Nurse Residency Program The Stanford Health Care Nurse Residency Program, started in 2006 and has since grown into a meaningful and impactful foundation for new graduate nurses transitioning into professional practice
Nurse Residency Program Events:

Tuesday June 7th -@ 1pm PST - Zoom Interview Prep Webinar - RSVP at
June 20th - Interviews for Cohort 37 begin
August 22nd - Cohort 37 RNs start

The Stanford Nurse Residency Program 

  • 280+ hours of direct clinical orientation with a dedicated preceptor
  • High fidelity simulation activities that focus on acute coronary syndrome, Code blue, sepsis and respiratory failure
  • Monthly seminars facilitated by content experts that focus on: individual learning styles, clinical reasoning and critical thinking (care of the cardiac, pulmonary, neuro, oncology and septic patient), palliative care, wound management, vascular access management, scope of practice, communication, delegation, time management, resource management, ethical considerations, self-care, resiliency, stress management, teamwork, career planning and professional growth and development.
  • Evidence-Based Project: Supported through the Department of Nursing Research and the Center for Education and Professional Development, each nurse resident is a part of creating an evidence-based practice project—impacting the quality of care provided in their own clinical areas of practice.
  • The program leaders provide face-to-face support in multiple structured check-ins, helping to ensure that the transition to practice is meaningful and builds a competent, sound and independent professional practice, for each new graduate nurse. 
  • The program is a 1 year commitment. 

Recruitment Process

    • Applicants must have an ASN, BSN or MSN who have graduated from a program accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commision (NLNCA) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Accredited online programs included.
    •  (*Recent graduates must have a graduation date within 18 months of residency start date.)
    • Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
    ​​​​​​Application Components
      • ASN, BSN or MSN from an accredited nursing program
      • Less than 6 months/1040 hours of paid RN experience
      • 2 school of nursing faculty references (please provide faculty name, role and contact information). *No letters of recommendation are required. 
      • Unofficial Transcripts
      • Resume 
      • Cover Letter
      Selection Timeline
        The Stanford Health Care Nurse Residency Program is PTAP accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

        ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cohort 37

        April 18, 2022- April 29, 2022: Application Posted 

        June 20, 2022 - July 1, 2022: Panel Interviews

        August 22, 2022:    Cohort 37 Start Date 

        You will hear if you were selected for an interview after June 1st. 

        Specialities Offered
          • ICU (General/Surgical/Trauma, CVICU, Cardiothoracic, Medical Oncology, Neuro)
          • AAU Medicine (Observation, Telemetry, Cardiology/Pulmonary, Advanced Lung Disease, Neurology/Stroke, Float Pool)
          • AAU Surgical (Neurosurgery, Surgical Trauma, Transplant, ENT/Plastics, Orthopedics, Cardiac Surgery/Transplant/LVAD, Cardiothoracic/Vascular/Transplant, Surgical, Surgical Oncology)
          • Oncology (BMT/CAR-T, BMT/Hematology, Hematology/Oncology & Medical Oncology)
          • Psychiatry
          • Nursing Research & Clinical Trials 
          • Emergency Department (Adult)

          Stanford New Grad RN Program Zoom Q&A Sessions

           Application Prep and Overview of our New Grad RN Residency (Recorded March 2022)
          Stanford New Grad RN Program Interview Prep (Recorded January 2022)

          Residency Program FAQ

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