New Grad Nurse Residency Program

Build on your nursing education and clinical competencies.
The support and guidance you need for success.

The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program at UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine can put you on the path to achieving your career's most far-reaching ambitions.

As you build on your undergraduate nursing education and clinical competencies, you will come to see how the quality of each patient's complete experience reflects our own understanding of why we're really here.

Participants will be assigned based on several criteria, including the background of the individual Resident, and needs and availability within UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine

The New Graduate Residency Program is offered twice annually, in winter and summer, with each program lasting approximately one year. A BSN or MSN is required. Opportunities may be available in a variety of specialty areas.

 For more information, please contact Stacey Sims or Sheri Monsein, at, or call toll-free: 866-895-6690.

The Winter 2018 RN New Grad Residency Program will be posted and accepting applications on Saturday, September 23, 2017- Sunday, October 1st, 2017. To apply please use:

External Job # H91672

Internal Job #H91673

Don't forget to check out our RN New Grad Residency FAQ.

Administrative/Clinical Care Partner Nursing Students

A paid opportunity to expand on your experience.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica are offering a paid position for Administrative/Clinical Care Partner Nursing Students to expand their clinical experience at an Academic Medical Center. As an ACCP, you’ll get a unique opportunity to care for those in need, advance your clinical skills and receive academic training in a fast paced hospital environment. You’ll help meet the needs of patients and their families by assisting them with meals, taking vitals, assisting with transfers, serving as a unit secretary and so much more. This is a per diem position with a minimum requirement of 4 shifts a month, including at least one weekend shift.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You live in the Los Angeles area
  • You're currently enrolled in a BSN or MSN nursing program and graduating 15-18 months after the listed start date below.
  • You've completed one MedSurg/clinical rotation
  • This program is for BSN/MSN students only. At this time, the program is not available for those who are eligable to take the RN licensing exam.

The program is offered 4 times each year with start dates in March, June, August and December. Thirty (30) students will be selected for each start date. Upcoming start dates and the application periods for each are:

Start Date: Application Period
Dec. 16th 2016 Sept. 19th – 25th 2016
March 3rd 2017 January 9th – 15th 2017
June 23rd 2017 April 17th – 23rd 2017
Aug. 18th 2017 June 5th – 11th 2017
Dec. 15th 2017 September 18th – 24th 2017

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CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).