Nurse residency

Dedicated to supporting and developing new nurses in their career with an accredited, paid residency program.

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Baystate Health’s Nurse Residency Program is a 10-month paid residency program designed for Registered Nurses with less than 10 months of clinical RN nursing experience.

How to apply

We accept applications to the program year-round. You will be placed in a nurse resident cohort that corresponds to your date of hire.

When applying, submit a current resume and a cover letter. In the cover letter include a brief description of your background, short-term and long-term goals, and your top three clinical areas of interest, as well as anything else you would like to mention.

Program Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing (ADN, BSN)
  • Less than 10 months of clinical RN nursing experience
  • Active license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Massachusetts (License is not required to apply, but you must be licensed to begin the program.)

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We're committed to your success

During the program, you will work directly with a unit preceptor and nurse educator for clinical instruction combined with classroom-style seminars and skills/simulation sessions.

Our collaborative learning approach is designed to provide the knowledge base and skill set needed to successfully transition into the role of a professional nurse.

Baystate Health is a dynamic organization that offers many unique opportunities to support and advance your career as a Registered Nurse.

Our benefits support a healthy work life balance.

Baystate Health is the regional campus of the UMass Chan Medical School.

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Recognized for excellence

  • Our Nurse Residency Program is Accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program.
  • Baystate Medical Center is designated a four-time accredited Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the ANCC for high-quality nursing care.
  • All Baystate Health hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission.
The most important thing I've learned about myself as a nurse resident is that even though I'm a novice nurse, I have more knowledge than I think. It's imperative to believe in myself and trust my instincts because they are often correct. I'm constantly evolving and learning new skills, and I trust myself to advocate and care for my patients as I continue my journey as a nurse.
Amber W, Flex Team
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