Nurse Residency Program

The McLaren Northern Michigan Nurse Residency Program, provided by Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nusing (ACCN), is a structured post-baccalaureate curriculum designed for nurses who have recently graduated (less than one year) and want to continue their professional growth through curriculum based learning and practice. The 12-month program is designed to support the successful transition, from novice to proficient, of graduate nurses into a professional RN role in an acute care setting.

Upcoming Cohort Start Dates: To be announced

Learn more about the Nurse Residency Program

New graduate RN full-time positions may be offered on the following units:

  • Medical Surgical - Orthopedics, Neurology & Urology (Level 2 South)
  • Medical Surgical - Oncology (Level 3)
  • Medical Surgical - Adult Acute Care (Level 2 North)
  • Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Obstetrics & Pediatrics
  • Acute Rehabilitation

    Position Specifics:

  • Full-time positions - 72 hours per pay period
  • 12 hour shifts - nights, days or variable
  • Weekend Rotations (every other or every third depending on unit needs)
  • Clinical Orientation - minimum 2 days for all RNs joining MNM
  • Unit Orientation - paired with 1-3 Preceptors for 4 to 8 weeks depending on unit & progress

    Program Summary:

  • 12 month Graduate RN Residency Program Curriculum
  • 4 hours per month in the classroom and Sim Lab
  • Submission & Presentation of an Evidence Based Project required for graduation


  • Must be a graduate of a school of nursing (CCNE or ACEN preferred)
  • Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Michigan
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher
  • Must have less than 1 year of RN/LPN experience
  • Must have graduated within the past year
  • ADN or BSN (As a Magnet organization, for those hired into an RN position after January 1, 2014, it is required to obtain a BSN within five years of your start date as an RN with McLaren Northern Michigan. Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged.)

    Portfolio Requirements:

  • Online Application & Survey
  • Professional Resume & Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from your RN Clinical Instructors on school letterhead
  • A copy of unofficial transcript(s)
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider
  • Commitment to the 1 year Residency Program and 2 years of employment