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The Nurse Residency Program at Rice
Rice Memorial Hospital provides excellent health care services to patients in a 14-county area throughout West Central and Southwest Minnesota. We accomplish this by brining together the best and the brightest individuals our industry has to offer, and providing them with the tools and resources they need to create an environment that is conducive to healing, growth and well-being for all patients and co-workers alike.
The Nurse Residency Program at Rice offers new graduates
the tools and resources they need to succeed in a hospital work setting.
- One full year in length
- One full week of classroom orientation, including hands-on experiences
- Expert instructors with advanced degrees
- One full day to shadow an experienced RN
- Six weeks with a helpful preceptor
- Gradually transition from one patient to three or four patients
- Partner with a supportive mentor after completing the Preceptor Program
- Cohort meetings where you interact with other nurse residents and learn from each other in a confidential setting
- Three Nurse Resident Education Days, which also provide contact hours
Rice Nursing Department staff bring the experts to you for additional training in areas like Anesthesia, Heart Failure, and Surgical. nurse Residents meet regularly during the first three months to enhance their program and learning experience.
What Rice RN's say about the Nurse Residency Program
I really liked that the preceptor program was available here - I wouldn't choose a hospital without one. My preceptor definitely helped me get used to the floor and my surroundings.
She introduced me to staff and directors. She made sure I wasn't missing anything. It was nice to have that extra person there for asking questions.
Everyone we work with is very pleasant and willing to help out. I like working in the medical field
and taking care of people. The best part about being a nurse is seeing your patients get better
and make progress toward their goals.
--Megan Hebrink, RN
When I graduated from nursing school, I was glad to find a place at Rice. I like the larger hospital and the positive attitude I find here. It's a nurturing and supportive environment. Everybody always asks, "Can I help you? Can I show you this?"
When you have a good preceptor program like Rice does, it's really going to help you get your career off to a good start. they individualize the program to meet each new nurse's needs. There's a lot of good team work here - they help you succeed by guiding you, educating you, and supporting you.
--Susie Johnson, RN
Interested in joining the Nurse Residency Program
How to apply:
In order to be eligible for our Nursing Residency Program, you must be hired as a new graduate onto our Adult Health Care unit.
Please watch for job openings for Adult Health Care on this website if you are interested in this program.