Nurse Residency Program
Since 2016, the El Camino Hospital Nurse Residency Program has supported numerous new graduates from the Bay Area and beyond in making the transition from student to professional nurse. Along the way, the program has evolved and grown.
El Camino Health New Graduate RN Residency is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Our Nurse Residency Program is dedicated to supporting the profession of nursing by hiring exceptional nurses to provide safe and compassionate care to the patients of El Camino Health.
The program has opportunities for residents to start their career in various nursing specialties including medical, surgical, telemetry, oncology, labor and delivery, and emergency.
This year long residency, commencing twice each year in April and October, comprises:
- A 400-hour intensive clinical program, which includes 320 hours with dedicated preceptors, as well as Quarterly Professional Development Days to support the transition to practice throughout the year.
- Weekly classroom time for the first 10 weeks that supports the transition to practice through application of critical thinking, scope and standards of nursing practice, communication, delegation, time management, ethical considerations, stress management, teamwork, self-care/resiliency and professional development.
- Completion of an evidence-based project demonstrating the translation of evidence to practice change.
- Regular program leader support to ensure the transition to full independent professional practice.
Applications for the Nurse Residency Program are accepted twice a year, in mid-winter and early summer, through the El Camino Health Careers page.