Valley Health's Nurse Residency Program (NRP)
Valley Health’s Nurse Residency Program (NRP) supports new nurse
graduates as they transition into professional nurse practice. The curriculum
is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
and focuses on four primary areas for success: (1) leadership; (2) patient
outcomes; (3) continuing education; and (4) the professional nurse role.
The NRP is a formal, structured program offered over one full year to post-baccalaureate
and associate degree nurses. With the support of the NRP, the graduate
nurse will: 1. Care for complex patients within the hospital setting.
2. Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment
and performance. 3. Strengthen commitment to nursing and develop individual
career goals. 4. Incorporate research-based evidence linked to practice
outcomes into care provision.
- Hold an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in
nursing science from a nationally accredited nursing education program.
(Note: Lord Fairfax Community College graduates are eligible.)
- Recent graduate from nursing school.
- Licensed as an RN in Virginia or West Virginia.
- Commit to the year-long nurse residency program.
- Facilitate clinical and leadership skills necessary to become a successful
member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
There is no separate application to the Nurse Residency program. You will
automatically start the program once you accept an RN-1 position and meet
the program requirements.
To begin the employment process:
valleyhealthlink.com/careers and search current registered nurse job openings.
- Create a user account within the JOBVITE portal and apply for position(s)
- If selected for an interview, you will be contacted for scheduling.
- If you are offered a position and accept, you will begin the year-long
Nurse Residency Program.
- Transition the new graduate nurse from student to professional practice role.
- Integrate organizational mission, vision and values with knowledge, skills,
and application as a Nurse Resident.
- Provide a year-long infrastructure of support to help assure success of
the nurse resident.
- Develop high quality, reliable, safe, and competent nursing care.
- NRP incorporates orientation, classroom and online learning along with
- Infrastructure of support for first full year of nursing to complement
- One-on-one clinical experience with preceptor and additional support from
NRP facilitator, and clinical educators.
- Evidence-based curriculum to strengthen critical thinking, skill development,
and service excellence.
- High level of professional support from experienced nurses, educators,
nursing leaders, and an interdisciplinary team.
Warren Memorial Hospital
- 60-bed acute care hospital and 120-bed long-term care facility, in Front Royal, VA
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital
- 25-bed critical access hospital in Woodstock, VA
Page Memorial Hospital
- 25-bed critical access hospital in Luray, VA
Hampshire Memorial Hospital
- 25-bed critical access hospital in Romney, WV
War Memorial Hospital
- 25-bed critical access hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV
Winchester Medical Center
- 455-bed, Magnet designated regional referral center in Winchester, VA
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