Nurse Residency Program

The Providence Health Nurse Residency program offers new graduates an exceptional opportunity to gain educational and clinical training in many inpatient care areas including Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, and Critical Care. This intensive program enables new graduates to learn through hands-on experience and then transition to staff roles within the nursing departments at Providence Health. Program duration varies from 3 to 6 months depending on the demands of the specific clinical setting. 

Upcoming program start dates: July 2021 and February 2022

During this 12-week program, new graduates work 40 hours/week.  This includes 4-hour weekly training sessions designed to place residents in other departments that work closely with their home unit providing a better understanding of the multidisciplinary collaboration of quality patient care.

We aim to: 

  • Reduce professional stress
  • Increase job satisfaction
  • Enhance clinical skills
  • Develop supporting inter-professional relationships

How Do I Apply?

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Program Overview

  • Hands-on experience with equipment and mentoring
  • Clinical training and instruction while allowing you to work on a nursing unit
  • Clinical training on the day, night, and weekend shifts
  • Structured 1:1 clinical education using pathways and specific timelines provided in each patient care area 
  • Nurse educator mentorship
  • Training sessions designed to augment critical thinking skills
  • Classroom activities that address key clinical topics

Program Requirements

  • South Carolina RN license must be active before the program's start date
  • ADN or BSN required
  • BLS (American Heart Association) required before the start date
  • New graduate to 12 months of hospital-based RN experience
  • Available to work the schedule of your preceptor throughout orientation


For more information, contact Garrett Butler at