Nurse Residency Program

A program designed so you can experience different patient care environments.

Our track process allows Residents to rotate through day and night shifts, and through all units within their track. These rotations provide the opportunity for Residents to learn the organizational culture, meet peers in their specialty, and ultimately find the best unit/team for their future career.

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary RN Residency Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

The current sites included in this accreditation designation are: 
CHI St. Vincent Infirmary

The current workplace settings included in this accreditation designation are:

  1. ANCC Accredited PTAP Logo blackMedical-Surgical
  2. Step Down
  3. Critical Care
  4. Operating Room
  5. Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (PACU)
  6. Psychiatric
  7. Emergency Department
  8. Specialty Practice: Cardiac Cath Lab
  9. Preoperative

Nurse Residency Program

This extensive one-year program features a series of learning and hands-on work experience* for new nurse graduates as they transition into their first professional role as caregivers. We focus on leadership, patient outcomes, and the professional role.
*Track availability varies by cohort, check the online application for available options.

Little Rock Residency Tracks

   Perioperative Track
    Emergency Department
    Critical Care
    Behavioral Health
    Cardiac Catheterization Lab (CCL)

Hot Springs Residency Tracks
    Perioperative Track
    Emergency Department
    Critical Care
    Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-Partum

North Residency Tracks
    Perioperative Track
    Emergency Department
    Critical Care/Stepdown

Nurses will learn the following skills during the program:
    Care for patients with increasing levels of acuity & complexity
    Progressive leadership skills
    Patient safety/quality of care
    Critical thinking skills
    Evidence-based practice at the bedside


Questions? Contact your local RN Residency Manager:

Infirmary: [email protected]
Hot Springs: [email protected]


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Requirements and Eligibility of the Nurse Residency Program:

  • Hold an Associates, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Have less than 6 months experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Hold a temporary or permanent Arkansas nursing license
  • Participate in all Nurse Residency learning experiences and program components
  • Complete all program surveys and evaluations
  • Complete an individual or group evidence based practice project by the end of the program year

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