Nurse Residency Program

The NAH Nurse Residency Program trains graduated nurses, as well as those who are re-entering the profession, and new to specialty areas, to become safe, competent providers in many specialties such as Med/Surg/Tele, Critical Care, Emergency Department, Special Care Nursery or Pediatric Intensive Care. The program blends a learner-paced approach focused on three main types of training, including: 

  • Clinical learning with experienced RNs. 
  • Classroom learning (synchronous learning) – Hands-on learning labs including high fidelity simulation, skills, expert facilitation and critical thinking scenarios.
  • Online learning (asynchronous learning) – Learner-paced, interactive modules accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

The residency programs graduates about 90 students a year, making it one of the largest programs in the southwest.

We believe in lifelong learning, so our colleagues may enhance their education via many in-house classes for Continuing Education. In addition, the hospitals have unit-based educators to teach clinical staff face-to-face as they care for patients. This way, our nurses continue their education not only in a classroom, but also in real time.

We promote professional development from day one, and support staff as they build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for long term competency and success.

For this reason, and in the interests of professional growth, we offer colleagues tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year to further their nursing education.

Please click on links on left side of this page for more information about each program.

Resident testimonials

“The program was thorough and prepared me to be an excellent nurse.”

“FMC’s dedication and commitment to quality care really shows in your dedication to education.”

“As a new employee and a new nurse, I feel very supported. I’m excited to work for an organization that provides so many resources.”

“Caring and enthusiastic instructors helped me learn a great deal and reassure me of the knowledge I already had.”

“I feel very lucky to have been a part of this program – I felt very supported throughout.”