Nurse Residency Program

 Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™

What is the Nurse Residency Program?

We have partnered with the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ to provide resources to help our new nurses gain confidence and increase competence during this 12-month program. Built on evidence-based curriculum developed by experts from academic medical centers and nursing schools across the country, the program focuses on three critical areas: leadership, patient outcomes, and the professional role. This extensive one-year program features a series of learning and hands-on work experience that develops the clinical leadership skills necessary to become a successful member of the health care team. The program is a formal, structured program for newly licensed nurses. Each resident will participate in a monthly education experience that may include classroom, simulation, or other types of learning.

Program Objective and Emphasis

The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ emphasizes critical thinking skills, incorporates research-based practice, patient safety, and professional development. The program prepares nursing graduates to:

  • Develop clinical nursing leadership at point of care
  • Improve patient safety and quality of care
  • Foster critical thinking skills
  • Bring evidence-based practice to the bedside
  • Strengthen the commitment to the profession of nursing and develop individual career goals
  • Facilitate clinical and leadership skills necessary to be a successful member of the health care team

Admission to the Program:

There is no separate application to the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program. ™ Every newly licensed nurse with less than one-year experience will be enrolled based on hire date. We look forward to providing you the support and encouragement you need as you transition into the nurse you have always wanted to be. For more information contact Megan Moore, Clinical Nurse Educator at 918-421-6956 or

MRHC Foundation
Employee Growth and Development Scholarship Application

The Employee Growth and Development Scholarship is designed for MRHC employees who are looking to further their career in healthcare. This scholarship is for both clinical and non-clinical career paths. Download the application at the link below. Once completed, email your application to