Program Overview

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offers a Graduate Nurse Residency Bootcamp bridging the gap between nursing school and clinical practice. It aims to empower the new graduate in the transition to independent practice. The Graduate Nurse Residency Bootcamp is designed to offer a supportive work environment that enables safe development of clinical judgment, critical thinking and hands-on skills in an evidence-based practice setting.

Graduate Nurse Residency Bootcamp is available to all Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Resident RNs. Resident RNs are newly graduated adult learners who are active participants in the learning process and are responsible for seeking out opportunities to help advance their practice. They work with clinical leaders who draw from current bedside experience and serve as mentors to guide the RN throughout their time in the Graduate Nurse Residency Bootcamp and their orientation.

What Our Graduates Say About the Program

  • "Graduate Nurse Residency Bootcamp helped me build my skill set and be more confident in transitioning to my full-time RN position." Christina Allen, RN
  • "The Telemetry Class and Review held during Graduate Nurse Residency Bootcamp helped me build my confidence in Telemetry Interpretation." – Nicole Threatt, RN

Program Goals

The goals of the Graduate Nurse Residency Program are to:

  • Build confidence and provide support to the new nurse graduate as they transition to independence in their profession
  • Promote a safe environment for clinical skill-related growth
  • Create a successful transition to independent practice and foster career development

Transition to Practice Brunch

  • Held upon conclusion of Graduate Nurse Residency Bootcamp
  • Celebrates residents moving from the classroom into practice

Benefits of the Program

Benefits of the Graduate Nurse Residency Program include:

  • Competitive pay, benefits and paid time off
  • Small community hospital with many opportunities for hands-on training
  • Supportive environment
  • Bridges the gap between nursing school and clinical practice
  • Learn one-on-one with service line leaders

Application Process

  • Applicant must be a recent graduate of an accredited ADN or BSN program and have a current unencumbered Florida license.
  • This program requires a two-year commitment. Please Note: Upon acceptance to the program, new hires will be required to sign a commitment letter.
  • To apply to the program, search for New Grad positions on our careers website and provide the required information.

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