Graduate Nurse Residency Program
The Graduate Nurse Residency Program at Ivinson Memorial Hospital is a one-year program for graduate nurses to take their skills and knowledge to the next level, bridging the transition between graduation and clinical excellence. This unique program is adapted each year with the most up-to-date information to meet the needs of the students and the hospital.
In addition to Hospital, Clinical, and Nursing Orientation, Graduate Nurse Residents will have department-specific training and be partnered with an experienced Preceptor. Preceptors guide the new nurses on their path to become quality caregivers, giving them support where they need it the most. Preceptors provide the day-to-day attention that helps Graduate Nurse Residents find answers to their questions, learn to use their critical thinking skills to improve patient care, and ultimately achieve clinical autonomy.
Graduate Nurse Residents also find guidance through the Ivinson Mentor Program. Graduates of former GN classes will be paired with the Graduate Nurse Residents as a resource and colleague. These Mentors are a sounding board for the new nurse and a bridge to developing relationships with co-workers on other departments. The Mentor’s friendship and extra perspective help the Graduate Nurse Resident on their journey as they join our Planetree family.
Graduate Nurse Residents will participate in hands-on simulations and seminars conducted by Ivinson’s own physicians and staff. This state-of-the-art curriculum is designed to engage the Graduate Nurse Residents in learning an advanced clinical skill set and developing working relationships with the medical staff. This custom program is unique to Ivinson Memorial Hospital, and its success is found in the exceptional care our patients have come to expect.
apply to the program
Ivinson actively recruits graduate nurses fro the Graduate Nurse Residency Program every spring. Graduate nurses are encouraged to apply for current nursing openings of interest. Departments will conduct individual interviews with potential candidates and if selected, graduate nurses will begin the Graduate Nurse Residency mid-summer.
Additionally, Ivinson considers graduate nurses for open Registered Nurse positions throughout the year, depending on the needs of the departments. To determine if a department will consider a Graduate Nurse for their open position, email Human Resources. To apply, upcoming or recent graduates should complete the Registered Nurse application posted on the website and be sure to include their graduation or expected graduation date. Graduate Nurse Residents may enter the program in June or January.
Ivinson recognizes that a knowledgeable employee is an asset that paves the way to excellence. With the changing nature of medicine, Ivinson encourages employees to constantly grow both personally and professionally and continue their education. A variety of scholarships are available to qualified employees to assist in their educational endeavors. Scholarship recipients attend conferences, seminars, and accredited courses and programs, advancing their own skill set and bringing new skills to advance the healthcare options at Ivinson.
The Lunch and Learn series invites current staff and knowledgeable community members to share their expertise with hospital staff. This successful program addresses the needs of our employees on a diverse range of subjects, from benefits and computer training to advanced clinical topics.
Ivinson also provides paid medical certification courses including Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Basic Electrocardiography. Advanced and specialized certifications, such as for Procedural Sedation, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Mandt help employees expand their abilities in their field and increase their competence in areas that will support their success and growth.