OU Medicine Nurse Residency Program

Designed to assist graduate nurses in their transition to professional practice, the OU Medicine Nurse Residency program guides new nurses from academic preparation to clinical practice and positions new graduates for success in an academic medical center.  

The OU Medicine Nurse Residency Program will equip you with resources and rich experiences that serve as a strong foundation for a successful nursing career. Throughout the first 12 months, you will focus on knowledge and skills related to clinical practice, leadership and professional development. Monthly interactive experiences with nursing leaders and clinical experts provide a forum for you to learn and share experiences with colleagues and peers.

 Resources and support include:

  • A primary preceptor to promote clinical competence
  • Clinical specialty specific orientation
  • A blended learning approach for knowledge and skill development
  • Social networking and support
  • On-going continuing education opportunities
  • Involvement in interdisciplinary and collaborative programs
  • Research and evidence-based practice opportunities
  • Resources to achieve national certification in a nursing specialty

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have valid Oklahoma nursing license prior to beginning the program

  • Have less than six months acute care RN experience

  • Willing to commit and remain at OU Medical System for two years

Frequently Asked Questions

How are positions posted?

Position – Unit – licensure info
Example:  RN Resident - Trauma ICU - Must have OK RN licensure prior to start date

When to apply?

You should begin applying at the beginning of your last semester prior to graduation.

How to apply?

Only apply to your top two (2) units.  Our goal is to help you find your career, not just a   job.      Hiring Managers want you to be as passionate about their units as they are.

When do I need to be licensed?

You must have an Oklahoma RN license at least one week prior to your first day of orientation.  The license must be viewed on the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website by the Wednesday prior to orientation.

When is orientation?

Each unit or service line has a specific orientation date.

What benefits do you offer?

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • 401k

  • Paid time off

  • Short-term disability

  • Life insurance

  • Corporate discounts

  • Wellness program

  • Education assistance

Do you provide NCLEX assistance?

We offer an online review from the NCSBN and you can sign up once an offer is made.

What are the pay cycles?

Each pay period will cover two weeks.  Checks are paid out every other Friday by direct deposit.

What is the best way for me to learn about new grad RN opportunities at OU Medicine?

Contact the Recruitment Team at talent@oumedicine.com