Nursing Residency Program at Penn Medicine
The Nurse Residency Program at Penn Medicine is a 12-month program designed to support baccalaureate nursing graduates as they transition into their first professional nursing role. The program consists of a series of work and learning experiences that emphasize and develop the clinical and leadership skills necessary for the advanced beginner nurse to become a successful part of the health care team.
As a participant in the UHC/AACN Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program™, the Nurse Residency at Penn Medicine utilizes Patricia Benner's well-known theoretical framework from her book From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. The program includes an emphasis on:
- Critical thinking
- Patient safety — minimizing risk
- Evidence-based practice
- Patient- and Family-Centered care
- Professional development
Participating nurses receive a full salary and an excellent benefits package, as well as dedicated preceptors and faculty for guidance and support throughout the program.
The Nurse Residency at Penn Medicine Program is incorporated into the orientation program for the new to practice nurse. Nurses who meet the following criteria are eligible for the Nurse Residency at Penn Medicine Program:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited institution
- Valid Pennsylvania RN licensure prior to hire date
- Willingness to participate in learning seminars over the twelve month program
Postings for nursing positions are available under job opportunities. Please note that there is not a separate application for the Nurse Residency Program.
The Nurse Residency at Penn Medicine Program is available at the following Penn Medicine locations:
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
- Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
- Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)