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RN Residency


RN Residency

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has partnered with Versant, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the nursing profession, to develop the region's first new graduate RN residency program. This unique 16-week program is different from the traditional new graduate program because it provides a comprehensive evidenced-based transition to prepare new graduate nurses for the highly complex and fast-paced acute care environment of a pediatric hospital. New graduates will also benefit from:

  • A supportive network of senior nurses, mentors and debriefers to augment your education through professional, clinical experience expertise
  • One-on-one guided clinical experience with a preceptor
  • On-site classes and skills lab education
  • An easy-to-use web portal and supportive self-care/debriefing groups

Requirements include:

  • You must be a graduate from a BSN or Master's-level practice program, accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Applicants must have no paid RN work experience.
  • You must have a current California RN license by the program start date.  Interim permits will not be accepted.
  • BLS-Health Care Provider (HCP), PALS and/or NRP level certification based on practice area  issued by American Heart Association required by the Program.
  • Graduates from online nursing programs are not accepted.
  • Two (2) School of Nursing Clinical Faculty reference letters on school letterhead.
  • Most recent unofficial transcripts.
  • Willingness to commit to the 16 week Residency Program without interruption (personal obligation, school, or time off).

Visit the RN Residency Program webpage for a full description of the program.


Versant New Graduate  RN Residency Program


2015 Important Dates and Deadlines

March 16, 2015: Job is first posted at, and applicants will be accepted

March 31, 2015: Last day of job posting and for applicants to apply

April 1, 2015 – April 24, 2015: Applications are reviewed.

April 27, 2015 – May 8, 2015: Applicants will be notified if they are going to be interviewed and interviews will be scheduled.

June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015: Panel Interviews

June 29, 2015 – July 17, 2015: Final round unit interviews

July 20, 2015 – August 7, 2015: Offers will be extended

August 31, 2015: Start date for all Versants

How to apply: Applicant Guide