HealthEast Nurse Residency Program

The HealthEast Nurse Residency program focuses on supporting new graduate nurses as they make the transition from academics into professional nursing practice. 

The year-long program provides opportunities for you to acquire the knowledge and skills to deliver safe, high-quality care to your patients and their families. 

As a participant in the program, you will:
  • Receive extensive orientation on your unit with a primary and secondary preceptor
  • Attend 12 education sessions in which you will learn about various topics related to professional nursing practice and engage in hands-on skill practice
  • Receive guidance in your professional development through support and encouragement from a mentor

How to participate

Apply for a new graduate-eligible position in acute care at Bethesda Hospital, HealthEast St. John’s Hospital, HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital, or Woodwinds Health Campus. Once selected for a position, you are automatically enrolled in the program. 


If you have questions about the program, please contact Laura Toomey