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Nurse Residency Program

New Grad RN Residency Program Overview

ARMC’s new graduate Nurse Residency Program is designed to support and prepare newly licensed registered nurses for their transition into the professional nursing role. This formal, structured program focuses on the acquisition of technical and clinical skills that are necessary to become a competent and confident nurse. Through virtual didactic learning, evidence-based content as well as live workshops and mentor guidance, new nurses will master techniques to provide high quality care to a diverse patient population.

Our 9-month transition-to-practice program is based on a hybrid curriculum complete with both classroom learning and clinical hands-on patient care allowing for a more comprehensive learning experience. Some of the core curriculum topics include:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Development and Leadership
  • Well-Being and Resillence
  • Time Management

This exciting program is offered in most areas. Positions are assigned to Critical Care (Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Neonatal ICU, and Surgical ICU), Labor and Delivery, Emergency Department, Burn Center, Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, Perioperative Services, and Mother/Baby units.

Program Requirements

  • Attend all monthly transition-to-practice program workshops to complete the program.
  • Ability to work a flexible orientation schedule.
  • Fulfill all course requirements assigned for the Nurse Residency Program.

Employment

  • Nurse Residents hired into the Nurse Residency Program will be hired on as a Staff Nurse RN I.
  • After orientation and an approved work performance evaluation, residents will be promoted to a Staff Nurse II position while they complete the remainder of the Nurse Residency Program.

Compensation

  • All hours worked during the residency program are paid at the current staff RN I rate for your position and will continue in your staff RN II position as you continue the monthly cohort workshops.

Eligibility

  • Graduate of an Accredited Nursing School (BSN preferred).
  • Unrestricted California RN License at the time of the Hiring Event.
  • Registered Nurse with less than one year of RN experience.
  • Foreign nurses newly licensed in the United States.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Successful completion of DOJ background check and physical at employment start date.

Application Periods

Application Period
Cohort Start Date

June 2022

October 2022

  • Application periods for the program will be held twice a year (Fall and Spring).
  • Applications Periods and Hiring Events are held 3-4 months ahead of each cohort start date.
  • Depending on position availability, application periods may be added or are subject to change. Please check our county website for the most up-to-date information.
  • Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Click here to apply.

Application and Hiring Event

  • Our application process is prioritized based on the competitiveness of the application cycle.
  • Once the candidate’s application is selected, the candidate will be invited to the hiring event which is a panel interview with the managers and educators of the unit the candidate has applied for.
  • Along with work and clinical experience, candidates are also evaluated for their behavior attributes including their passion and drive to work in an acute in-patient care setting.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Walker, Nurse Residency Program Coordinator at Walkerjen@armc.sbcounty.gov or (909) 580-1312.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to see frequently asked questions about the program.