Nurse Residency Programs


If you represent a Nurse Residency Program and would like to have it listed on our site, please contact us.  We will be adding a Nurse Residency Program Directory and Social Community in the near future.

The Nurse Residency findbride comments Program at Penn Medicine is an example of a 12-month program designed to support baccalaureate nursing graduates as they transition into their first professional nursing role. The program consists of a series of work and learning experiences that emphasize and develop the clinical and leadership skills necessary for the advanced beginner nurse to become a successful part of the health care team.

The Nurse Residency at Penn Medicine Program participates in the UHC/AAN Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program™ curriculum, which utilizes Patricia Benner’s well-known theoretical framework from her book From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. The program includes an emphasis on:

  • Critical thinking
  • Patient safety and minimizing risk
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Patient- and family-centered care
  • Professional development

Participating nurses receive a full salary and an excellent benefits package, as well as dedicated preceptors and faculty for guidance and support throughout the program.

Here are some additional resources to assist you.

  • New Nurse Forum – This is our online forum where student nurses can collaborate or commiserate.  Make new friends, share exam tips or ask questions of the student nurse community.
  • Nurse Job Board – When you are approaching graduation and begin your search for a job, check out the many available job openings that are waiting for you.
  • Your Nurse Resume – Give yourself and advantage in your job search by uploading your resume in a few easy steps so potential employers can find you!
  • Nurse Scholarships – A collection of valuable nurse scholarships that can help you pay for your education.

Check back here for more information and helpful tips on transitioning to practice.