Vizient Nurse Residency Program

St. Joseph Hospital’s Nurse Residency Program is New Hampshire’s first accredited Nurse Residency program based on the Vizient and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Vizient/AACN) Nurse Residency Program™. The program is designed to ease the transition of newly graduated nurses from the classroom setting to the clinical practice environment to promote quality, safety and reduce turnover rates for first-year nurses.

The program is open to all graduating nurses hired by St. Joseph Hospital with licensing from an accredited school. The program takes one year to complete.

At St. Joseph Hospital, we understand how important it is for new nursing graduates to have a group of peers and mentors who assist them in enhancing their skills and becoming comfortable with the challenges of nursing. Our program is evidence based, with positive clinical outcomes that will help not only the nurses, but also our patients.

The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ has provided healthcare organizations with a transition-to-practice program for new graduate nurses since 2002 and is recognized by the Institute of Medicine as a model program.

Recent Vizient Nurse Residency Graduate

"The St. Joe's Nurse Residency program has been an absolute godsend for me. The level of support and reassurances I received throughout the year made my transition from school to full-time nursing MUCH easier - and my confidence level has skyrocketed compared to where I was just 1 year ago!"

Lucy Spencer

Registered Nurse

Join Our Nursing Family

If you want to join an organization and nursing team that is Mission-driven and leading the way to a brighter future, look no further than a career in nursing at St. Joseph Hospital.

As an organization, we are committed to providing our nurses with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of patients, take part in shared governance, advance Nursing Professional Practice, and grow your knowledge and skills through meaningful development and a career path.


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