Photo provided by: Stanford Medical History Center

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.
  • 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


How to apply: Applicant Guide