New Graduate Nursing Residency
Taking the first new steps toward starting your career can be challenging. Kettering Health’s New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is here to support you on your new-found journey. This program uses application-based learning with simulation labs and skill training to advance your career and help you feel confident in your leap from student to novice nurse.
During the year-long program, you feel a sense of community as you are surrounded by experienced nurses, educators, mentors, and fellow nursing residents all of whom will help build a foundation for your success.
One Dream, one team
Where do you see yourself in five years? How about 10 years? Kettering Health’s Nurse Residency Program wants to help you build the foundation for your career goals and dreams. Your success starts here!
What to expect from your residency?
The New Graduate Residency Program will provide education, support, guidance, and growth. Each resident receives a customizable education based on their learning needs. Professional development courses are imbedded into the program allowing you to grow in your career while being supported by a structured framework that has been proven to help nurses grow.
During residency, you will receive
- Application-based learning
- High fidelity simulation training
- Seminars created and taught by content experts
- Skill training
- Documentation training
- Professional development opportunities
- In-depth seminars
- Evidenced-based practice projects
- One-on-one preceptor training
- A customizable education
- Face-to-face leader support
Our residency offers a wide range of opportunities to learn in the following specialty areas:
- Intensive care unit
- Emergency department
- Operating room
- Pre/Post operation
- Neonatal intensive care unit
- Family Birthplace
- Mother baby
- Delivery room
- Medical surgical
- Intermediate care unit
- Wound, skin, and ostomy
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Clinical decision
- Oncology and medical
- Pulmonary and medical
- Medical rehibition
- Surgical recovery
- Cardiac telemetry
- Coronary care
- Medical surgical intensive care
- Cardiac thoracic care
As a nurse resident, you can expect
- Clinical training in your specialty area
- A full-time position
- Certifications such as BLS and ACLS
- A formally trained preceptor
- An evidence-based practice culture
- A just culture
- Opportunities to advance your career
- Visit https://ketteringhealth.org/careers/
- Select RN Careers
- Search New Graduate
- Apply Today!
Need additional support or have questions?
Contact our Human Resources department at 1-844-235-4647.
Meet our team
Kettering Health has a specific nursing educational task force that will assist you throughout your career. All these team members work together to ensure your success.
- Network level – Center for Nursing Excellence Team
- Hospital/Unit level – Nursing Professional Developmental Specialist
- Unit level – Nursing Professional Development Specialist or Unit Based Specialist
Frequently Asked Questions
The KH Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month program, designed to fully immerse you in the course of study that best fits your goals.
Yes. You must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing (NLN, ACEN, or CCNE).
All new graduate nurses must be enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program. A new graduate nurse is defined by having less than 12 months experience or lack of experience is an acute care setting. Individual cases are reviewed for the appropriateness of program.
Please, contact our Human Resource Department at 1-844-235-4647 for further details.
Don’t see your question? Contact the KH Human Resource Department at 1-844-235-4647.