Graduate Nurse Residency Program
Congratulations on your recent graduation from nursing school! A wonderful
world of opportunities are waiting for you as you enter the workforce
and begin to put to use the information and skills you have mastered through
Southwest General is excited to help new nurse RNs through the transition
from student to employed caregiver through its Graduate Nurse Residency
Program (GNRP). Having a structured environment in which to launch your
career will only support, enhance and reinforce your new professional
What is the GNRP?
The GNRP is a free, 12-month program based on a rolling calendar. All new
graduate RNs will sharpen their caregiving practices through the support
of a preceptor/mentor, cognitive exercises and skill labs. This experience
is designed to bridge the gap between academia and the workplace by providing
a structured environment to develop knowledge of internal processes, skill,
professionalism and to increase critical thinking. The program will help
to reduce transition stress and increase job satisfaction.
Who is eligible for the nurse residency program?
All new graduate registered nurses (one year or less work experience) who
become employees of Southwest General will automatically be enrolled in the GNRP.
What are the benefits of the program?
- Smooth transition to practice
- Clinical support
- Individualized attention to accommodate all levels of expertise
- Timely feedback
- Develop critical thinking skills
- Small-group, shared learning environment
- Opportunity for professional development
- Build stress management skills
- Quarterly continuing education
Do I need to apply specifically for the GNRP before applying for a job
No. Simply apply for an RN position. Those who are hired and meet eligibility
criteria for the GNRP will automatically be enrolled during Clinical Orientation.