Start your caregiving journey through the Orlando Health RN Residency Program.

Our accredited, evidenced-based curriculum offers Graduate Nurses (GNs) a collaborative learning environment and will equip you with the tools, training and development needed to launch a successful and fulfilling career.

Through our program, you will:

  • Demonstrate safe, competent patient care that promotes Orlando Health’s culture of caring.
  • Develop effective decision-making skills through clinical, didactic and simulation-based learning experiences.
  • Engage in active reflection to identify professional development goals and cultivate critical thinking skills.
  • Earn a certificate of completion to highlight this accomplishment.

As part of the Orlando Health family, you will join our team of the best – a diverse and experienced group of experts who will provide you with support to navigate your first year of employment and beyond.

ANCC Accreditation

Orlando Health Registered Nurse Residency Program is accredited by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP)

Accredited Practice Transition Program American Nurses Credentialing Center

About Our Program

As a nurse enrolled in the Orlando Health RN Residency Program, you can expect to take advantage of diverse offerings designed with one goal in mind: your success.

Ready to get started? Apply today!

We offer a rolling, contract-free program, which means you can start at any time! At Orlando Health, any licensed registered nurse with less than one year of experience will automatically be classified as a newly licensed nurse and be enrolled in the program.

Have a Question? We have an Answer!

Contact Sasha Hernandez at [email protected] with any questions about the Orlando Health RN Residency Program.

Refine your focus by joining one of our specialty RN Residency Programs.

Orlando Health offers several specialized residency programs to help new nurses find their perfect fit.

Graduate Nurse Entry Program

The Graduate Nurse Entry Program allows participants to select and experience up to three different hospitals or units within the Orlando Health system of care* during a one-year, contract-free commitment. Through this unique program, nurse residents are able to make an informed decision about the location and area of practice they want to pursue post residency.

*Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies are not included in Graduate Nurse Entry Program.

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children CARE Team

The CARE (Cross-Trained and Ready to Engage) team at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is a contract-free program open to Nurse Interns, Nurse Externs and RN Residents that is designed to introduce participants to multiple pediatric specialty units. As participants progress in their career, they will advance to units of higher acuity, gaining valuable experience. Upon residency completion, participants are invited to stay on the CARE team to experience variability and flexibility within their career and continue in their professional growth.

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies CARE Team

The CARE (Cross-Trained and Ready to Engage) team at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer is a contract-free program that allows participants to become fully trained in multiple departments and travel between units every six weeks. Orlando Health Winnie Palmer CARE Team nurses may choose between two career tracks: Acute Care or Advanced Care. Once a track has been chosen, the CARE Team member may select two units from that track on which to become oriented.