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RN Residency Program

Being a new nurse in a new environment can be intimidating. The Baxter Health RN Residency Program is here to help you learn more about your new profession while getting hands-on experience alongside experienced nurses, providers and subject matter experts. You'll get the chance to explore different specialties in a safe and encouraging environment.

The Baxter Health RN Residency Program is a year-long professional development program for new grad Registered Nurses. With nearly endless opportunities to grow your skills (including the Ed and Gayle Goodman Simulation Center), you'll be ready for the next step in your nursing journey.

The RN Residency Program is a full-time paid position for specific units based on the applicant's professional interest and unit match.

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What to Expect

  • Individualized Competency-Based Learning Plans
  • Training with Cross-department Subject Matter Experts
  • Certifications (ACLS, PALS, NRP, STABLE, Safety Care)
  • Skills Labs (CODE Blue Practice, IV Therapy, etc.)
  • Married-State Preceptorship
  • Professional Growth and Debriefing Sessions
  • Recognition Events hosted by Nurse Leaders
  • Relationship and Team Building Opportunities with Nurse Leaders

Step 1 - Journey

Baxter Health’s goal is to hire nurse graduates who are seeking to build a strong nursing foundation. We want nurses who are motivated by passion to provide nursing care, who have an interest in career growth and an open mind to learn.

Success depends on finding a unit that matches your career interests with your work-style. We strive to help you find a unit where you will enjoy being challenged, be part of the team that best matches your personality, and aligns with your nursing career goals.

Step 2 - Preceptorship

RN Resident Alumni value the married-state preceptorship. In fact, they have indicated that their relationship with their preceptors
continue beyond orientation. Many residents still consider their preceptor a life-long resource and friend.

To ensure residents have a smooth transition from knowledge to nursing practice, our preceptors are committed to developing their
residents into competent and confident professional nurses.

Baxter Regional RN Preceptors participate in a formal Preceptor Role Development Program that provides training and validation in the following competencies:
• Orienting Residents to the Healthcare Environment
• Creating a Safe Learning Environment for the Resident
• Impacting a Resident's Clinical Development through Individual Support
• Guiding a Resident through Unit-Specific Competency-Based Clinical Development

Step 3 - Resident Support

During a resident's first year at Baxter Health, they will enjoy support from their Nurse Leader, Preceptors, Peers, Teammates, plus the Baxter Health RN Residency structured Professional Growth and Debriefing Program.

Building a Servant's Heart through the Development of Resiliency (Debriefing Conversations)
Residents participate in Debriefing Sessions involving conversations and reflections with fellow residents and trained debriefing facilitators. Topics are resident-driven and may include:
• Reflections of Proud and Tender Moments
• Impactful Clinical Experiences
• Building Emotional Intelligence

Growing Your Nursing Career through Personal and Professional Growth
Residents explore career development opportunities. Topics may include:
• Exploring Career Options in Administration, Clinical Expertise, Education and Research
• Creating Career Pathways by Exploring and Expanding Clinical Interests
• Self Assessments (Career Interest, Locus of Control, Leadership Potential)