New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs

Sharp's New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is designed to provide a flexible and supportive environment to help you build the confidence you need to become a nursing professional. We offer a wide range of opportunities to meet the needs of all new nurse graduates — from acute care to highly specialized areas like emergency department and psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Our program offers a combination of curriculum work and supervised hands-on experience to help build your knowledge base and effective decision-making skills. In addition, you will have a preceptor to answer questions, provide support and help refine your skills. A mentor may also be matched with you to provide the social and emotional support you will need to grow.

As a new nursing professional, you will participate in a comprehensive one-year program that includes a series of learning sessions and work experiences:

  • 10 to 16 weeks of individualized orientation
  • Celebrations for key milestones
  • Classroom and simulation curriculum lessons
  • Clinical and interdisciplinary experiences
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Peer group support
  • Reflective learning, journaling and self-care
  • Support from mentors

Accepting Applications
The application process for the Summer 2014 New Graduate Programs is closed. Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted directly by the new graduate recruiter and/or hiring manager via phone or email.

Please check our website in September 2014 for information about our Winter 2014/2015 New Graduate Programs.

Program Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of a U.S. state-approved and accredited nursing program
  • Must have a current unencumbered California registered nurse (RN) license by program start date (unless otherwise specified)
  • BSN preferred; ADN required
  • Must have a current CPR certification appropriate for a health care provider
  • Must have graduated no more than 18 months prior to the start of the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program
  • Must have less than 12 months of work experience as an RN by program start date

We are proud to offer both unit-based programs and residency rotations.