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
Applications for our Winter 2014/2015 New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs will be accepted beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 through Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm PST.  To be considered you must apply during this time period.

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.