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:

October 4, 2022 - Zoom Q&A Session (Additional Information below)
October 31, 2022 - Cohort 38 applications open
​​​​​​​March 20, 2023 Cohort 38 starts

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. 
JOIN US for our LIVE ZOOM Application Preparation Webinar for NRP 38 – March 2023
Tuesday October 4, 2022 | 11am-1230pm PST

We will cover the general overview of our March 2023 RN Residency Program, tips to help you prepare your application for submission, current Stanford RN Residents will share their experiences, info about pay/benefits, engagement opportunities, diversity & inclusion & education time/financial support. 

This will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel and on our Residency page. 

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Recruitment Process

    • Applicants must have an ASN, BSN or MSN who have graduated from a program accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Accredited online programs included.
      • With a degree conferral date after September 1, 2021 for our Spring 2023 cohort.
    • Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
    • Must hold current Basic Life Support Certification - issued by the American Heart Association (AHA)
    • Must hold current Registered Nurse licensure – issued by the State of California, by TBD for our Spring 2023 cohort
      • Interim permits are not accepted
    ​​​​​​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. 
      • Complete college transcripts and transfer transcripts, if applicable (Unofficial copies are accepted)
      • Current Resume 
      • Cover Letter
      Selection Timeline
        The Stanford Health Care Nurse Residency Program is PTAP accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

        ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cohort 38

        October 31, 2022 - November 13, 2022 : Application Posted 

        January 23, 2023- February 3, 2023: Panel & Unit Interviews
        March 20, 2023
        :    Cohort 38 Start Date 

        ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cohort 39

        April 3, 2023- April 16, 2023: Application Posted 
        May 29, 2023- June 16, 2023: Panel Interviews 

        August 21, 2023:    Cohort 39 Start Date 

        Specialties 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
          • Inpatient Dialysis 
          • 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 June 2022)

          Residency Program FAQ

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