Valley Presbyterian Hospital has adopted the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program. The curriculum is designed to support newly graduated nurses in their development as professional nurses and members of the health care team.

Curriculum includes content related to:

  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Patient outcomes
  • Professional career planning
  • Evidence-based practice

Program Details

A 12 month program to ease transition into practice, including:

  • Classroom and laboratory orientation
  • Precepted unit orientation
  • Monthly classes on a designated day each month
  • Residents complete a facilitated Evidence-Based Practice project by the completion of the program
  • Support from peers and clinical experts
  • Residents are selected to participate in four (4) yearly cohorts: January, April, July and October, based on unit staffing needs


  • Graduated from an Accredited Bachelor of Science Nursing Program
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
  • Less than one year of professional nursing experience

At a Glance: The Benefits of Being a Nurse Resident at Valley Presbyterian Hospital

  • Individualized support for your first year of practice
  • Evidence-based curriculum tailored to meet the needs of the New Graduate Nurse
  • Tuition Assistance eligible after six (6) months of service
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists on site to meet your individualized learning needs
  • Continuing Education Credits offered onsite
  • Nursing Simulation Center
  • Clinical Skills Lab

Application Process

  • Positions will be posted in February for the April Cohort, May for the July Cohort, August for the October Cohort and November for the January Cohort
  • Nurse Residency Program Positions are listed as Clinical Nurse I or CN I
  • New Graduate Nurses are hired into all clinical areas, including specialty areas, depending on need