Why Choose Our Nurse Residency Program?

Explore diverse nursing departments, understanding their unique cultures to find your perfect fit. Engage in learning experiences fostering professional relationships, backed by strong support from mentors and nursing leadership.

Join us and experience rotations through various nursing departments while being taught by dedicated preceptors. Our engaged nurse residents transition into their roles with confidence and competence, ensuring safe patient care and reduced stress levels.

You can rest assured that you are not alone in this journey. Our program leadership understands the challenges faced by new graduates and offers monthly mentorship and a supportive network. Our administrative team stands firmly behind you, offering support and advocacy every step of the way.

"Going through the residency program was amazing because of the preceptors who genuinely took you under their wing and made the learning experience their priority. The program is so beneficial even for nurses who may have prior experience."


"Rotating departments has helped me build my nursing foundation. In so many ways I have been able to learn and observe so many styles of nursing and gain knowledge from so many individuals."


"The knowledge and skill I gained through the Nurse Residency Program prepared me to hit the ground running. I felt the skill set I gained and the time I had to gain it set a solid foundation for my nursing career."


"Having no previous medical experience, and changing my career later in life, the Nurse Residency Program helped to bridge the skills learned in school."


"The Nurse Residency Program enabled me to see and work in different areas in the hospital. It taught me to adapt my working skills in a stressful and non-stressful situation. This program allowed me to grow as a nurse in my areas of weakness."


Program components:

  • 4 months paid residency
  • 36-hour work week
  • Guaranteed full-time placement
  • Department rotations catered to your interest:
    • Med Surg
    • Orthopedics
    • Telemetry
    • ED
    • ICU
    • Behavioral Health
    • L&D/Special Care Nursery
    • Various Outpatient Departments
  • 12 monthly classes to introduce professional practice through engagement in:
    • Critical Thinking Exercises
    • Hands-on Skill Practice
    • Simulation
    • Interprofessional collaboration
    • Communication skills
    • Resiliency Training
  • Personalized education plan based on your needs

Opportunities for Participants:

  • Professional mentoring
  • Improved transition to practice
  • Increased confidence in skills
  • Build working relationships
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Specific, structured knowledge focus
  • Improve patient outcomes

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum Nursing GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of nursing degree (ADN or BSN) from accredited program with less than 12 months of acute care nursing experience.
  • Current Arizona RN license obtained before start date
  • BLS Certification.

Application Process:

  • Apply to the Nurse Residency Program – New Grad RN position on Summit Healthcare’s website
  • Submit the following documents to complete the application process:
    • Professional resume with cover letter
    • 2 professional letters of recommendation
    • Copy of transcripts (unofficial) upon completion of the nursing program
  • Selected candidates will participate in an interview with the Nurse Managers and Program Coordinator.


  • Retention Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Yearly increases
  • Night shift differential
  • Excellent benefit package
  • Retirement
  • Expansive leave benefits
  • Discounted meals in the cafeteria
  • Wellness discounts for health insurance
  • Gym discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program


Learn More About Summit Healthcare



Victoria Tewalt



Nurse Residency Program Coordinator

Amber Owens



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