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Kent Nurse Residency Program

An evidence-based program that prepares new graduate-level and entry-level nurses to transition into professional nursing practice.

Kent Hospital Nurse Residency Program

The Kent Hospital Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month program designed to support new graduate registered nurses who recently have graduated from an accredited nursing program and those registered nurses with less than 1 year of experience. Positions available for the Nurse Residency program on Med-Surg Units and in the Float Pool. Programs are also offered for those candidates interested in the ED.

Upon completion of the Kent Hospital Nurse Residency Program, you will be well prepared to be an integral part of the nursing team.




Program Overview

  • The Graduate Nurse Residency Program is unique in that it is specifically geared toward the new graduate who has limited experience as a nurse and focuses on helping to develop the new graduate into assimilating into the role of the professional nurse while at the same time obtaining additional educational training.
  • The program includes dedicated bi-weekly didactic education class sessions along with hands-on experience working closely on one’s assigned unit with a dedicated preceptor.
  • This program offers the new graduate an opportunity to grow professionally and to assimilate into the role of the professional nurse.

"Take every opportunity that you get. And Kent offering this is a great opportunity."

- Current Nurse Resident

Graduate Nurse Residency Program Curriculum

  • Core Curriculum
  • Clinically Based Residency Days
  • Skills Acquisition
  • Critical Thinking
  • Patient Safety & Patient Experience

8 Hours dedicated to bi-weekly classroom learning, incorporating case studies & simulation training.

Ongoing review of progress during orientation.

Monthly meeting with nurse director, clinical educator, and preceptor for evaluating overall progress.

Pairing with a dedicated clinical preceptor to provide support and learning while experiencing different patient care populations

Encouragement and support while progressing through the stages of nursing from novice to expert with a focus on improving confidence and competence as a nurse working on one of the Med-Surg Units or Float Pool, with attention to patient safety and satisfaction.

Participate in simulation activities practicing primary assessment and intervention techniques, evaluation of admitted patients, and interdisciplinary collaboration between members of the health care team.

Focus on the relationship-based nursing model of care to improve patient satisfaction and reduce

Develop communication skills and conflict management techniques.



Get In Touch

Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 737-7000
HR- ext. 25447/Nursing Education ext. 31471

Please visit our Careers Page to apply*

*Apply to any available RN position listed for Kent Hospital and make sure to include an updated resume and references.