All the Nurse Residency Programs you ever wanted

  1. 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) click on "Schools of Nurisng Participating in Residency Programs" or go to
    but in case all that doesnt work, indulge yourself with the list below.

    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.
    Last edit by Joe V on Mar 28, '18
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  3. by   smn2010
    surprisingly, there are even more than these because hospitals are creating their own new grad rn programs (which range from a mere 12-weeks to a lengthy 18 months!). i found that when you go directly to hospital websites, these hospitals now have a dedicated page that discusses the components of their new grad program along with forms, application process, program start dates, etc.

    your list is great!!! it will definitely give people a head start in the right direction.

    there is also another thread located at:
    Last edit by smn2010 on Aug 29, '09
  4. by   shoegalRN
    Here's another one:

    Truman Medical Center-Kansas City MO

    They offer a 6 month New Grad Residency Program for Critical Care (CCU, MICU, SICU).

    They just started this program last year.
  5. by   JomoNurse
    12 months!? That's an awful long time for a nursing orientation/residency, girlfriend!
  6. by   shoegalRN
    Quote from JomoNurse
    12 months!? That's an awful long time for a nursing orientation/residency, girlfriend!
    I don't know if you were referring to my post, but the actual program is only 6 months long. The program was just started by the hospital last year. I don't know if you are saying 12 months is a long time to BE in a new grad program, of if the program itself has not been established long enough.
  7. by   holleritup
    great info! thanks
  8. by   smn2010
    inova health system in northern virginia has several nurse residency program. there are about 6 hospitals plus other facilities (heart & vascular institute, emergency centers, urgent care centers, etc.) within this system and each, individual, hospital maintains their own nurse residency program. the icu program is 18 months long at one of their hospitals!!!

    for those that think a 12-month residency program is too long, you may want to review the information/research provided by the aanc/uhc ( to see what the program consists of. it can't be completed in a mere 12 weeks, like most hospitals. many hospitals do not participate in the aanc/uhc program; but they have created their own based upon what the aacn/uhc established. the hospitals that are participating in the program must adhere to the aanc/uhc guideline; but the hospitals that have created their own program are even better for new grads.

    some hospitals allow the new grads to rotate to through all of their departments during the 12-month program. the new grad spends a week on basic new employee orientation followed by several weeks in the classroom (skills lab, ekg/ecg training, central lines/ivs, etc.). once you pass your classes you then spend 2-3 months in each area/department (med/surg, peds, l&d, icu, etc.). the new grad gets to identify their top 3 or 4 areas of interest then rotates to those departments. if the new grad determines that the area they are in is a good "fit", they apply to stay in that department and they no longer rotate. the remainder of their new grad program will then evolve around that one department (one-on-one preceptor, one day a week classroom, additional skills labs associated with the department (especially if it is a "specialty" unit), one day a month meeting with all new grads to see how everyone is doing, etc.)

    for those that think 12-months is too long... 18-months is even better!!! whether your are in a 12-month or an 18-month the time you end your nurse residency program you are no longer "green." you are not thrown out to the wolves--alone. you are definitely "comfortable" being on the floor, your self esteem has not been damaged, you are confident, etc. i would take a well organized 12 or 18-month nurse residency program over a 12-week, 4 month "orientation/preceptorship" any day without hesitation!!!

    if you are accepted into a new grad rn residency program....enjoy and gain as much knowledge/experience as you can!!!
  9. by   Iryna
    Hi ! am looking for the RN residency program in seattle( WA) and area .. so far no success ... I am not gonna give up but slowly loosing my hope ... looks like many hospitals shut down that program( Evergreen Hospital , Northwest hospital) and other ones have limited space( UW Medicine , Providence ). Thinking to start looking outside of the state
  10. by   rigs
    does the RN Residency accept foreign grads? i graduated, march 2008. just passed the nclex this month.
  11. by   MissBrittanyRN
    I agree that 12 months is not too long. I am a new grad, and call me insecure (because I am to a point) but I will gladly take all of the training possible to be the best nurse that I can be, to protect my patients and my license.
  12. by   smn2010

    foreign or have passed your u.s. nclex exam! good for you!!! it doesn't matter if you are a foreigner or not. if you have received your license from one of the compact states the process will be smoother to go from one state to another. just start applying to the programs!!!

    wish you luck...competition is fierce!!!
  13. by   hiddencatRN
    great list!
  14. by   bernald
    Quote from Iryna
    Hi ! am looking for the RN residency program in seattle( WA) and area .. so far no success ... I am not gonna give up but slowly loosing my hope ... looks like many hospitals shut down that program( Evergreen Hospital , Northwest hospital) and other ones have limited space( UW Medicine , Providence ). Thinking to start looking outside of the state
    I hear you! I graduated in June '09 joined Americorps and am still looking for a residency program in WASHINGTON STATE!!! I didn't realize how difficult it would become to find a residency program or to start working at a hospital. ANYONE, IF THERE IS ANY HOPE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Meanwhile, my search goes on...