aug 27, 2009 09:29 PM written by creative scholar | 14 Comments
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    First time on here, starting a new thread 4 those just graduated and want expereince in a Nurse Residency Program. Most offer 1 year long residency programs for new grads.
    These Residency Programs are sponsored by the UHC/AACN (University Health Systems Consortium) American Assocaition of Colleges of Nursing)
    www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/nurseresidency.htm click on "Schools of Nurisng Participating in Residency Programs" or go to aacn.nche.edu/education/pdfINRFlyer.pdf but in case all that doesnt work, indulge yourself with the list below.
    NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
    U. Medical Center- Arizona
    U. of Colorado Hospital
    U. of Kentucky Hospital
    NYU Langone Med. Center
    U. of Pennslyvania Hospital
    U. of Utah Hospital & Clinics
    U. of New Mexico- Alberquerque
    U. Of Kansas Medical Center
    U. of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston
    Stony Brook U. Hospital Deer Park , NY
    North Carolina Baptist Hospital - Winston Salem NC
    Vanderbuilt U. Med. Center U. of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
    UCLA Healthcare
    Lousiana State U. Helath SCiences Center
    The Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX
    Grady Health System- ATL
    Virginia Commonwealth U. Med. cneter Hospital
    Yale New Have Hospital
    UAB Hospital - Birmingham Alabama
    U. of Chicago Hospital
    Ohio State U. Med. Center
    Pennslyvania Hospital -Phily
    Duke U. Health System U. of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill NC
    NY Presbyterian Hospital NYNY Stanford Hospital and Clinic -Stanford, Cali
    Cinnncinati Childrens' Hospital Medical Center
    Thomas Jefferson U. Hospital - Phily
    U. of Texas Health Center - Tyler
    Rush U. Med. Center - Chicago
    U. Hospitals Case Med. Center - Cleveland
    U. of Maryland Med. Center
    Main Line Health System :
    Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospirtal, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Memorial -all in Pennslyvania
    Greenville Med. Center - Greenville S. C
    Hurley Medical Center , Flint Michigan
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - NYNY
    Westchester Medical Center Valhalla , NY
    OSF Saint Francis Med. Center - Peoria, Ill
    St. Mary's Hospital - Grand Junction COLO
    Holy Cross Hospital- ft. Lauderdale , FL
    Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital-Hines, IL
    Baptist Medical Center South - Montgomerey Alabama
    Barnes Jewis Hospital, St. louis , MO
    Saint Joseph's Hospital Atlanta , GA
    U. of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    U. Hospital of the SUNY Upstate Medical U. - Syracuse NY
    The Children's Hospital of Phily
    Middlesex Hospital - Middletown, CONN
    san Jacinto Hospital Baytown, TX
    Med Univeristy of South Carolina
    U. Of Wisconsin
    Louisana State U. Shevereport
    Virgina Commonwealth
    University of Kansas Med Center

    These are some additional residencies may not be part of UHC/AACN:
    Augusta Medical Center Augusta GA
    Parkland Hosptial -TX
    Methodist Healthcare - TX
    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    Piedmont Hospital - Atlanta
    St. Josephs Hospital - Atlanta
    St. Francis- Hartford , CT
    Methodist Healthcare - TN
    Conneticut Children's Hospital Med. Center
    Hartford Hospital - Harford CT
    University of Maryland Medical Center
    John Hopkins Med. Center
    Children's Hospital Rocky Mountain Denver, COLO
    St. Lukes Med. Center Denver - COLO
    Children's National Medical Center - DC, locations in VA and MD
    Memorial University Center Savanaah, GA
    South Fulton Hospital - GA (Versant Nurse Residency Program)
    Christiana Health Services- New Castle, Delaware
    Bridgeport Hospital - CT
    Children's Hospital of the Kings and Daughters -VA
    Mission Hospital - Mission Children's Hospital Ashville, NC
    Cape Valley Fear Hospital- Fayetville NC
    Hackensack U. Medical Center offer training too but dont know if residency program.

    Hope this helps yall in your search.
  7. by   seh2152
    Hi I know this was posted a while ago but I had a hard time finding a centralized list of nurse residency programs and found this website www.nurseresidencyprograms.com that lists a lot of the programs around the country. It also lists some interesting articles, internships, and scholarships. I found it helpful and hope others do to.
  8. by   yaya83
    Hello everyone,

    I am graduating this August with a BSN...woo hoo! I am looking for nurse residency programs in San Diego, New York City, Washington DC, and Boston. I found a few programs and would love to hear from those who have either gone through the programs in those areas or similar programs. What are the pros and cons? What was the application/interview process like? Were you hired once you completed your program? Any information would be helpful as I begin my transition from student to novice nurse.

    Also, if you didn't go through a residency program, could you share your experience.

    I feel a little overwhelmed and discouraged about the future. Many of the programs are limited and competitive to get into and posted nursing jobs require a minimum of one year experience.

    Thanks so much for the feedback and support
  9. by   AtomicWoman
    Just got this info from my school, where I am doing my MSN. Thought it might be of interest. But notice how soon the deadline is! Sorry about that; I literally received the info today. Yes, it's *that* Stanford in California.

    RN Residency Opportunity with Stanford Hospital & Clinics Find a career that will impact far more lives than your own. Every dedicated nurse strives for a career at an even more dedicated hospital. That’s why Stanford Hospital & Clinics remains focused on achieving the best care possible. Medicine is only part of it. The other part is finding people who are committed to improving other’s lives, as much as their own.
    SHC ADULT RN RESIDENCY PROGRAM
    Program Start Date: 9/26/11
    Job Posting Closing Date: 5/31/11, 5pm
    Job/Requisition #19463
    Consider accelerating your nursing career at a world-renowned medical institution in our one-year New Graduate RN Residency Program. After the conclusion of the 9-12 week clinical orientation program, residents will continue to receive mentoring and continuing education support bi-monthly from our SHC nurse educators, CNS et al. The program is based on a partnership with the University Health System - Consortium (UHC) and ACCN. Our comprehensive program combines didactic information, supervised clinical practice and competency-based training to meet the multiple needs of Stanford's many units, as well as to encourage the development of evidence-based practice and critical thinking.
    To qualify, all of the following requirements must be met:
    - Graduates from a BSN or master's level entry into practice program, accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), with graduation dates from 12/1/10 through 6/30/11.
    - Graduates of online nursing programs are not accepted.
    - No paid RN work experience prior to Program's start date of 9/26/11.
    - Current California RN license required by Program's start date of 9/26/11.
    - BLS-HCP level certification issued by the American Heart Association required by the Program's start date of 9/26/11.
    - Submission of all additional documentation for the SHC New Graduate RN Residency Program: A) Completed application B) Most recent unofficial transcripts C) Three School of Nursing Clinical faculty and/or instructor references (If a preceptor letter is submitted, the preceptor must also be a clinical faculty instructor). The signature area must include their School of Nursing faculty position. NOTE: Clinical reference letters should be on letterhead and must be less than 1MB to be uploaded into our applicant tracking system. D) Resume to include number of clinical hours and location/placement for rotations and senior capstone/preceptorship.
    - Willingness to commit to the one-year Residency Program.
    If you’re looking to be a part of a team that is truly proud of providing the best patient care possible, consider Stanford Hospital & Clinics.
    TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION, please see the “How To Apply" video, and read all qualifications and instructions at http://www.aftercollege.com/t/lGN0M5MTQ0MD/EnCsHNnndHXYYEzp/ , under "Careers", then under "SHC RN Residency Program", and also under “Application Process", PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION. Completed application includes: Application with all questions answered, resume in a "clinical hours and placement format", most recent unofficial transcripts, and 3 reference letters from SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY clinical instructors.
  10. by   cindycin35
    Hi, I'm a new grad who is frustrated because I can't find a job. I've applied to various positions in any state that had an opening. I'm starting to think that I picked the wrong profession because I can't even get started when every opening is looking for either new grad with a BSN or an RN with experience. Please give me some advice before I give up on being a nurse

    Thanks.
  11. by   First Lady RN
    Quote from Heidiho23
    All the Nurse Residency Programs you ever wanted

    Aug 27, 2009 09:29 PM written by creative scholar | 14 Comments
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    First time on here, starting a new thread 4 those just graduated and want expereince in a Nurse Residency Program. Most offer 1 year long residency programs for new grads.
    These Residency Programs are sponsored by the UHC/AACN (University Health Systems Consortium) American Assocaition of Colleges of Nursing)
    www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/nurseresidency.htm click on "Schools of Nurisng Participating in Residency Programs" or go to aacn.nche.edu/education/pdfINRFlyer.pdf but in case all that doesnt work, indulge yourself with the list below.
    NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
    U. Medical Center- Arizona
    U. of Colorado Hospital
    U. of Kentucky Hospital
    NYU Langone Med. Center
    U. of Pennslyvania Hospital
    U. of Utah Hospital & Clinics
    U. of New Mexico- Alberquerque
    U. Of Kansas Medical Center
    U. of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston
    Stony Brook U. Hospital Deer Park , NY
    North Carolina Baptist Hospital - Winston Salem NC
    Vanderbuilt U. Med. Center U. of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
    UCLA Healthcare
    Lousiana State U. Helath SCiences Center
    The Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX
    Grady Health System- ATL
    Virginia Commonwealth U. Med. cneter Hospital
    Yale New Have Hospital
    UAB Hospital - Birmingham Alabama
    U. of Chicago Hospital
    Ohio State U. Med. Center
    Pennslyvania Hospital -Phily
    Duke U. Health System U. of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill NC
    NY Presbyterian Hospital NYNY Stanford Hospital and Clinic -Stanford, Cali
    Cinnncinati Childrens' Hospital Medical Center
    Thomas Jefferson U. Hospital - Phily
    U. of Texas Health Center - Tyler
    Rush U. Med. Center - Chicago
    U. Hospitals Case Med. Center - Cleveland
    U. of Maryland Med. Center
    Main Line Health System :
    Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospirtal, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Memorial -all in Pennslyvania
    Greenville Med. Center - Greenville S. C
    Hurley Medical Center , Flint Michigan
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - NYNY
    Westchester Medical Center Valhalla , NY
    OSF Saint Francis Med. Center - Peoria, Ill
    St. Mary's Hospital - Grand Junction COLO
    Holy Cross Hospital- ft. Lauderdale , FL
    Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital-Hines, IL
    Baptist Medical Center South - Montgomerey Alabama
    Barnes Jewis Hospital, St. louis , MO
    Saint Joseph's Hospital Atlanta , GA
    U. of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    U. Hospital of the SUNY Upstate Medical U. - Syracuse NY
    The Children's Hospital of Phily
    Middlesex Hospital - Middletown, CONN
    san Jacinto Hospital Baytown, TX
    Med Univeristy of South Carolina
    U. Of Wisconsin
    Louisana State U. Shevereport
    Virgina Commonwealth
    University of Kansas Med Center

    These are some additional residencies may not be part of UHC/AACN:
    Augusta Medical Center Augusta GA
    Parkland Hosptial -TX
    Methodist Healthcare - TX
    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    Piedmont Hospital - Atlanta
    St. Josephs Hospital - Atlanta
    St. Francis- Hartford , CT
    Methodist Healthcare - TN
    Conneticut Children's Hospital Med. Center
    Hartford Hospital - Harford CT
    University of Maryland Medical Center
    John Hopkins Med. Center
    Children's Hospital Rocky Mountain Denver, COLO
    St. Lukes Med. Center Denver - COLO
    Children's National Medical Center - DC, locations in VA and MD
    Memorial University Center Savanaah, GA
    South Fulton Hospital - GA (Versant Nurse Residency Program)
    Christiana Health Services- New Castle, Delaware
    Bridgeport Hospital - CT
    Children's Hospital of the Kings and Daughters -VA
    Mission Hospital - Mission Children's Hospital Ashville, NC
    Cape Valley Fear Hospital- Fayetville NC
    Hackensack U. Medical Center offer training too but dont know if residency program.

    Hope this helps yall in your search.



    do you need a BS or AS to attend a residency/ internship program?
  12. by   Lilme04
    There's a program called Versant, which is an 18 week residency program. I have a friend going through it now, and she thinks it's fabulous. If you go to www.versant.org you can get a list of all the participating hospitals across the country. Hope this helps! I graduated in May and passed the NCLEX in June; no job yet
  13. by   hiddencatRN
    Quote from First Lady RN
    do you need a BS or AS to attend a residency/ internship program?
    It depends. Some do require a BSN and some won't.

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