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Nurse Residency Program

Empowering Nurses for Professional Practice

Program Overview

Aurora Health Care Nurse Residency Program (ANRP) is a one year program focusing on the professional development of the new graduate nurse. All newly licensed and new graduate nurses hired by Aurora Health Care will be enrolled in the ANRP.

The program is based on The UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program. Residents participate in monthly interactive learning and discussion seminars with an ANRP coordinator and facilitator.

"Our Nurse Residency Program is one of the first steps as you begin your nursing career. Transitioning into professional practice can be challenging as you apply the knowledge from your nursing education to a variety of clinical situations. This program provides opportunities to hone your clinical skills, network with peers, confer with expert nurses and develop a strong foundation for your professional practice.
– Mary Beth Kingston,
Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer


Topics in the monthly sessions will focus on three curriculum categories:

  • Leadership
  • Patient Outcomes
  • Professional Role

The ANRP assists new graduate nurses in making the transition from student to professional nurse. Develop effective decision making skills and provide clinical nursing leadership at the point of care. Residents also strengthen their commitment to the nursing profession.

The Program Goals include:

  • Decrease nurse turnover
  • Increase nurse satisfaction
  • Improve clinical and professional competence
"The Nurse Residency Program gave me the added resources I needed to transition from student and graduate nurse to full-time nurse. I would recommend this program not just for the clinical and practical resources, but for the networking and peer connections"
– Jessica Hertig MSN, RN, ACM Aurora Residency Participant

Contact Us

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Participating Hospitals

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
Aurora Medical Center Summit
Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
Aurora Medical Center Kenosha
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
Aurora Saint Luke's South Shore
Aurora Saint Luke's Medical Center
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County
Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh
Aurora Bay Care
Aurora Medical Center Grafton
Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center
Aurora Medical Center Washington County