This Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program launched in February of 2018 and is a curriculum trusted by more than 350 healthcare organizations across the United States. This is a one year transition-to-practice program designed to support nurses in their first year and help them flourish in their new career. Nurses will learn real-life skills such as stress management, decision-making, critical thinking, and patient safety.

Cohorts begin three times a year, typically in February, August and October. Applicants who apply to and are hired for a graduate nurse position are automatically enrolled in the nurse residency program. Nurses will learn with 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.

The UVM Medical Center hires graduate nurses into the following areas (please note that openings may not be available in all areas for each cycle):

  • Ambulatory
  • Birthing Center
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Emergency Department
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Home Health & Hospice
  • 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 accredited ADN, BSN, or MSN program within a year of starting the program. Please note that all applicants must successfully pass the NCLEX exam before starting their new role.

How to apply:

  • You will be required to submit a resume, personal statement (see below), and transcript at time of application.
  • Upon receiving your completed application, you will be sent a link via SkillSurvey to enter the names and contact information of five references (two Clinical Instructors, one Manager, and two coworkers).
  • Once references are complete, and upon favorable feedback, you will receive information about our hiring units via email (based on your unit preferences). Interviews will then be set up accordingly.
  • The interview timeline varies due to position availability, and we will do our best to keep you informed throughout the process.

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Personal Statement
At The University of Vermont Medical Center, we recognize that life changing events happen in our organization every day. We take pride in providing leading-edge care through technological excellence and we understand that outstanding patient care means treating our patients and their loved ones with respect and compassion. We believe that when we put the patient first, everything else follows. Please provide an example that demonstrates your commitment to these values.

If you have questions, please contact GraduateNurseatUVMHealth [dot] org.