MLKCH Nurse Residency and Transition Program

Deliver compassionate care to patients and their families

Become an MLKCH nurse

Our RN Residency Program enhances the skills and confidence of new nursing graduates, something we believe leads to improved patient care. It is our focus is to fundamentally transform healthcare through an integrated competency-based system that defines, implements, and validates standardized, evidence-based practices to achieve positive patient outcomes. This comprehensive training and educational experience will help as you prepare to transition into a fulfilling career in nursing.

MLKCH boasts specially trained nurses

Many hold bachelor degrees or higher in nursing and continue to pursue advanced certifications. We offer a RN Residency Program for new nursing graduates in both the adult acute and pediatric areas.

Our program utilizes didactic course work and clinical experiences to further develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of newly graduated and transitioning RNs.

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We also offer an RN Transition Fellowship Program

Transition RN applicants must have a minimum of 1 year acute care experience. The RN Transition Fellowship Program is a competency-based program with advanced training varying in length depending on the unit and specialty required.

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We provide a highly integrated and systematic approach to transitioning new graduate nurses

  • Defining a comprehensive baseline set of measurements and outcomes, evidence-based structure, processes, and content
  • Integrating, teaching, monitoring, and managing adherence to those standards
  • Objectively evaluating success in achieving the RN Residency goals
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Designed by nurses, for nurses

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