This paid residency integrates new graduate and licensed registered nurses into the acute care environment by providing in-depth education on physiology, pathophysiology, the nursing process and addresses challenges faced by new nurses.  Teaching strategies include lecture, case studies, demonstration, simulation, role playing and journaling.


  • 12 month program
  • First Three months of intensive didactic learning and skills development (16 hours per week) combined with  two 12-hour shifts on a medical-surgical or telemetry unit, rotating to different specialty units every six weeks (24 hours per work)
  • Experience in procedural areas associated with assigned units
  • Nine additional months of didactic courses (four hours per month)
  • Two year work agreement post completion of residency


New Graduate

•New Graduate Nurse From
Accredited Nursing School (ADN or higher)

•By cohort start date, will accept
Florida GN Permit/Authorization to Test (ATT) with confirmed date of scheduled

•Will not accept out-of-state GN permits

Registered Nurse

•Less than 1
year of full time RN experience (less than 2080 hours) by start date.

•Must have graduated from Accredited Nursing School with ADN or higher degree

•Florida RN license

•Temporary Florida license