The Nurse Residency Program

Seal of CCNE

Students who will graduate within the next four months or who have graduated within the last year with no prior RN experience are eligible to apply to our Fall Nurse Residency Cohort.

Teaching session for nursing team

We offer a 12-month Nurse Residency Program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (2013-2018) that educates and supports new graduate nurses, offering professional development and help with promoting resilliency. Participants network with expert nurses from both the hospital and the UI College of Nursing. We are part of the Vizient and American Association of Colleges of Nursing NRP program. Lectures, discussions, and hands-on learning experiences include:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Simulation Experience with Critical Changes in a Patient's Condition
  • Dealing with Death and Dying
  • Caring for Oneself

Application Requirements

(Applications submitted without the required information will be considered incomplete)

  • Your resume must include information from your internship/externship experiences and clinical rotation experiences.
    - Describe the experience (summer externship, senior internship, preceptorship, role transition, clinical rotation).
    - Where (what hospital) did you complete the experience?
    - What type of unit were you working on?
    - How many hours did you complete?
    - When did you complete the experience (dates)?
  • Your resume must also include certifications you have earned. During your work experiences or academic nursing program have you earned any certifications (i.e. ACLS/PALS, CNA, etc)?
  • Please include a cover letter.