New Grad Nurse Residency Program

Build on your nursing education and clinical competencies.
The support and guidance you need for success.

The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program at UCLA Health  can put you on the path to achieving your career's most far-reaching ambitions.

As you build on your undergraduate nursing education and clinical competencies, you will come to see how the quality of each patient's complete experience reflects our own understanding of why we're really here.

Participants will be assigned based on several criteria, including the background of the individual Resident, and needs and availability within UCLA Health.

The New Graduate Residency Program is offered twice annually, in winter and summer, with each program lasting approximately one year. A BSN or MSN is strongly preferred. Opportunities may be available in a variety of specialty areas.

 For more information, please contact Sheri Monsein, RN, at, or call toll-free: 866-895-6690.

2016 Summer RN New Grad Residency Program

The Summer 2016 RN New Grad Residency Program will be accepting applications stating March 7-15, 2016.  Interviews will be held in May 2016.  The program will start in August/September 2016.

Don't forget to check out our RN New Grad Residency FAQ.

External Applicants apply to H82611, Internal Applicants apply to H82612


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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).