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Nurse Residency Program


San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program provides opportunities for professional development, support and guidance for new graduate nurses making the transition from their student role to their first primary nurse provider role.

All new graduate nurses participate in a one-year residency program that includes:

  • 12-to-20 weeks of directly supervised, one-on-one clinical experiences on their home unit with an assigned clinical coach
  • A variety of areas available to work including: Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit, Cardiology, Childbirth, Operating Room, Surgical, Medical, Nephrology, and Endoscopy 
  • Looped rotations to appropriate hospital areas relevant to the specific area of practice
  • Peer-reviewed specialty-specific education through e-learning modalities
  • Monthly seminar experiences consisting of group presentations, hands-on skills lab, simulation scenarios, lectures and support rounds  
  • Quarterly meetings after the first year focusing on professional development roles including charge RN, preceptor, and committee member

Through the residency, the graduate nurse will: 

  • Make the transition from advanced beginner nurse to competent professional nurse in the clinical environment
  • Further develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance 
  • Provide clinical nursing leadership at the point of care
  • Strengthen his or her commitment to the profession of nursing
  • Evolve in the formation of an individual professional development plan
  • Incorporate research-based evidence linked to practice outcomes into the care he or she provides

To learn more about the residency program, contact:

Patricia Maule MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Residency Program Director
Phone: 505-609-6498

Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 505-609-2354
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