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What Makes Us Unique

As a new graduate nurse, you have many important choices in front of you. There are a lot of hospitals offering new graduate programs. How will you choose the one that’s right for you? Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital offers you an innovative program that has been in place since 2002 and continues to attract new graduate nurses from all over the country who are committed to working with children.

The LLU Children's Hospital RN Residency is designed for the new graduate nurse who wants to develop and build a strong foundation in clinical practice that will set the stage for a long term nursing career. The residency is designed to provide an appropriately paced learning experience to prepare you to work in the challenging setting of a children’s hospital.

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital RN Residency Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

Clinical Experiences

Clinical experiences at the bedside with a trained RN preceptor who will teach clinical skills, share knowledge and expertise, assist with decision making, and help with developing critical thinking skills.

Classroom and Skills Lab Education

Classroom and skills lab education comprise a significant portion of the program during the first 16 weeks of your residency, including training in the Medical Simulation Center. You will benefit from our broad range of educational classes specifically designed for the new pediatric nurse.

RN Mentors

As an RN resident, you will have the benefit of working with a caring and dedicated RN mentor who will act as your resource or sponsor for career development. Mentors are experienced nurses who will assist you with your transition from new graduate to professional nurse.

Support Groups

Support groups, led by experienced and trained facilitators, are built into the program to allow you a confidential and supportive place to express concerns and develop practical tools to deal with the stress of being a new RN.

RN Residency is a Paid Job

The RN Residency is a paid, one-year orientation program that is offered three times a year. At the conclusion of the program, participants will transition from novice toward competent professional nurse at LLU Children's Hospital. After completion of the RN Residency Program, the RN residents continue with the department they trained in as an RN staff.

How to Apply