Now accepting applications for the 2022 Nurse Residency Program in the Medical Specialties Units
Our Nurse Residency Program, designed for recent RN graduates and nurses with less than one year of experience, will provide the best possible start for your nursing career. This comprehensive program includes a combination of classes, lab experiences; a precepted unit-based orientation, as well as training in our Simulation Center utilizing human patient simulators that will strengthen your assessment, critical thinking, and clinical skills. This is a paid, comprehensive program specially designed to meet the unique needs of today's new nurses. The program incorporates an orientation which focuses on the skills an knowledge base required for nursing in D-H's academic, acute care environment.
Upon successful completion of the NCLEX recent RN graduates can begin their career at DHMC through our Nurse Residency Program
This is a year-long program with 12 training weeks specifically designed to meet the unique needs of today's new nurses
The program incorporates an orientation, which focuses on the skills and knowledge base required for nursing in our academic, high-tech, acute care environment.
Using our state-of-the-art Simulation Center, nurses have an opportunity to strengthen their assessment, critical thinking, communication and technical skills in a safe learning environment.
Various cohorts available throughout the year.
The Nurse Residency Program emphasizes adult learning principles and promotes clinical and leadership skills during the transition from student nurse to acute care professional nurse. Units participating in this training program include:
Medical Specialties 1E
Medical Specialties 1E is a 36-bed, inpatient medicine unit. We care for adults typically on the inpatient medicine service who suffer from acute and/or chronic illness. Our team approach and changing environment make it a great place to learn and build/expand on nursing assessment, delegation, prioritization, critical thinking and time management skills. We have a team dedicated to process improvement, problem solving, and teambuilding, which has allowed us to become a unit where everyone is a part of the solution.
Medical Specialties 2/3E
Medical Specialties 2 and 3 East is a 25-bed, inpatient medicine unit. We care for adults typically on the inpatient medicine service who suffer from acute and/or chronic illness. It is also home to the region's leading Cystic Fibrosis Program, so many adults admitted to DH with cystic fibrosis are cared for on 2/3 East. Our team approach and changing environment make it a great place to learn and build/expand on nursing assessment, delegation, prioritization, critical thinking and time management skills. We have a team dedicated to process improvement, problem solving, and teambuilding, which has allowed us to become a unit where everyone is a part of the solution.
To be considered for our 2022 Nurse Residency Program, you must submit a completed application packet. A completed packet includes:
An on-line application;
A detailed letter of introduction to include the clinical rotation that you found most interesting, where you completed your clinical rotations, externships, internships and/or senior practicum if applicable and your top two areas of clinical interest;
To decrease the risk of required documents being lost, we suggest having all information attached to your on-line application, cut and pasted into the text box of the application OR e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line: '2022 NRP'. If all of the information is not received, your application will be placed on hold.
Residency Activities/Benefits Include:
Clinical experiences with a preceptor
Simulation in our Patient Safety Training Program
Competency and skills assessment and verification
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
Orientation to the electronic health record, eD-H
Skills labs that provide hands-on experience with equipment
Lively discussions on clinical topics and situations
Exposure to the many opportunities available to D-H Nurses
Information about the community D-H serves
Details on available professional and personal development resources
Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.
For newly licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or Associate's Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) is required.
Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.