The Nursing Residency

This Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ is launching in February of 2018 and is a curriculum trusted by more than 350 healthcare organizations across the United States. Cohorts begin three times a year in February, August and October. Nurses will learn with the peers in their cohort and be led through monthly learning sessions by experts throughout the organization.

The Core Curriculum

  • Quality Outcomes
  • Leadership
  • Professional Role
  • An Individual or Small Group Evidence-Based Practice Project

The Unit Orientation

The unit orientation begins with a hospital orientation, a systems-level nursing orientation, and unit-level clinical experience and didactics. Working with trained preceptors, you'll learn the routine of the unit, master organizational skills and become confident with the computer applications related to nursing documentation.

As your orientation progresses, you will have the opportunity to take "field trips" to experience other areas throughout the UVM Medical Center departments, including the Cancer Center, Respiratory Therapy, the Operating Room, and more.. The UVM Medical Center hires graduate nurses into the following areas:

  • Birthing Center
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Emergency Department
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Medical ICU
  • Mother-Baby Unit
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Neurosciences and Surgery
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Orthopedics and Urology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgical ICU
  • Women's Health

The Application Process

Applications are accepted throughout the year. To be considered for the program, you must have graduated from an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program within the past year or be graduating soon. Please note that all applicants must successfully pass the NCLEX exam before starting their new role.

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What to expect once you've submitted your application:

  • Upon receiving your application, we will send you a supplemental application outlining the remaining requirements and instructions for completion.
  • As part of the supplemental application, you are required to provide two clinical evaluations from your clinical instructors, a resume, a college transcript and a personal statement based on the topic provided.
  • Once your application is complete, if you are invited to continue the interview process, you will receive a link from WePow, a digital interview program with pre-recorded questions from our recruitment team. You will have an opportunity to record yourself answering those questions. This digital interview allows us to get to know you and your interests and to assess how those interests align with our organizational mission and current graduate nurse opportunities. Candidates not invited to continue with the interview process will be notified via email.
  • The interview timeline varies due to position availability, and we will do our best to keep you informed throughout the process.


If you have questions, please contact our Nurse Residency Coordinator.