The Prosper nurse residency program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition for new graduate nurses into their role as a licensed nurse. The program was developed to educate and empower new nurses as they begin their professional practice.

Program Highlights

The RN residency program at Medical Center Hospital is comprised of structured lectures, simulation-based learning, discussions and bedside training with experienced preceptors to promote critical thinking skills and professional development.  This evidence-based program is customized to meet the needs of new nurses and offers personalized professional support and guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

New graduate nurses and RN’s with less than one year experience are eligible to participate in the Prosper Residency. Special circumstances, such as lack of hospital experience, will be evaluated individually.

Residency Start Dates

Nurse Residency begins every January, April, June, and September.

Application Process

All new graduate nurses hired at Medical Center Hospital participate in the Prosper Nurse Residency. You may apply online to the unit of your choice. Along with your application, upload two letters of recommendation from a clinical instructor or direct supervisor on letterhead. If unable to upload letters of recommendation, please submit in person or via mail to Human Resources department.

Background

In the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM)/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Future of Nursing report, a gap was identified in the role transition from nursing student to professional practice. The report called for residency programs for all new nurse graduates. Residency programs have been identified to help the transition process by decreasing anxiety, stress, and turnover while increasing confidence and critical thinking skills among new nurse graduates.

If you are interested in participating in Prosper RN Residency or would like more information, please contact Neisha Garcia, BSN, RN at (432) 640-2509 or email ngarcia1@echd.org.