St. Anthony Nurse Residency Program

NRP Participants

The Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month, comprehensive transition-to-practice program designed to deliver an evidence-based curriculum and support newly registered nurses as they build confidence and competence in their clinical practice roles.


Program Objectives

  • Progress toward a competent professional nurse through a variety of learning methods
  • Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and reasoning
  • Utilize standard communication methods while working with interdisciplinary team members
  • Incorporate research-based evidence linked to positive outcomes into practice
  • Strengthen commitment to nursing as a professional career choice
  • Prioritize patient care depending on patient need and resources
  • Provide a consistently positive patient and family experience

Whom do we serve?

  • New graduate nurses with six months or less of experience.
  • New graduate nurses will be offered enrollment in the Nurse Residency Program when they start working at St. Anthony Regional Hospital.

How do we support new graduate nurses?

  • Facilitate Nurse Residency Program class days using adult learning principles and techniques.
  • Provide cohort experience to promote peer and professional connections.
  • Round on units and meet with nurse residents to provide individualized support.
  • Collaborate with unit leadership to optimize orientation experience.
  • Attend meetings related to nurse residents’ progress and challenges.
  • Assist nurse residents in completing evidence-based practice initiative project.
  • Support and prepare residents advancing their nursing degrees.

Each nurse enrolled in the program is paired with mentors from their unit and within the program, providing support through the first year of practice.

Throughout the Nurse Residency Program, nurses are paid their full hourly rate and are eligible for benefits.

Apply online or contact Education Services at 712-794-5243 or education@stanthonyhospital.org for more information.