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Nurse Residency Program

UNMH Nurse Residency Program

The University of New Mexico Hospitals’ CCNE accredited Nurse Residency Program is designed to help you master the art of nursing. Our program teaches you the skills to boost your confidence and comfort level with patients, which, in turn, results in next level patient care.

The employee-based nurse residency program at University of New Mexico Hospitals is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Future of Nursing

The UNM Hospitals residency program provides continual opportunities for professional growth through personalized, comprehensive and high-quality experiences in an academic medical center.

All new graduate nurses hired into UNMH participate in the Nurse Residency Program. If you are hired at some point other than our own planned start dates, we will add you to the most appropriate cohort.

The Nurse Residency department hires new grads into specialized tracks, which include the Emergency Department, ICUs, L&D and some specialty areas (for example, IR, CCL and GI Lab). We hire four times per year: January, April, June and September.

Residency Highlights

  • Participate in a formal orientation program and monthly learning seminars.
  • Transition from beginner to competent professional nurse and member of the health care team.
  • Develop effective clinical judgment.
  • Integrate into the health care team as an ethical nurse.
  • Incorporate research-based evidence into nursing practice.
  • Strengthen your commitment to nursing as a professional career choice.
  • Receive guided clinical experiences by a staff of caring and expert preceptors and nurse educators.

What to Expect During Your Residency

  • New graduate orientation.
  • Required specialty orientation/education.
  • Resident seminars (one per month).
  • Residency-related events, including completion of an evidence-based practice project.
  • Program evaluation activities.
  • Residency completion celebration.
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