RN New Graduate Training Programs

Supporting professional growth in a renowned practice environment

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.

Developing the next generation of nurses

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 Grad 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

2018 Program dates

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


For more information, email trainingprograms@scrippshealth.org

Program dates: 1/8/18 - 10/13/18

  • Application posted external: 9/18/17 - 9/20/17
  • Search for job posting #: 1022142
  • Interview dates: 10/24/17 & 10/25/17

Interviews will only be offered in person on these dates. Please arrange early to be available to interview on these days.


Program dates: 3/19/18 - 12/22/18

  • Application posted external: 9/18/17 - 9/20/17
  • Search for job posting #: 1022142
  • Interview dates: 10/24/17 & 10/25/17

Interviews will only be offered in person on these dates. Please arrange early to be available to interview on these days.


Program dates: 5/29/18 - 3/2/19

  • Application posted external: 1/22/18 - 1/24/18
  • Search for job posting #: Coming soon!
  • Interview dates: 2/27/18 & 2/28/18 

These are the only interview dates offered. Please arrange early to be available to interview on these days.


Program dates: 8/6/18 - 5/11/19

  • Application posted external: 1/22/18 – 1/24/18
  • Search for job posting #: Coming soon!
  • Interview dates: 2/27/18 & 2/28/18 

Interviews will only be offered in person on these dates. Please arrange early to be available to interview on these days.


Program dates: 10/15/18 - 7/20/19

  • Application posted external: 6/25/18 – 6/27/18
  • Search for job posting #: Coming soon!
  • Interview dates: 7/31/18 & 8/1/18 

Interviews will only be offered in person on these dates. Please arrange early to be available to interview on these days.



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