Nurse Residency Program

The UC San Diego Nurse Residency Program is a learner-centered postgraduate experience designed to support the transition from student to professional and competent nurse. The purpose of UC San Diego’s Nurse Residency Program is to recruit and retain new graduate nurses via a thorough and high quality program. Residents receive support that expands beyond their unit based orientation and gain a better overall understanding of the organization and opportunities for further professional development. The Nurse Residency Program’s framework is based the latest evidence and supports our Magnet Recognition. Participants benefit from classroom instruction, patient simulation activities, hands on skill training, mentoring, networking with peers and much more.


The Nurse Residency Program is only applicable to New Graduate Nurse that have been hired at UC San Diego. If you are a new graduate nurse looking for a place to grow, UC San Diego Health is the place for you! Check out our new grad positions at