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.

The next cohort (Orlando only) will begin in July 2018. 


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)

Learn More About Nemours Children’s Hospital »

Contact Us

Toni Christopherson

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

The next cohort will be in 2018. 

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