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American Association of Colleges of Nursing Nurse Residency Program Participants – This list includes residency programs participants recognized by the AACN however not all the programs are CCNE accredited. Click here for CCNE accredited RN residency programs. 


UAB Medical -BSN Residency 

Alaska Native Medical Center 

Mayo Clinic – The nurse residency program is currently being reviewed. Please check back for information this fall (2013) regarding future Mayo Clinical Nurse Residency Program offerings.

The University of Arizona Medical Center –  is located at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, adjacent to the University of Arizona in Tucson. The 487-bed teaching facility was the first to institute the 1:4 nurse-patient ratios on all adult medical/surgical/telemetry and pediatric units, the best such ratio among Arizona’s acute care hospitals.

Catholic Health InitiativesLittle Rock – RN Residency starts June 2013. Accepting applications now. 

California State University, East Bay – Application period was from January 15, 2013 – February 4, 2013. Check back for updates to the site.

Children’s Hospital of Orange County – No February 2013 cohort

Sharp Grossmont  Applications for Summer 2013 New Graduate Nurse residency programs will be accepted beginning Tuesday March 12, 2013 10am PST through Monday March 18, 2013 at 5pm PST.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center – The New Graduate Residency Program is offered twice annually, in winter and summer, with each program lasting approximately one year. A BSN or MSN is strongly preferred.

University of California Irvine – The new graduate Nurse Residency Program is designed to support the new graduate hired at UC Irvine Health to transition from advanced beginner to competent professional.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – One of the top ranked RN residency programs in the U.S. Applications for the September 2013 cohort will be posted online March 11, 2013 at 5 p. m. through March 14, 2013 at 8 a.m

CHLA Program Brochure

Sutter Health –  The next cohort will start in February of 2013. New positions will post in the beginning of the year. Please note: The RN-STRONG new graduate RN residency program is still in its pilot phase so all aspects of the program are continuously being evaluated and changes are made as necessary.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Versant RN Residency Program –  Program Start date: 9/9/13 Applications accepted: 5/22/2013 5PM – 6/5/2013 5PM (doesn’t specify which time zone) Job requisition #1502. Current California RN license required by 8/1/2013.

White Memorial Medical Center –  The program begins the first week of March and August. 

San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield – Versant RN Residecy Program. Accepting applications now.

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield – RN Versant New Grad NICU,  ER, L&D/Family Care (Post Partum), 4W Cardiac/5W Stroke Telemetry, Pediatric Acute (with bridge to PICU) , Med Surg/Ortho

Mercy Hospital Bakersfield- RN Versant New Grad ICU, Emergency Services, new grad float pool, 2 West Med/Surg 4 West Telemetry

Mercy Southwest Bakersfield – RN Versant new grad Labor and Delivery  & NICU, Medical/Surgical/Telemetry SW 

Standford Hospitals & Clinics – New graduate RN residency program Clinical Nurse I. View video & requirements online by visiting this link: under Your Career tab, then select New Grad Programs, then SHC New Graduate RN Residency Program.  Applications accepted May 6, 2013 through May 20, 2013 at noon.

University of Colorado, Denver – New Nursing grads: Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program. Program Dates include: Feb 19, 2013; July 29, 2013 Application window opens Monday, March 18th, 2013 & closes Monday April 22nd, 2013 at 5PM MST.  Oct 28, 2013: application window opens Monday, June 17th, 2013 closes Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 5PM MST.

Children’s Hospital Colorado  – Program start dates in August 2013. April 15-22, 2013: position posted. Look through the online database for Clinical Nurse I positions.

Hartford Hospital – External Spring 2013 Graduate Nurse applicants accepted 2/1/2013 to 4/1/2013.

Yale New Haven Hospital – Nurse Residency Program

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

DelawareDistrict of Columbia
Children’s National Medical Center – The paid Pediatric Nurse Residency is one-year long with three phases. 

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital  – The MGUH Nurse Residency Program provides Graduate Registered Nurses with mentoring and support that is critical to their professional development.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center – MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s RN Residency program provides support to new graduates as they transition to professional practice. 

Christiana Care, Newark – Critical Care Nurse Residency next program cohort June 24, 2013

Baptist Health South Florida Versant RN Residency Program
Bayfront Health System, Saint Petersburg – GN/RN Resident position no longer posted. Check site periodically for updates.

Memorial University Medical Center –  Offers two nursing residency sessions each year — one for winter graduates and one for spring graduates. They begin to accept applications for the winter residency program in October. Interested candidates may call the medical center.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – The Pediatric Nurse Resident program transitions new graduates into our highly specialized pediatric environment. Start dates are flexible and enrollment is open throughout the year pending board exam completion.

Emory Healthcare – All new graduate nurses at Emory Healthcare start their full-time employment in one of three residency programs.

Grady Health System – Participants are asked to commit to working at Grady for 24 months once they complete the residency program.

Piedmont Hospital  August 19, 2013 (Summer 2013) cohort application period: April 12-22, 2013. November 18, 2013 (Fall 2013) cohort application period: July 12 – 22, 2013.

Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta 

Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon – Nurse Grad Resdiency program. Complex Med-Surg/Ga Heart Center

Hawaii – Still Researching

Saint Luke’s Hospital, Boise – New Graduate Nurse Residency Program 

Christ Medical Center & Hope Children’s Hospital  –  New graduate nurses must first apply online for Nurse Clinician I positions and then download the application materials online. Applications are accepted year-round.

Children’s Hospital of Chicago – Program start dates: March 4, 2013; August 12, 2013; October 7, 2013.

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL – RN Residency

Rockford Memorial Hospital,  Rockford– RN Residency


St. Mary’s, Evansville – RN Residency program (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the information)

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinical 

Iowa Health, Des Moines – RN Residency

University of Kansas Hospital 

University of Kentucky Hospital 

Louisiana – Still researching

Central Maine Medical Center – RN New Grad Cardiac Residency. Accepting applications now. 

John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center – New Grad Programs for Adult & Pediatric practice

Children’s Hospital, Boston

Massachusetts General Hospital, BostonMGH does not have any positions available for new graduate RN applicants at this time.

UMass Memorial Medical Center  – New Graduate Registered Nurse Residency Program are posted twice a year, typically January and July. Notice of upcoming nursing residency programs is posted on our UMass Memorial Medical Center “Careers” website.

Baystate Health – New Grad Nurse Resident Neonatal Intermediate Care

Children’s Hospital of Michigan –  The CHM Pediatric Nurse Residency Program is lead by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Nursing Education Department. It is available for new graduates and novice nurses who wish to pursue a career in professional pediatric nursing.

Oakwood Healthcare System

Sparrow Health System, Lansing – Nurse Residency Program start Summer of 2013. This is a great opportunity for Spring 2013 Graduates only.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester 

University of Mississippi Healthcare, Jackson – Registered Nurse Internship

St. Anthony’s Medical Center – Nursing Residency Program start date of July 2013

Benefis Native American BSN Nurse Internship


Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha – Nurse residency program. Beginning in 2013, they will hire two groups of new nurse residents each year: one group in March and one group in the summer.

Nevada – Still researching

New Hampshire
Dartmouth -Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon  – Now accepting applications for the Nurse Residency program beginning in 2013. Summer/Fall Sessions (July, August, September start dates). All applications materials must be submitted by April 15, 2013. 

New Jersey
CentraState Medical Center – New graduate RN Internship Program 

Atlantic Health System – Hire Learning Program for new nurse graduates.
Virtua Health New Jersey

CentraState Medical Center – New graduate internship
Barnabas Health

New Mexico

University of New Mexico, Alburquerque – New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

New York

New York – Presbyterian Hospital

NYU Medical Center/NYU Hospitals 

North Shore/ Long Island Jewish Health System: Nursing fellowships in Critical Care, Pediatric Care and the Emergency Department

Visiting Nurse Service of New York: Home Health Care Nursing Internships

West Chester Medical Center

Bassett Healthcare Networks

Thompson Health, Canandaigua – RN Residency posted 2/4/2013

North Carolina

Duke University Hospital

Moses Cone Health System– RN Operating Room Residency Program

Wakeforest University Baptist Medical Center – Journeys: Navigations for Newly Licensed Nurses is designed to provide support to the new RN graduate nurse during the first year of employment. October 15 for Fall/Winter graduates and February 15 for Spring/Summer graduates .

WakeMed Health & Hospitals – Currently accepting applications for the Spring 2013 New Graduate Fellow Program.

UNC Healthcare, Chapel Hill  – APPLICATION PERIOD: 2/18/13 through 3/18/13.

Cape Fear Valley Health, Fayetteville – Position no longer posted. Previous information: Summer Nurse Residency Program for Emergency/Critical Care Services, FCCU and Pediatrics begin July 29, 2013 and for Med Surg/Progressive Care Services, will begin August 12, 2013. Applications are now being accepted. Only new grads with less than 7 months relevant experience are considered.

Novant Health Winston-Salem

North Dakota 

Sanford Health, Fargo – Nurse Residency

Kettering Health Network – The availability of RN residency positions varies throughout the year. Candidates are considered through the standard nursing interview process.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Ohio State University Medical Center – Nurse Internship/Residency Program

ProMedica, Maumee – Nurse Residency Program


Integris Health (Baptist Medical Center) , Oklahoma City


Providence Health/ Providence St. Vincent Med. Center, Portland – Programs for new nurses


Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA – Graduate Nurse Program

Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – RN Residency Program

Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster – Preceptor Program & Mentor Program

Main Line Health, suburban Philadelphia – Professional Nurse Residency Program

Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey – Graduate Nurse Internship. January 2014 Graduate Nurse Residency will open for applications August 15, 2013-September 15, 2013.

Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading Nurse Residency Program

Saint Vincent Health System, Erie – Graduate Nurse Program

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia –  Graduate Nurse Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburg – Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (UPMC) – Blend Graduate Nursing Residency Program

University of Pennsylvania Health Systems/Penn Medicine, Philadelphia
              Hospital of University of Pennsylvania – Nurse Residency Program
              Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -New to Practice to Medical Surgical RN  Prog
              Pennsylvania Hospital –  Nurse Residency Program

Rhode Island

The Miriam Hospital, Providence – Graduate Nurse Residency

South Carolina 

Greenville Health System, Greenville – Nurse Residency Program

South Dakota

Rural Assistance Center – Northwest Rural Residency Program. Applications accepted three times a year in January, June and October.

Vanderbilt University Hospitals and Clinics, Nashville – Application period for the Summer 2013 cohort is closed. Check back for the next cohort.

University of Tennesse Medical Center– Perioperative RN Residency

Saint Francis Bartlett Medical Center, Memphis – RN Residency for Women’s Services, Step Down Unit , Labor & Delivery 

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Children’s Medical Center, Dallas

Cook Children’s Medical Center, Ft. Worth – Pediatric Nurse Residency Program

Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Beaumont, Woodlands – RN Internships

Methodist Hospital System, Houston –  Nurse Residency Program Applications open for Fall residenccy 05/31/2013.
                             Methodist Hospital, San Antoni0 – Pediatric ICU

Parkland Hospital and Health System, Dallas – New Graduate Programs

Seton Healthcare Family, Central Texas – Versant RN Residency. Residency open house March 7, 2013 1 – 6 pm.

Seton Healthcare Family, Austin – RN Residency now accepting applications for June 2013.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston – Graduate Nurse Residency program

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler 

Texas Health HEB (Versant RN Residency Program)– GN Residency Emergency Department Now accepting applications for July 2013 cohort.

Park Plaza Hospital, Houston (Versant RN Residency Program) – Requires 3 year employment commitment.

Houston Northwest Medical Center – Versant Residency Program – RN – SICU April 2013. Versant Residency requires a 3 years employment commitment to Houston Northwest Medical Center.

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston – Clinical Nurse residency program April/May Graduates. Program start dates will be June & July 2013.

Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City –  Pediatric RN Float Pool Nights New grad residency June 2013. Now accepting applications. Students with nursing GPA > 3.5 


Fletcher Allen Healthcare,Burlington – Graduate Nursing

VCU Medical Center – The program’s focus is on the transition to professional nursing practice using Patricia Benner’s theoretical framework from her book “From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice.”

University of Virgina Health Systems/Medical Center, Charlottesville – RN New Graduate Programs

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond – Peri Operative RN Intern Program

Cheyenne VA Medical Center – Nursing Valor Program

Inova Health Systems, Fairfarx and Falls Church – ADVANCE Clinical Ladder program for Nurses

Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington – Graduate Nurse Internship

EvergreenHealth –  The program is offered several times per year and consists of approximately 64 hours of classroom time and 280 hours of clinical time with an experienced preceptor (over 8-10 weeks).  Typically, more hours are added for specialty areas.

Francisan Health System – Comprehensive RN Residency programs to help you continue your career growth once you join.

Seattle Children’s Hospital  

West Virginia – Still researching

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison – Nurse Residency Program

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center – New Grad RN Residency Program

Tenet Healthcare System – Versant RN Residency

Wyoming Medical Center, Casper   Acute Care Nurse Residency Program. Start dates June 10th and Septebmer 16, 2013. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2013.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne

Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Gillete – RN Residency/Long term care. Position Posted March 5, 2013.

Nation – Wide: 
U.S. Navy Nurse Corps 

U.S. Army Nurse Corps

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Indian Health Nursing

Veteran’s Administration 


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