The education and support you need for a successful transition from academia to practice.

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The Graduate Nurse Residency Program is designed to position you to advance your career from academia to practice.  As a five-time Magnet-designated organization, Middlesex Health is perfectly positioned to help you launch your nursing career.

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Background and Program Goals

The Graduate Nurse Residency Program at Middlesex Health is part of a joint national program created by Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. It is designed to effectively support new graduates in the transition from student to professional caregiver in the acute care hospital setting.

Program Structure

The program is grounded in an evidence-based curriculum that meets national residency program standards. The program runs for one year.

Graduates of the program can expect to do all of the following, and much more!

  • Experience 1:1 preceptorship for the first 12 weeks (orientation).
  • Attend monthly seminars.
  • Advance your organizational, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.
  • Actively participate in unit activities and nursing councils.
  • Complete an evidence-based practice project.
  • Receive constructive progress evaluations at collaborative meetings with the resident coordinator, educator, manager, and your preceptor.

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Have earned/will earn a Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program 
  • Be eligible to obtain Connecticut licensure within three months of being hired

Yes! All of our Graduate Nurse Residents are paid. Specific information and details about our competitive salary and other benefits will be provided during the interview and hiring process.

To apply for the Graduate Nurse Residency Program, please click here to access our job application system, where you can also view all open Middlesex Health jobs 

We look forward to reviewing your application.

Middlesex Health is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transitions Programs.
The current site and location included in this accreditation with distinction designation are: Middlesex Health, for Medical/Surgical Nursing.

This ANCC accreditation validates hospital residency programs that transition registered nurses into new practice settings. To be certified, programs must meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence.

What does this mean for me?

When you enroll in an ANCC-accredited practice transition program, you will experience curricula that promote the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors necessary to deliver the safest, highest-quality care. You will also work with—and learn from—staff who are committed to ensuring your successful transition into practice.

Contact Us

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Why Middlesex?

There are many great reasons to work at Middlesex Health, where we know that our employees are our greatest asset. Click on the links below to learn more about our organization and see why Middlesex if is a great fit for you. You can also visit our Careers page to learn about programs and initiatives, such as our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

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