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New Grad Psych Nurse Residency

by emh21 emh21 (New) New

I'll be graduating at the end of this week with my BSN!! (yay me)

I learned about these new grad-nurse residency programs, but I've noticed almost all of them are based on med/surg/critical/intense care.

Are there any New Grad Psych-based programs out there?

I'm willing to relocate anywhere, it's just basically impossible to find an entry level psych position (rightfully so, because it's such specialized care)... so I was looking to find a residency program...but I've only come across 1 or 2 in the US.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Have you checked with the Menninger Clinic? I know that they used to have a very small new grad (newly licensed) nurse residency at their Houston facility, but that was quite a few years ago.


Specializes in Ambulatory Case Management, Clinic, Psychiatry. Has 14 years experience.

At my hospital, new grads in psych go through the same 'new grad' orientation as med surg, but of course spend their time on the psych floor.

In MA there are a lot of entry level psych positions-- no official residency programs that I've heard of though.

Washington DC metropolitan area (VA or MD as well) have residencies where you pick the area you want to work in and I noticed psych was listed in many of them. INOVA/Medstar/Johns Hopkins.

MrChicagoRN, RN

Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care. Has 30 years experience.

In Chicago

Rush University Medical Center

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Glen Oaks Hospital in Greenville, TX