New Graduate RN Residency Transition Program

Professional growth opportunities for new nurses

At Scripps, we understand that the transition from nursing student to professional nurse is both exciting and challenging, so we provide a supportive, structured environment to facilitate this adjustment. To ensure a smooth transition, we offer quality programs that provide you with the education, skills and emotional support you need to enter clinical practice as a confident, well-prepared nurse.

Hands-on learning environment

Scripps is committed to meeting the needs of new graduates by combining classroom learning, skills practice and individual clinical instruction from experienced nurse mentors and support groups to ease the transition from novice to seasoned caregiver. You will learn and develop effective decision-making skills that will enhance your clinical judgment and make you an important member of our exemplary team.

Program highlights

Scripps’ system-wide new graduate RN training program is a 40-week training and development program for recent registered nursing (RN) graduates through our New Graduate Residency Program. This program consists of:

  • One-on-one clinical training with a clinical coach/preceptor
  • Classroom education
  • Computer training
  • Support groups
  • Mentorship

Patient care training includes assessment, planning and implementation of a care plan and evaluating patient progress toward expected outcomes. At the program’s completion, the new grad RNs take primary responsibility for the patient’s care, working collaboratively with the care team under their supervision.

New graduates are trained as a collective group in various units. Upon successful completion of the program, nurses will be placed in a position within the Scripps system.

New graduate nursing positions are offered in the following units:

  • Medical/surgical
  • Telemetry
  • Oncology

Scripps clinical educators and leaders have developed special training programs to facilitate the growth and development of employees at Scripps. Employees who complete a Scripps transition program will be fully prepared to work at any Scripps facility.

2024 program dates

View the 2024 calendar (PDF, 560 KB) to see all program dates, application periods and interview dates for each program.

How do I apply?

To apply, visit the Scripps Careers website and search by job title during the application periods listed in the calendar above.   

All programs and dates are subject to change at any time based on business need. 

Frequently asked questions

You will find answers below to frequently asked questions about the new nursing graduate training program. You can also download our FAQs (PDF, 60 KB).