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New Graduate Registered Nurse (RN) Residency Program

The New Graduate Registered Nurse (RN) Residency Program is an evidence-based and structured program built upon a competency-based framework, designed to address the challenges faced by newly licensed RNs as they make transition to professional practice. This program helps to effectively close the academic-to-practice gap so that we can retain safe, competent, and confident nurses who are prepared to continue their professional growth.

The New Graduate RN Residency Program is a full-time employment opportunity. The program is intensive clinical practice, followed by ongoing sessions designed to build upon what the nurse resident is experiencing in clinical practice.

We provide a cohort experience to allow for support, shared experiences, reflective practice opportunities and socialization as new graduate RNs acclimate to their professional role. Support is also provided by preceptors, unit leadership and educators during the program.

Requirements to qualify for the New Graduate RN Residency Program:

  • Licensure: Current, active and unencumbered California registered nurse license prior to starting the program
  • Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program within the last 12-14 months; associate degree in nursing (ADN) or BS in nursing (BSN) preferred
  • Certification: Current and active Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
  • Experience: Less than 12 months of acute care hospital-based experience as a licensed RN prior to starting the program

Interested in applying for our RN residency program? Submit your application through our career portal.

Nursing Educational Opportunities and Resources

We offer a variety of educational opportunities and resources to support the continuous learning needs and professional development of our nurses:

  • Preceptor development and education
  • Nurse leader academy
  • Charge nurse development
  • Transitional practice programs in medical/surgical, telemetry, step-down and critical care
  • Unlimited access to more than 1,800 CE courses in our CE Center (HealthStream)
  • Access to courses in our HealthStream Learning Management System
  • Formal education programs
  • Orientation programs for experienced nurses in a variety of clinical areas

New Grad Registered Nurses - Structured Two-year Program

  • Unit specific clinical training (no less than 6 weeks) with preceptor. After completion of the unit specific clinical training period preceptor becomes mentor until end of first year.
  • New grad receives $2,000 bonus after successful completion of the introductory period
  • 5% increase after 6 months employment for non-union facilities
  • New grad then eligible for regular merit increase program
  • Year two includes first payment of Loan Forgiveness and career development program

Preceptor Program

  • Nurses with at least one year of experience can apply and participate in selection process to become a preceptor
  • Preceptor receives $2000 bonus once unit specific clinical training period and preceptee 90-day introductory period completed and new grad signs they are competent in all areas in contract

Mentor Program

  • Nurses with at least one year of experience can apply and participate in the selection process to become a mentor
  • At end of contract completion, preceptor will transition to mentor role. If preceptor does not become a mentor, a mentor will be assigned.
  • Mentor receives a $5000 bonus for each new grad employed at end of their first year – not prorated if new grad leaves before end of first year.
  • Mentor receives $5000 bonus if new grad is still employed at the end of the second year – prorated beginning at 18 months

Nursing Professional Development

  • Education
    • Tuition Reimbursement $3,000 annually
    • RN to BSN programs
    • Loan Forgiveness up to $50,000
  • Certifications

First-Time Certification

  • Pay for review class expenses
  • Pay for exam fee
  • $500 first-time certification bonus

Pay more for BSNs and MSNs: $1.75 hour more for BSN; $3.50 hour more for MSN

Job flexibility for part-time work while achieving degree

Recognition and Support

  • Quarterly DAISY Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Yearly DAISY Award recognition of Nursing and Nursing Leaders
  • Critical care and Emergency Nursing classes for nurses desiring to explore a career in ICU and ED
  • Charge nurse training class for nurses who are looking to further advance their leadership skills
  • Advancement education for specialty training such as perioperative, ED, ICU, Urgent Care
  • Thankful Thursday to show gratitude for people stepping up beyond normal everyday stuff
  • Great catches to recognize staff for being patient safety advocates
  • Monthly town hall meeting for update and round table
  • Monthly birthday celebrations for employees with free lunch meal ticket
  • Celebrating employee of the month and of the year
  • Different hospital activities celebrating the “National Day”
  • Recognizing years of services with organization
  • Spiritual Care Services (Chaplain/Rabbi) for staff, patients and families
  • Education for environmental services staff to advance into nursing development