Out-of-Hospital Residency

Out-of-Hospital Residency

A Program for BS in Nursing Students

Dear Health Care Leader,

You are invited to partner with us in an exciting new program aimed at improving competency levels, job satisfaction, and retention rates among new graduate nurses working in health care settings like yours.

Please fill out our Healthcare Facility Interest Survey

Rutgers University School of Nursing’s Out-of-Hospital Residency Program unites educators and health care providers in a coordinated effort to encourage new bachelors-prepared nurses to develop fulfilling careers outside of the hospital workplace.

The program, which will help address our state’s growing need for highly educated nurses to work in various non-hospital settings, is being launched with support from a generous grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust. It may be the first such program in the nation.

As they prepare to graduate with their BS in Nursing degree, selected Rutgers students who have expressed an interest in out-of–hospital settings will be assigned a career coach who will assist them in the transition from classroom to workforce.

The School of Nursing is actively recruiting health care organizations, such as yours, that will employ graduates based on a match of the new nurses’ strengths and career goals with the needs of the organization. Participating organizations will partner with us in a structured, year-long residency program.

Benefits for Your Organization
Evidence shows that "residency programs have been demonstrated to help new graduate nurses develop skills, competence, and confidence required for autonomous practice." 1   This program will also yield significant rewards for health care organizations, including:


Unique Aspects of this Residency Program


Contact Us Today
If you are interested in hearing more about hiring a new BSN graduate and participating in Rutgers’ Out-of-Hospital Nurse Residency Program, please contact Nancy Bohnarczyk at 973-353-2708 or nurseresidency@sn.rutgers.edu






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