Orlando, FL Graduate RN Residency Program

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Graduate RN Residency Program

Nemours Children's Hospital – Orlando


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. We will post a new graduate RN job description 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 start the process well in advance of the start date.

At this time, we recommend getting a current AHA BLS, current PALS, and three professional letters of recommendation (teachers, employers). Those hired into the program will need a current FL RN license. The requirements may change, so the application site will be your guide as to requirements.


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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Contact Us

Toni Christopherson

Director of Professional Excellence & Versant® Program Manager
RNnewgrad@nemours.org

The next cohort is tentatively scheduled to start in 2019.

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