RN New Graduates Residency Program

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Elevate your clinical skills and fast track your career with the RN New Graduates Residency Program at award-winning MLK Community Healthcare. Our trained preceptors and supportive clinical team will help you gain the experience, skills, judgment, and confidence needed for a rewarding career in nursing. Our mission serving the vulnerable, appreciative community of South LA will broaden your skills and expand your heart.

Application windows for the below residencies and fellowships will open on the below dates.

New graduate nurse residencies: application window 7/31/23 - 8/21/23

  • MedSurg/Telemetry 12-week program
    • Program begins 10/9/23
    • Apply here
  • ED: 16-week program
    • Program begins 10/9/23
    • Apply here
  • Float Pool: 16-week program
    • Program begins 10/9/23
    • Apply here

Transitional fellowships:

  • Acute Care transitional fellowship: 6-week program
    • Application window: 7/24/23 - 8/14/23
    • Program begins 9/11/23


  • ED & ICU transitional fellowship: 8-week program
    • Application window: 8/7/23 - 8/28/23
    • Program begins 10/9/23
    • Open to internal and external candidates

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Pay and benefits

RN New Graduates residents receive competitive pay and benefits and unique wellbeing and life perks. Those perks include unsurpassed loan forgiveness and tuition reimbursement programs, no-cost medical, dental and vision options, generous paid time off and a unique employee wellbeing program designed to keep our nurses healthy in mind, body and spirit.

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Preceptors and mentors

Looking for that mentor who will help lift your skills to the next level? Our trained preceptors bring decades of experience to their job as nurses and educators.  

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Our approach

We provide a highly integrated and systematic approach to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of new graduate nurses. Using both didactic course work and clinical experience, we define a comprehensive baseline set of measurements and outcomes, evidence-based structure, processes, and content and manage adherence to those standards. Working in partnership with trained preceptors, new nurses will be able to objectively evaluate success and monitor growth over the course of the residency.

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Designed by nurses, for nurses

The nurses at MLK Community Healthcare take pride in being professionals who possess a personal sense of commitment and responsibility to provide care to our underserved community. As nurses, we embrace the concept that each patient and his/her family have a unique background and individual needs and that ALL patients are deserving of the highest quality care. If this is your calling, this is your hospital and healthcare system.  

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What an incredible experience to learn at MLKCH!  My preceptors and mentors were so nice and I feel prepared, not just for a job, but for a career in nursing.

Rudolph Duran Jr.
Emergency Department Nurse Resident at MLKCH
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