Nursing Residency Program

The Nursing Residency Program at Stormont Vail Health provides residents with the opportunity to transition into their career with the support and encouragement of leaders and team members. Committed to the growth and development of staff, we empower your journey to be well-positioned to lead with confidence and competency under the foundation of excellence.


Overview of Program

Stormont Vail Health’s nursing residency program designed to transition recent nursing grads, new nurse managers and new nurse hires into the practice, well-positioned and ready to lead with confidence and competency. Surround yourself with encouragement and support committed to your growth and development.

Pick your Path

New Nurse Graduate

12-month program

Cluster Options:
High Acuity Nursing
Medical/Surgical Nursing

New Nurse Manager

12-month program

Concentration Options:
Moving into the role of a Nurse Manager
New-hire of a Nurse Manager Position

The Experienced Nurse

6-month program

Concentration Options:
New to the organization
Transferring to the organization

The Residency Program Includes:

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Why choose a Nursing Residency Program?

  • Extension of nursing school, a more in-depth exploration of fundamentals and how we build on those strengths and improve our weaknesses.
  • Use of simulation to bring it all together – putting together a puzzle of sorts.
  • Drive home the initiative and ability to draw out critical thinking skills and how to apply them at the bedside in different situations.
  • Build relationships with other staff members, learn to have a voice and speak up.
  • Reinforce nurse to patient relationship, understanding the importance of trust
    Explore processes within the organization and how we all can have an impact on how those processes function and how they change to meet our needs (Financially/time management) and the needs of our patients (Best Practice)
  • Build confidence, learn great bedside care and advance leadership skills.
    Provides an opportunity to shadow in departments other than home department.

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