A better way to transition from the classroom to a clinical setting

Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency ProgramWillis-Knighton’s Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ offers you an option for a smoother transition into your first professional nursing role. Gain evidence-based learning and work experiences focused on leadership, patient outcomes and professionalism.

From the first day to the end of the 12-month curriculum, the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ helps you lay a solid foundation for your career and future advancement. Training based on leadership as well as preceptor and mentor relationships is uniquely designed to ease the move from the classroom to the hospital and assures continued support from a community of professionals.

Benefits of Residency versus Standard Orientation

Typical Nursing Orientation Nurse Residency Program
General overview Specific focus on transition from school to profession
Focuses on skills needed in a specific clinical area Focuses on developing as a professional with a solid foundation of evidence-based practice and a broader focus, including relationship building, performance improvement, leadership skills and stress management.


If you have questions about the application process or the program, contact the Nurse Residency Coordinator:

Denise Jones, DNP, RN, CCRN-K
(318) 212-8421