Please be advised that the Sisters In Stride: Women's Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Walk, scheduled for Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m., has been canceled due to the expected inclement weather.
The Valley Hospital’s New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a structured educational program designed to prepare newly graduated registered nurses in acquiring the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to care for patients in their assigned clinical areas. The program accepts qualified licensed nurses who have graduated from a baccalaureate nursing program, who are hired into nurse residency positions and trained as a cohort for one year.
Visit our careers website to view available Nursing Resident positions.
The objectives of the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program are:
Didactic, simulation, case study, role play and discussion learning methods are utilized to educate the nurse residents about acute-care skills, procedures and assessments, while building on their current nursing knowledge.
Unit training is extensive, with one-on-one preceptors who develop the gradual assignments for the nurse residents daily, increasing complexity and patient acuity. Residents are also assigned a mentor on the unit/department they are hired to, to provide the support needed during their residency.
Pre- and post-conferences are conducted to allow time for nurse residents to practice difficult skills, ask clarifying questions and discuss patient cases. Residents are enrolled into specialty classes depending on the unit/department into which they are hired.
At the completion of the program, a graduation ceremony is held to acknowledge the nurse residents’ accomplishments in transitioning into a professional nurse role.