RN New Graduate Training Programs

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
  • Definitive observation/telemetry
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac care

2021 program dates

Please note: Application periods may close early based on candidate volume.


Program Start Date: 1/4/2021


  • Application posted: 9/14/2020 – 9/16/2020
  • Search for job posting: 1045031
  • Interview dates: 10/4/2020 – 10/30/2020


Program Start Date: 3/15/2021


  • Application posted: 9/14/2020 – 9/16/2020
  • Search for job posting: 1045031
  • Interview dates: 10/4/2020 – 10/30/2020


Program Start Date: 5/24/2021

  • Application posted: 2/1/2021 – 2/3/2021
  • Search for job posting: Coming soon!
  • Interview dates: 2/21/2021 – 3/19/2021


Program Start Date: 8/2/2021


  • Application posted: 2/1/2021 – 2/3/2021
  • Search for job posting: Coming soon!
  • Interview dates: 2/21/2021 – 3/19/2021


Program Start Dates: 10/11/2021


  • Application posted: 6/21/2021 – 6/23/2021
  • Search for job posting: Coming soon!
  • Interview dates: 7/11/2021 – 8/6/2021



The application process has changed. Once you apply, you will receive an invite to do an on-demand interview video. 


To apply during application periods, please visit the Careers website.

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).