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

Residency News

June 2021

The Stanford Health Care Nurse Residency Program Fall 2021 Cohort has been postponed until 2022. Starting in 2022, the Nurse Residency Program will transition to a two cohort per year structure.

​​​​​​​Please continue to visit this website for more information regarding cohort start dates including application and interview timelines. We anticipate this information will be available in September 2021.

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 a 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).  
    •  (*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
      • BSN or MSN from an accredited nursing program
      • Less than 6 months/1040 hours of paid RN experience
      • 2 letters of recommendation from clinical instructors
      • Unofficial Transcripts
      • Resume 
      • Cover Letter
      Selection Timeline
        The Stanford Health Care Nurse Residency Program is PTAP accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

        The timeline placement for the Spring 2022 co-hort will be updated in Fall 2021.

        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)
          • Emergency Department - Clinical Decision Unit

          Stanford New Grad RN Program Zoom Q&A Sessions

           Application Prep and Overview of our New Grad RN Residency (Recorded February 2021)
          Stanford New Grad RN Program Interview Prep (Recorded May 2021)

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