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Nurse Residency Program

The KRMC Nurse Residency Program is designed to help newly-graduated or limited-experience registered nurses gain a smooth transition into the role of professional nursing through critical training, classroom instruction, peer support, and mentoring.

Our Nurse Residency Program will pair you with experienced preceptors in inpatient and surgical areas to gain insight on the day-to-day operations of each. Each resident will spend two shifts in each department, paired with an applicable education day. The team of residents will gain opportunities to learn from nurses in their desired field and experience the transition between school and career together.

This six-week program will provide:

  • Exposure to various nurse/career tracks
  • Experience managing sophisticated technologies
  • Training in leadership and problem-solving
  • Career track placement
  • Certification in:
    • Basic Arrhythmia
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support — if designated in critical care area

*NCLEX prep courses will be provided to all residents

Upon successful completion of the program, you will rank your top three units of interest. You will then have the opportunity to be offered a full-time nursing position with a two-year contract during a special Match Day ceremony.

Employment opportunities are available in:

  • Medical Surgical Unit
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Operating Room
  • Emergency Room

Residents will continue to receive monthly education topics for their first year.

People Centered.

KRMC prides itself on providing a people-centered environment committed to excellence and service to others through leadership, respect, honesty, and integrity.

The Nurse Residency Program will provide participants with a network of professionals focused on their personal success. In addition, the program will provide a community of peers inside and outside of work.

Residents are sure to have countless experiences that will shape them both personally and professionally.

Who is eligible to apply for this program?

This program is open to new graduate nurses, or those with limited experience.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of Accredited Nursing School
  • RN Licensure with <1 year of experience

or

  • RN Licensure with no prior hospital experience.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current CNA license.

What will a typical week look like?

Residents will work with shadowing preceptors two days a week, then have one classroom day with the educators. No classes or activities will take place on weekends.

What rotations are included?

Residents will complete various weekly clinical rotations focused on care areas matched with their career goals. These may include: MSU, PCU, ICU, ER, OR, PACU/Pre-OP, Radiology and Cath Lab.

When will the program begin?

The program will begin May 17th, 2021.

What kind of clinical education will be provided?

-Crash carts, code blue, rapid response
-IV starts, infusion therapy, blood transfusions
-Purposeful rounding/bedside rounding
-Basic arrhythmia
-Chest tubes
-Cardioversions, paracentesis, thoracentesis
-Orthopedic joint replacements
-Ventilators, cpap, bipap
-Lab interpretation (abgs, cms, cbc, latic)
-Sepsis protocols
-Isolation precautions

And more!

What kind of professional education will be provided?

-How to utilize the scheduling systems for shifts
-How to enroll in and utilize employee benefits programs
-Leadership/professionalism
-Tours of central supply, pharmacy and lab
-Cohort and personal development

And more!

What's Match Day?

Residents will bid for their top three units to receive placement, and likewise managers of the units will bid for residents they feel would be a good match for their teams.

A Match Day ceremony will then take place in which all KRMC staff will be invited to attend and celebrate the matches.

Questions? Contact Shari Freeman at 308-455-8412 or sfreeman@kearneyregional.com.

The Nursing Residency Program is a six-week program designed to allow a nurse to receive additional education and orientation to prepare for a successful career in nursing. When hired into the Nursing Residency Program, the nurse will rank their top three units of interest. Upon successful completion of the nurse residency program, the nurse will be placed in a full-time nursing position. This program is open to new graduate nurses, or those with limited experience.

Applications will close November 5th. Interviews will be held starting the week of November 8th. If those dates do not work, accommodations may be made. The program will begin January 10th, 2022.