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Scotland Health Care System’s Nurse Residency Program is a program for all new nurse graduates and follows Patricia Benner's Novice to Expert Theory.

The program offers:

  • Nursing Orientation and Skills Development
  • Clinical Workshops
  • Classes and Continuing Education
  • A supportive environment specifically designed for the new nurse
  • Specially-trained nurse preceptors who provide mentoring and guidance

Program overview: The Nurse Residency Program provides a comprehensive orientation over 12 months using Patricia Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory to promote safe practice for complex patients, create a health work environment, foster professional development and retain Nurse Residents.

  • Phase One: Two-week classroom orientation combining educational content, personalized clinical orientation and emotional support, allowing you to integrate theory with the skills required to deliver outstanding and compassionate patient care.
  • Phase Two: Rotations through a Priority Focus Area (Medical or Critical Care). You will work alongside a preceptor for three weeks on each of the two units you selected within the Priority Focus Area.
  • Phase Three: At the conclusion of the hospital orientation process you will apply and interview for vacant positions within the hospital. Once placed in a position you will be paired with a preceptor throughout the remainder of the unit orientation.

To be eligible for the Nurse Residency Program you must: Be a new graduate with RN license or eligible to take the NCLEX Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program (ADN or BSN) Provide two letters of reference from a clinical instructor during the interview process If offered a Nurse Residency Program position, a RN license will be required prior to start date

How to apply
Please apply online. The Nurse Residency Program post is located under the job category "Nursing”. All new graduates are required to apply to the Nurse Residency Program position, applications submitted to the general Staff Nurse postings are not considered. Transcripts are not required.

Apply here to search for a Nurse Residency Program position.

If you have technical difficulties submitting an application online, please contact the Human Resources Office at (910) 291-7560 or call toll-free at 877-954-5627 for assistance.