Orlando, FL Graduate RN Residency Program

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Graduate RN Residency Program

Nemours Children's Hospital – Orlando

Accredited Practice Transition Program With Distinction

Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency Program™ at Nemours Children’s Hospital

Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) has partnered with Versant® to offer a New Graduate RN Residency program. This one-year program includes education and training designed to transition newly graduated registered nurses from students to safe, competent professionals.

The program's main goals are:

  • to provide a comprehensive, standardized approach designed to transition a new graduate RN into professional practice
  • to continuously improve the quality of patient care through the ongoing development of competent and safe beginning level clinical nurses

A formalized residency program will benefit the patients and families, the professional practice environment, and the organization as a whole through the focus of quality, safety and the patient experience. The program is also grounded in evidence-based practice and competency validation.

We had three successful cohorts of residents since starting the program in 2017. Our fourth cohort started in October 2019.

We will post new graduate opening(s) to the HR job site when we start the recruitment process for the next cohort. The entire recruitment process may take 90 days, so we begin the process well in advance of the start date.

Nemours Children's Hospital Mission, Vision and Values

Patient Care Services and Nursing Mission
Deliver quality, patient- and family-centered care through innovation, collaboration and a culture of excellence

Nursing Vision

  • Extraordinary Care
  • Extraordinary Nurses
  • Extraordinary Results

We believe that our shared values inform and inspire our activities, helping us build and sustain a culture of trust:

  • Excel
  • Respect
  • Serve
  • Honor
  • Learn

Nemours Children's Hospital building

About Our Hospital in Orlando

Nemours Children's Hospital provides exceptional, family-centered care on one of the most comprehensive and innovative health campuses in the United States.

Our hospital has attracted an impressive list of world-class pediatric specialists. 60 percent of our RN nursing staff have BSN or higher degrees, setting a firm foundation for our Magnet journey.

Nemours Children’s Hospital provides much-needed pediatric specialties for Central Florida children, including:

  • Emergency Department services designed just for kids, for all levels of care
  • interventional radiology
  • a Muscular Dystrophy Association-certified clinic
  • orthopedics, sports medicine, limb lengthening and limb reconstruction
  • physical and rehabilitation medicine
  • rheumatology
  • state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

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Versant New Grad Nurse Residency Program

Learn More About the Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency Program and NCH

The application period for Cohort 5 is currently closed. Check back in 2021 for further information regarding Cohort 6.


Contact Us

Susan Soderberg

Nursing Professional Excellence Coordinator & Versant® Program Manager

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