Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Department: Patient Care Services

Schedule: All Shifts Available

Shift: All

Hours: Variable

Req#: 20037


Southern New Hampshire Medical Center 


Our Nurse Residency is a 12-month transition to practice program utilizing an evidence-based curriculum to facilitate professional development and support for new graduate nurses through Education, Mentorship, Leadership, and Preceptor. The program combines didactic and simulation-based learning, with precepted clinical experiences and professional development opportunities.

Our goal is to optimize the orientation experience while setting new nurses on the pathway to achieve their career goals. The novice nurse will participate in a Clinical Development Pathway which combines general and specialty specific learning and development and brings the new graduate from their first day to certification and beyond.

Our Residency Program is designed to grow confident nurses who are engaged in their profession and deliver compassionate, quality care that achieves exceptional patient outcomes. Currently we offer medical surgical, critical care, emergency, perioperative, procedural, and maternal-child tracks. As a Magnet organization, our goal is to engage our nurses from day one and provide an environment for them to grow and achieve their professional goals.

Upon completion of the residency our nurses will:

  • confidently provide patient care as part of an interprofessional team
  • have a voice in their practice by participating in shared governance
  • prepare to achieve specialty certification or pursue further academic education
  • be motivated to take part in our clinical advancement program
  • have opportunities to advance their careers or explore other specialty nursing roles


Nurses entering the Nurse Residency Program will apply into their preferred clinical specialty, and if accepted, be placed on the Nursing Development Pathway that corresponds with their experience and role. New Graduates are expected to participate in the Residency full-time, which allows them to start learning on their unit of hire, while participating in the regularly scheduled shared learning sessions with clinical experts. Our general sessions bring new nurses together from across the organization to discuss professional nursing issues and to build relationships and strengthen nursing practice.

After nurse residents complete their initial clinical orientation, they will continue to participate in the residency while building their advanced specialty knowledge, clinical skill set, and working on their assigned shift.


Each Nursing Development Pathway includes:

  • Clinical Milestones – New nurses can identify goals and track their progress as they achieve clinical skills, complete specialized training, and obtain certifications
  • Enrollment in evidence-based blended learning – We combine industry leading education programs with hands-on skills training, simulation-based learning, and classroom content let by Nursing Professional Development Specialists. Pathways are paced so that nurses can build on their experiences and continue to acquire new knowledge and skills during their first 12 months of practice. Programs include:

– ANCC’s Essentials of Critical Care Orientation

– AWHONN’s Perinatal and Neonatal Orientation Programs

-ENA’s Emergency Nursing Orientation

-AORN’s PeriOp 101

-Mosby’s Medical Surgical Orientation


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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