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Nurse Residency

The Nurse Residency Program at North Oaks Medical Center is a program designed to support nursing school graduates as they transition from the classroom setting into their first professional nursing role.

Program Features

  • The program is one year in length and is supplementary to hospital/nursing orientation and specialty training courses. New Graduate Nurses are hired into all clinical areas, including specialty areas, depending on need.
  • Program includes all RN and LPN’s with 6 months or less of acute care experience.
  • You do not have to apply, you are automatically placed within the program except: 1. PRN status or 2. RN with LPN experience. In those instances, the nurse residency coordinator and manager of hiring unit would discuss new hire experience and the need for the program.
  • Seminars are 4 hours in length and are scheduled monthly. Time is built within the monthly seminars as “Clinical Reflection Time.” This a time for guided discussions on what is going well and what is not, identify learning needs, and support continued growth in nursing practice .
  • The NRP provides professional support from experienced nurses, educators, nursing leaders, mentors, and the interdisciplinary team.

Seminar Content

Content is based on strengthening critical thinking, skill development, and service excellence. Set topics are included within the program (see examples below); however, learning needs are continually assessed throughout the program to tailor content.

  • Stress Management
  • Changing Patient Condition
  • End of Life Care
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution Documentation
  • Sepsis
  • Metabolic Derangements
  • Skin Integrity & Wound Management Pre- and Post-Surgical Care
  • Pain Management
  • Delegation
  • Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Professional Development

Program Benefits

  • No cost or application
  • A combination of didactic and hands-on learning Small and large group reflection time
  • Supportive cohort of peers
  • Additional exposure to resources available at NOMC Safe learning environment
  • Build decision-making skills
  • Increase confidence
  • Job satisfaction

If you have questions, please contact North Oaks Nurse Residency Coordinator, Ashley McCammon, MSN, RN, CNEn at or call (985) 230-6959.