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Requirements after Acceptance into Nurse Residency Program
- Report a GPA 3.0 or above on final transcripts from an accredited BSN nursing school
- Residents must pass a health assessment, drug screen and criminal background check prior to employment
- Permanent Wisconsin RN License required before starting Nurse Residency Program
General Nurse Residency Program Expectations
- Full-time (72-80 hours per biweekly) employment for the first year is expected
- Residents are expected to complete a full two years of employment at UW Health
- Prior to completion of the year-long Nurse Residency Program on your assigned unit, you will not be eligible to transfer
- Residents are expected to fulfill obligations of a first-year member of the professional nursing staff on an assigned clinical service
- Residents are expected to develop and utilize mentor relationships
- The Nurse Residency Program includes multiple learning experiences in which Nurse Residents are expected to actively participate
Obtain CPR Certification or Renewal
- Nurse Residents are required to be CPR certified. If your CPR certification will expire within 30 days of hire, you may register for CPR recertification by calling the EMS Program at 608-263-7259.
- You will need to provide your CPR card at your Pre-Employee Paperwork appointment. (American Heart Association is preferred).
- During the orientation part of the program, Nurse Residents will work based on their preceptor(s) schedule(s). The orientation period ranges from 10-24 weeks based on practice area.
- Nurse Residents usually work a Day/Evening or Day/Night schedule. You may work all shifts during orientation as needed to expose you to the other shifts you might work after orientation.
- Toward the end of your orientation, your manager will determine a position for you, based on current vacancies and the staffing needs of the unit. You may be assigned to work a combination of 8-, 10-, or 12-hour shifts.
- Nurse Residents transition into a Registered Nurse position following orientation. If a position is not available on your unit at the time of transition from Nurse Resident to Registered Nurse, you will be placed into a non-core position on your original unit for the remainder of your first year, or until a core position is available on your unit. Depending on the unit you are hired into, it is possible that you would be moved into another unit with your speciality nursing division.