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Nurse Residency Program for New RN Graduates


Join VNSNY’s Nurse Residency Program in Home Health! This exciting, two-year program is designed to support you - a new RN graduate - as you develop autonomy and grow from novice to expert. From classroom training to hands-on field experience, from supportive educators to dedicated management, this program will give you the tools you need to build a career in home health nursing and community-based care.


Your learning journey is a two-year process beginning with an in-depth orientation which is followed by robust classroom and field learning experiences. Our Nurse Residency Program in Home Health offers you the opportunity to:

  • Build your clinical decision making and leadership skills
  • Hone your skills in providing evidence-based practice for assessment, care planning and evaluation of care
  • Receive mentoring by interdisciplinary, seasoned professionals as you move from novice to expert in your professional journey as a problem solver and care planner
  • Participate in peer and staff supported professional development through seminars and group debriefs
  • Learn about your role in promoting quality and safety outcomes in patient care; this will be supported by patient simulations
  • Acquire state-of-the-art care management strategies that are critical in today’s world of healthcare


Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

Pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NClex) prior to start date.

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The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.