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
Applications for our Summer 2014 New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs will be accepted beginning Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 10 am PST through Monday, March 10, 2014, at 5 pm PST. To be considered you must apply and submit a completed portfolio during this time period.
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.