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New Graduate Nurse Residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center

The supportive structure of the RN Residency give the new nurses opportunities to voice their concerns, struggles and triumphs as they transition into nursing practice. This is their time to share, problem solve and bond with each other. . . Johanna Lemke, BSN, MA, RN-BC, Manager, Manager

The RN Residency encourages us to “pay it forward.” As we move through the continuum of being novices to being experts we are able give back, especially as preceptors. Being an RN Resident instills in you a sense of pride in the hospital and in the program… Betsy Bahr BSN, RN, Nurse Clinician III, Former Resident

A Place to Grow: Supporting New Graduate RNs

To take care of acutely ill and injured patients in today’s increasingly complex technological environment, new graduate nurses need extended clinical experiences with appropriate support systems to transition from nursing student to professional nurse.

At Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, we understand the needs of new nursing graduates entering into the profession. To meet those needs, our nurse residency program provides specific tools and clinical learning experiences to help new graduates become successful nurses in the acute care environment. Through a partnership with University HealthSystems Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (UCH/ACCN), AIMMC is able to offer an RN Residency program in order to facilitate a more successful transition into practice.

Our new graduate nurses are hired into positions and complete their orientation with the added support of being in a cohort of peers for the first year of hire, even after transitioning to be a fully independent nurse. Our nurse residents are paid associates with benefits.

This program offers new graduates:

  • Extended clinical experience under the guidance of one-on-one preceptors, with dedicated mentors, supportive discussion groups, individualized rotations and more!
  • Exposure to the latest patient care technologies
  • Clinical and learning experiences with 90 percent time spent in a clinical setting
  • Monthly seminar days dedicated to enhanced learning and professional development with topics such as Advanced Assessment, Resource Utilization, Ethics and Cultural Care, Evidence Based Practice and Research, and Professional Development
  • A choice of specialty areas based upon current organizational and nursing needs
  • Comprehensive benefits program

Please visit our website in September for information on the February 2015 cohort.

Questions? Take a look at our FAQ page: FAQ


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