New Grad RN Residency Program

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, the heart of Stanford Children's Health, offers exceptional opportunities for current students and recent graduates to complete their residency. Our program greatly enhances your education through exposure to many of today’s top medical advancements and the individuals responsible for them. If you’re passionate about caring for babies, children and new mothers and want to begin your career learning from a world-class leader in pediatrics and obstetrics then start with Stanford Children's Health.

We've partnered with Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the nursing profession, to develop a comprehensive new graduate RN residency program. This unique one-year Residency is different from the traditional new graduate program because it provides an evidenced-based transition to prepare new graduate nurses for the highly complex and fast-paced acute care environment of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New graduates will also benefit from:

  • A supportive network of senior nurses and debriefers to augment your education through professional, clinical experience expertise
  • One-on-one guided clinical experience with a preceptor
  • On-site classes and simulation-based education
  • An easy-to-use web portal and supportive self-care/debriefing groups


  • You must be a graduate from a BSN or master's-level practice program, accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate  Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Graduates from online nursing programs are not accepted.  
  • Your graduation dates must fall between 12/01/2018 and 12/31/2019.
  • You must have a current unencumbered California RN license by 2/14/2020. We will not accept interim permits, but will accept temporary licenses.
  • BLS-Health Care Provider (HCP), issued by American Heart Association required by the Program by 2/14/2020.
  • Two reference letters signed either “wet” signature or electronic from the School of Nursing Clinical Faculty and  /or Preceptor. 
  • Most recent unofficial transcripts.
  • Willingness to commit to the Residency Program without interruption for a (minimum of 18 weeks).

2019 Important Dates and Deadlines -- dates will be finalized shortly. 

  • Oct. 1: Application period begins.
  • Nov. 1: Last day of job posting and for applicants to apply by 11:59 PM.
  • TBD: Review of applications
  • TBD: Notification of application status 
  • TBD: Interviews
  • TBD: Offers will start being extended
  • TBD: Start date for all New Grad Residents.

Need Assistance while applying?

Download our New Graduate RN Residency FAQs (PDF) to review common questions and issues that may arise during the application process.