New Graduate RN Residency Program

Boston Medical Center (BMC) has a very competitive and highly regarded new graduate RN residency program. Working with a diverse patient population, newly licensed nurses learn in a fast-paced acute care setting. The program incorporates the concepts of Benner’s novice to expert educational model. The 6-month program offers new graduate nurses the support they need to integrate themselves into the BMC family. The program focuses on developing strong professional nurses, learning clinical skills, and forming relationships with other new graduate nurses.

The residency program begins with an innovative faculty model supported by a dedicated clinical nurse educator. The new graduates develop clinical skills, learn about BMC’s quality initiatives, all while caring for patients in a medical surgical or specialty setting. After the faculty model, the new graduates will meet regularly to share experiences and learn from one another. Participants will attend clinical-focused classes that encompass hands on skills, simulation, and knowledge sharing. Our new graduate nurses complete this program competent and confident to practice as a professional nurse in an urban level one trauma teaching hospital.

Experienced RN Transition Program

BMC recognizes that the nurse of the future is dynamic and seeks opportunities to grow. Nursing Professional Development offers several comprehensive programs. As an experienced nurse transitions to a new specialty, there is a need for a focused orientation to give the new knowledge and skills they need to succeed. BMC has established unique programs for nurses who are transitioning from one area to another.

One program focuses on supporting the nurse coming to BMC from sub-acute environments. Programs are also offered for those nurses who are moving from medical surgical settings to specialty areas such as emergency, critical care, and maternal child. The foundation of these programs are built by facilitating robust relationships with preceptors, mentors and peers. Participants will have an individualized orientation path that builds upon previously acquired skills.