New Grad 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 and David Geffen School of Medicine 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 and David Geffen School of Medicine

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

The Summer 2017 RN New Grad Residency Program will be posted and accepting applications on Saturday, March 4, 2017- Sunday, March 12, 2017. To apply please use:

External Job # H88243

Internal Job #H88244

Operative Services (OR) will have a separate application that will post March 26th through April 10th 2017. This program is for New Graduate RNs AND experienced RNs who are looking to transition into the OR and who have had no prior experience in the OR.

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

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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.

Click on the above to learn more about CICARE.


Please confirm that you
agree with CICARE

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).