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Nurse Residency Program

The Hendricks Regional Health Nurse Residency Program is for Registered Nurses (RN) with baccalaureate or associate degrees looking to further their careers. It’s a 12-month program designed to help you prepare for the job and includes real-world experience focused on collaborative learning and skill development. 

What Can I Expect?

Over the course of a year, you’ll participate in professional development sessions and eight weeks of hands-on skills by rotating through more than 30 of our departments. These experiences will give you a better foundation of skills and knowledge to prepare you to be a valuable member of a healthcare team. You’ll also:

  • Attend monthly sessions that include interactive case studies, simulations and application-based learning
  • Work together with your cohort on an evidence-based project
  • Be prepared for the evolving world of healthcare through our partnership with Vizient/AACN™

What Are the Application Criteria and How Do I Apply?

To be considered for the program, you must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited nursing program
  • Be licensed as an RN in Indiana
  • Have less than one year of acute hospital experience
  • Be willing to sign a two-year commitment to Hendricks Regional Health

To be admitted, apply for an RN position at Once you accept a job, you’ll automatically be enrolled in the program.

The Benefits of Working at Hendricks

There are so many reasons to be a nurse at Hendricks Regional Health. Our program is partnered with the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™, a model trusted by more than 450 hospitals and health systems around the nation. We’re also an approved provider of continuing nurse education, so you’ll always have the opportunity to improve your skills while learning about the latest and best treatments and techniques. Other benefits of working at Hendricks include:

  • Clinical nurse specialists on-site for support whenever needed
  • Participation in skill rotations without having a patient load
  • Neonate to adult high-fidelity 3G simulation experiences
  • Being part of a health system that’s been granted Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credential Center, designated as a five-star hospital by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services and has received many other accolades

The Importance of Being Accredited

Click here or scan the QR code below to discover why hundreds of nurse leaders choose ANCC's Practice Transition Accreditation Program accreditation for their transition-to-practice programs, and how the proven framework supports nurses with knowledge and confidence. Look for our team in a group photo just before the 1 minute mark!

Want to learn more?

Contact Michele Young, MSN, RN
Call (317) 718-6296