We provide our nurses with the education, skills and emotional support they need to start, transition and grow their careers.
At Scripps, nurses represent nearly 30 percent of our entire workforce. Their continued development is crucial. Through classroom learning, skills practice, mentorship, individual clinical instruction and more, we equip new graduates and seasoned nurses to serve the San Diego community as confident, well-prepared nurses. We host approximately 1,200 nursing students a year from many nursing schools. Along with our New Graduate RN Residency Program, we also offer various transition programs to help experienced nurses gain skills in new clinical specialties.
Our New Graduate RN Residency Program is a 40-week training and development program for new registered nurse (RN) graduates. To help better equip recent graduates to care for patients, transition to a career as a professional nurse and feel at home on our Scripps team, we seek to provide each with the education, skills and emotional support they need.
The program consists of:
New graduates are trained with a collective group in various units within the Scripps system. Upon successful completion of the program, nurses will be placed in a position within one of those units, which include:
Have more questions? Start with these answers to frequently asked questions about the New Graduate RN Residency Program.
Mart David graduated from the New Graduate RN Residency Program in 2012. He now serves as a hiring manager for the program, in addition to his role as a Patient Care Manager at Scripps Mercy San Diego. Having seen the program from both sides, Mart knows better than most what makes it a success.
“I gained valuable insight, leadership and decision-making skills and one-on-one guidance from my preceptor. Recent grads should take advantage of this opportunity to learn as much as they can while they have a dedicated preceptor who can mentor, teach and guide them through their transition year. This program will provide a strong foundation for all nurses in building and developing their professional careers.”
Learn more about what makes you a great fit for Scripps and how to apply.
Nurses who have completed the New Graduate RN Residency Program can continue their career development through various specialty transition programs. Our transition programs help experienced nurses become safe, competent clinicians in a new clinical specialty. Nurses who complete this training will be fully prepared to work at any Scripps facility. RN programs include:
Dana has a long family history in maternal child health with Scripps. She and her son were both born at Scripps Mercy San Diego. Her godmother, mother and father have all worked in maternal child health at Mercy SD. Dana started her own career at Mercy SD in 2005 as a Postpartum and Labor & Delivery Unit Secretary.
After 10 years in that role, Dana pursued her dream and went to nursing school. After completing the New Graduate RN Residency Program, she was accepted into the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Transition Program. As a successful graduate of the program, Dana became a Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Nurse at…you guessed it… Scripps Mercy San Diego.