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, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the nursing profession, to develop a comprehensive new graduate RN residency program. This unique 1-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, mentors, 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). Your graduation dates must fall between December 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.
  • Preferably no paid inpatient RN work experience.
  • You must have a current California RN license by April 7, 2017. We will not accept interim permits, but we will accept temporary licenses.
  • BLS-Health Care Provider (HCP) certification issued by American Heart Association required by the Program by April 7, 2017.
  • Graduates from online nursing programs are not accepted.
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation on school letterhead by the School of Nursing Clinical Faculty.
  • Most recent unofficial transcripts.
  • Download and complete the Clinical Hours Table with your clinical rotation/ preceptorship information.  
  • Willingness to commit to a 1-year Residency Program without interruption.

2016-17 Important Dates and Deadlines

  • October 17, 2016: Job is first posted and applicants will be accepted.
  • October 31, 2016: Last day of job posting and for applicants to apply by 11:59 PM.
  • October 31 - December 2, 2016: Review of applications
  • December 2 - December 9, 2016: Notification to applicants of interview and interview schedule
  • January 9 - January 13, 2017: Panel interviews
  • January 13 - January 27, 2017: Final round unit interviews
  • January 16, 2017: Offers will start being extended
  • April 24, 2017: 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.