RN New Graduate Residency Program

RN New Graduate Residency Program

  • Winter 2020 Cohort now accepting applications. Apply here. 
  • Summer 2020 Cohort applications open February 1, 2020. Application deadline is March 25, 2020. 


  • College transcript noting ADN or BSN degree
  • Current BLS for HealthCare Provider certification (or obtain prior to the completion of orientation)
  • Current RN licensure by the program start date
  • Care Partner or similar healthcare experience is preferred

Program Purpose:
The RN New Graduate Clinical Orientation Program is an extension of NorthCrest Medical Center’s orientation designed to provide experience for the RN New Graduate. This orientation provides the opportunity for the New Graduate to apply the theory from the student role to the full work responsibility of the professional nurse.  Through a variety of clinically based patient care experiences and educational opportunities, the New Graduate is able to practice critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical skills required in the clinical area.

Program Format:
The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a one year program that is a combination of classroom and clinical orientation consisting of the following components:

  • Orientation to the organization and culture of NorthCrest Medical Center.
  • Formalized orientation includes assessment of the skills and abilities of the New Graduate to facilitate planning of clinical experiences.
  • Orientation will consist of a mixture of classroom activities, ancillary department rotations, nursing department rotations (varies on position availability), and hands-on orientation in the New Graduate’s assigned nursing unit.
  • The New Graduate will be assigned a Preceptor with the expectation to follow the Preceptor’s schedule as closely as possible with necessary adjustments to accommodate staffing needs and/or orientation activities.
  • Conferences are held every week or as needed by the Preceptor, Program Coordinator, and/or Nurse Manager (if needed) to evaluate progress and set goals for future learning needs of the New Graduate.
  • Length of time on orientation with the designated Preceptor will depend on progression in program and the unit placement of the New Graduate. The final decision for the length of orientation will be a collaboration between the Nurse Manager and the Program Coordinator.

Jana Payne, BSN, RN, CCRN
Education Manager