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New Graduate Residency Program

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The Nurse Residency Program is centered on the support and development of the professional nurse, focusing on the transition from academia to acute care practice. Our 12 month program combines practical and applied clinical experiences with comprehensive didactic learning. This support is in addition to the traditional unit/department orientation. At Kaweah Health we want our new nurses to flourish! Participants will gain many new experiences, skills, and resources to help them grow as a professional.

This program will focus on:

  • Clinical Decision skills
  • Communications skills
  • Professional development
  • Exposure to the hospital
  • Support of practice at the bedside - safety and time management
  • Exposure to experiences within chosen service line
  • Resource development

Participants will meet monthly with the Residency Program Coordinator and special expert guests from Kaweah Health for:

  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Clinical simulation/skills training
  • Learning through discussion and reflection on actual practice


  • California RN, RNIP or LVN
  • Less than 1 year experience as a nurse

You must apply, interview and be hired into a home department prior to starting residency training. Apply online at

For more information contact a Nurse Recruiter, at or (559) 624-2274.