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New Nurse Residency Program welcomes inaugural class. 

We’re so excited to have just launched the Memorial Healthcare System Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency

Program™, with our inaugural class of 70 nurses. This one-year program has been created to transition and engage new nursing graduates in an opportunity for learning, curiosity and success in clinical practice. Highlights include:

  • The Nurse Residency is spearheaded by Maggie Hansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, in partnership with Anthony G. Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Director of the Nurse Residency Program. The program is also fully supported by the CNOs and Nurse Educators at each of the six Memorial hospital locations.
  • Evidence-based curriculum and diverse learning opportunities have been designed to extend basic nurse education and skills growth in areas such as leadership concepts, patient outcomes, and the role of a professional nurse.
  • Residents are assigned to a home unit and Memorial facility. Current residency tracks include Inpatient Rehab, Med/Surg/Telemetry, Oncology, Emergency, Critical Care, Pediatrics and Women’s Services.

In addition to Memorial scholarship recipients and other external candidates, the program is also open to current non-nurse employees who have recently graduated from nursing school. See what one new nurse had to say about her transition to a clinical career:

“I attended orientation today and am very excited to say that I’m now part of the Memorial team of nurses. It’s been a dream of mine since I started working in registration in the ER. The most impactful part of my day was when I traded my patient financial badge for my registered nurse badge! I have had the privilege to work alongside amazing nurses for the past five years and am excited to finally begin my own nursing journey.

Our nursing culture inspires the achievement of superior outcomes through a shared vision, professional excellence, interdisciplinary leadership and collaboration. If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to be a Memorial Nurse, please visit our Nursing Careers page.