The new graduate RN Residency Program is designed to support the new graduate hired at Huntington Hospital in the RN’s transition from advanced beginner to competent professional. There is no application process for the Nurse Residency Program. The new graduate hired at Huntington Hospital is automatically enrolled in the program, as an overlay to orientation.
Our RN Nurse Residency Program builds upon previous undergraduate nursing education and clinical competencies. The program consists of a series of learning and work experiences designed to assist the new graduate nurse in the transition to their first professional role and become leaders at the patient’s bedside. The core curriculum topics include:
- Critical thinking
- Patient safety-minimizing risk
- Evidence-based practice
- Professional development
This approximately 22-week program helps new graduate nurses develop effective decision-making abilities in clinical judgment and performance. New graduate nurses need extended clinical experiences with appropriate support systems for successful transition from nursing student to professional nurse.
New Graduate RN Nurse Residency Commitment
Each new graduate nurse resident accepted into the program will be expected to:
- Commit to full-time employment for the duration of the program, with continued employment for two years
- Adhere to all hospital guidelines as a member of the professional nursing staff
- Develop and utilize peer and leadership relationships to support professional development
- Participate actively in general and specialized training experiences
- Complete program evaluations for purposes of improvement and outcome data
Huntington Hospital RN Residency programs are developed in the following areas:
- Critical Care
- Definitive Observation Unit
- Neonatal ICU
- Medical-Surgical Telemetry
- Operating Room
- New Grad Float Pool
Most all of our RN Residency programs are held twice a year beginning in March and September. New Grad RN positions are typically posted three to four months prior to the start of the program. For example, if you are interested in the March program you should expect to apply in November or December.
For Any Questions Regarding the RN Residency Program please contact:
Angelica Acosta, MSN, RN-BC