New Grad Residency Program

The New Graduate Nurse Residency program is designed for newly licensed nurses during their first year of practice and offered at Wake Forest Baptist Health. The New Graduate Nurse Residency program at Wake Forest Baptist Health is designed for newly licensed nurses during their first year of practice. New Nurse Graduates (Residency) WakeMed's Clinical Nurse Residency is a one-year program that offers clinical and educational activities to facilitate professional development.

The Elliot Hospital is proud to provide new graduate nurses with a residency program designed to support your transition to professional practice. This is a period of great excitement and professional growth but it can also be filled with questions and challenges.


The HCA Nurse Residency Program will provide education, support and guidance to new graduate nurses as they begin their careers in HCA Healthcare hospitals. It is a yearlong, extensive clinical orientation and professional development curriculum for new graduate nurses that culminates in an evidence-based poster presentation. The Valley Hospital’s New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a structured educational program designed to prepare newly graduated registered nurses in acquiring the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to care for patients in their assigned clinical areas. One of the great parts of the Nurse Residency Program is the opportunity to work with your team of new graduate nurses to develop and implement an evidence-based practice project at KRH. You will have mentors to support your progress and will go through the entire process using the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice.

Our mission at the Elliot Hospital is to nurture the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential in an acute care professional nurse by building on your academic knowledge. Clinical Nurse Educators will provide an open and accepting learning environment, incorporating learning strategies designed to refine your critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Experienced staff nurses and unit leaders will work together to ensure that you feel supported in your role transition and prepared to care for patients with challenging and complicated healthcare issues.

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Throughout the first year, you will learn and grow with other new graduate RNs in both general and specialty education sessions. Transition support includes:

  • Trained nurse preceptors who guide your unit orientation
  • Classroom Discussions, led by experienced Nurse Educators that enhance clinical knowledge and critical thinking.
  • Case Studies that provide real life examples of medical issues faced by patients on your units.
  • Skill Review sessions that allow another chance for “hands on” practice.
  • Online learning programs and computer simulations that supplement skill development.
  • High and Low Fidelity simulations that provide a safe environment to practice and refine clinical skill, decision making and prioritization.
  • Debriefing sessions with other new graduate RNs that encourage and support reflective practice and successful role transition.

The Nursing Staff at the Elliot Health System are passionate about the roles that they play in patient safety and outcomes. Through the Transition to Practice Residency program, we commit to the professional development of our new nurses and hope to inspire a love for the art and science of professional nursing practice!

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For more information, call the Department of Education at 603 663-4450. To apply for a position, click here!