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New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Barton Health is excited to offer the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program. This interactive, year-long program assists new graduate nurses in their transition to professional practice. The program focuses on the development of clinical, critical thinking and leadership skills. This program is supported by, and part of, the HealthStream Nurse Residency Program.

Program Objectives

  • Facilitate the development of the novice nurse to professional, competent nurse who provides quality, safe care.
  • Prepare the nursing graduate to care for patients in the hospital setting.
  • Promote enhanced critical thinking and assessment skills.
  • Foster effective communication skills to a key player on the healthcare team.
  • Endure evidence-based practice is incorporated in care of all patients.
  • Develop effective communication and decision-making skills related to clinical presentation.
  • Encourage the development of clinical and leadership skills to create a nursing foundation that promotes a lifelong commitment to the profession.

Program Overview

  • One year program; cohorts start twice a year in February and August
  • New nurses partner with trained preceptors throughout the clinical orientation
  • Simulation, classroom and online content using Artificial Intelligence will promote individualized learning

Program Eligibility

  • Graduated from an accredited nursing program
  • Must have California RN License prior to application
  • Must commit to the entire one-year New Grad Nurse Residency Program
  • Must have less than one year paid RN experience, and/ or graduated from an international school of nursing

Register or Learn More

The next cohort begins August 9, 2021 - please note, the August 9 cohort is full.

To find out more about the New Grad Nursing Program, please email education@bartonhealth.org.