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Our Preceptors are the Pillars of Our Program

"I've had an amazing preceptor in the NICU that I don't know what I would have done without. I've learned so much from her." —Shannon Griffin, RN, Nurse Resident

Nurse Residency

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Magnet Recognition

Baystate Medical Center achieved Magnet designation in 2015 for nursing excellence for the third year in a row. 

Prepare For Your Nursing Future

If you are a new Bachelor of Science or Associate Degree nurse graduate who has never worked as a LPN or RN, our Nurse Residency Program can support you as you transition into the role of professional nurse.

We offer career opportunities throughout our integrated health care system in all areas of care, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit—allowing you to focus on areas that match your interests and career goals.

Candidates must first apply for posted positions through Baystate's Career Opportunity website. See  Application Criteria and Process

Be a Full Partner on Our Health Care Team

Nurse residency graduates report enhanced self-confidence and feelings of competency, and a strengthened commitment to nursing. When you complete our program curriculum, you will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Provide quality clinical leadership at the point of care
  • Incorporate research-based evidence linked to patient outcomes into the patient care experience
  • Prepare for clinical advancement

Mentors and Peers Support Your Growth

Preceptor mentoring nurse residentOur preceptors are the pillars of the nurse residency program—mentoring and guiding you, and setting you up for success. Watch how this nurse resident and her preceptor (at right) work together.

We support you in your personal and professional growth by providing:
  • A unit-specific orientation during which you will partner with a dedicated Registered Nurse Preceptor
  • Mentored clinical relationships throughout the program to enhance your competency in caring for the adult acute care medical/surgical patient
  • Membership in a supportive clinical cohort where it is safe to share feelings and concerns.

Learn at a Nationally Recognized Academic Medical Center

Baystate Medical Center, the regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, ranks among the top U.S. hospitals.

  • Baystate Medical Center was named a Top 100 Hospital, Major Teaching Hospital, and Baystate Health was named a Top 15 Health System by Truven Healthcare Analytics.
  • Baystate Medical Center's high quality and  nursing care earned the re-designation of Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence—one of 170 in the nation and only five in Massachusetts.
  • All three Baystate hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission.

Our Nurse Residency Program has been developed in collaboration with Vizient (formerly University HealthSystem Consortium) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.