Nurse Residency Program

Memorial hospitals offer a 10-month Nurse Residency Program (NRP) designed to support the transition of all new graduate nurses from novice nurse to competent nursing professional. This program is developed from the national Vizient/AANC NRP curriculum, an evidence-based program customized to reflect the values and mission of Memorial Health System.

We offer new graduate nurses opportunities in all of our clinical settings. Consider growing with us by applying for a position on our Careers page.

Benefits of the NRP program at Memorial

  • Supports the first year of service for all new graduate nurses through a nationally recognized program
  • Develops clinical reasoning and competence in nursing practice though active learning and simulation
  • Emphasizes leadership, professional roles and patient outcomes
  • Provides opportunity to network with fellow new graduate nurses, members of the leadership and interdisciplinary team members
  • Strengthens commitment to a professional career in nursing

Eligibility criteria

Any nurse starting at Memorial with less than 12 months of experience as a registered nurse. Nurses with associate, bachelors, and master’s degrees are welcome.

What to expect from the NRP

The NRP at Memorial will provide education, support and guidance to new graduate nurses as they begin their careers at Memorial hospitals. It is a 10-month long professional development curriculum for new graduate nurses that culminates in an evidence-based poster presentation.

The professional development curriculum includes once a month 4-hour paid sessions for 10 months that participants are expected to attend. 

What participants will receive/engage in during the NRP

  • Monthly educational seminars
  • Clinical instruction by subject matter experts
  • Hands on activities to immediately apply topics & integrate into practice
  • Continuous support from experienced bedside RNs
  • Assistance with professional development plan and clinical ladder promotion
  • Evidence-based poster project that impacts current practice environment

Topics included in the NRP

  • Professional Communication
  • Prioritization and Delegation Strategies
  • Management of the Changing Patient Condition
  • Goal Setting
  • Incivility and conflict resolution
  • De-escalation of Workplace Violence
  • Stress Resiliency
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Quality and Safety
  • Nursing Quality Indicators & Patient Outcomes
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Professional Development Planning
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Evidence Based Practice