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Supporting professional growth and advancement of newly graduated registered nurses.

New Graduate RN Residency Program

MemorialCare is committed to supporting your professional growth and advancement as a newly graduated registered nurse. The New Graduate RN Residency Program provides the tools and experiences you’ll need as you transition from your school studies into professional nursing practice.

The year-long Residency Program begins with hospital and new graduate orientation, followed by clinical preceptorship under the guidance of a specially trained RN Preceptor on your unit. During the preceptorship, you will gain increasing competencies using practice-based learning until you can take an independent patient assignment. In addition to acquiring valuable clinical skills, you will be supported through your first year and integrated into MemorialCare values. Expert registered nurses and clinicians facilitate the residency program with an emphasis on:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Patient-family centered care
  • Interprofessional relationships and team communication
  • Speak Up for Safety
  • Leadership abilities in a shared governance environment
  • Evidence-based practice and performance improvement
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development

New graduates can be accepted directly into a specialty training programs for pediatrics, adult ICU, Neonatal ICU and other specialized units.*

New Graduate Residency Program Timelines:

Long Beach Medical Center & Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

  • Start date: January 11th with positions posted October 12th
  • Start date: April 5th with positions posted January 25th
  • Start date: September 7th with positions posted June 14th

Orange Coast Medical Center

  • Start date: March 8th with positions posted January 18th
  • Start date: August 9th with positions posted June 24th

Saddleback Medical Center

  • Start date: March 8th with positions posted January 18th
  • Start date: August 9th with positions posted June 24th

* Department participation and volume of openings will be determined at the time of job posting

All dates are subject to change

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