City of Hope’s Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month transition to practice program for new graduate RNs. It incorporates the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™, a supplemental course focusing on leadership, quality outcomes and the professional role of the nurse.
The program begins with a structured 16-week intensive classroom and clinical curricula. The residency provides in-depth knowledge of acute oncology care and fosters the development of communication, critical thinking and clinical-reasoning skills. It additionally provides strategies for self-care and stress management and promotes career planning.
The program accepts new graduate RNs for the inpatient and ambulatory 3 times a year.