Nurse Residency Program

Your success is in your hands with Guthrie

Are you looking for your first job as a professional registered nurse?

If so, it’s time for you to pursue your residency.

Guthrie’s year long Nurse Residency Program educates and supports newly licensed registered nurses through the transition from student to professional RN. Our Newly Licensed Registered Nurse (NLRN) program will give you the skills and experience to succeed in your nursing profession by providing you the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and debrief on challenges and successes away from the daily hustle and bustle of the floor.

Our Nurse Residents gain a sense of belonging and support from each other, because no matter what school you graduate from, whether nursing is a second career, and what other experience life has given you, there is nothing like the transformation into a successful Registered Nurse. 

Kellsie  

"During the nurse residency program I was able to gain confidence in my skills and abilities as a new nurse. The amount of time for orientation, along with great preceptors, really helped take some fear out of being a RN. Knowing I was a new grad, the precepting nurses would continuously search for learning experiences to help build my skill set and confidence for when I would be 'on my own.' I am thankful that during the residency I have had the time to realize I'm never really on my own at Troy Community Hospital. There is always someone willing to answer a question or lend a hand, and for that I am grateful."

Kellsie Peck, RN
NLRN Student, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.

What you can expect

Throughout the program you will participate in a variety of learning experiences that will include:

  • Two-week comprehensive Nursing Orientation to Guthrie in the classroom/Skills Lab setting
  • Hands-on experience through clinical rotations on various patient care units
    • Opportunities available for up to three clinical rotations (depending on Guthrie entity) with preceptor and unit educator support
  • Continuing Orientation in Nursing (COIN) Program Session every 4-6 weeks during the program held at the Sayre Campus for all NLRNs
    • Combination of simulation/mock activities
    • Interactive learning in the lab
    • Simulation learning/training
    • Evidence-based practices
    • Expert guest presenters
    • Classroom sessions
      • Formal classes such as EKG and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
    • Participate in Linking Evidence and Practice (LEAP)
      • Evidenced- Based Practice group project
        • Time is devoted to LEAP during each COIN session
  • COIN graduation occurs at the end of your first year, where you are joined by the nursing leadership team to celebrate your first year in nursing practice.

The Nurse Residency Program is a 10-and-a-half-month program available in the following four locations:

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital gives you the opportunity to explore three different clinical units over a 12-week period

  • Spend four weeks on three different clinical units
  • Paired with a unit- specific preceptor on each rotation

Two Tracks that allow you to choose unit rotations based on clinical areas of interest with open positions. Each rotation will serve as a live interview and you may interview for one or both tracks.

  • Critical care
    • ICU
    • Intermediate Care
    • ED
    • Prep/Recovery Unit (PRU)
    • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Non-critical care
    • Inpatient Oncology
    • Medical Oncology/Ambulatory Infusion Center
    • Hospitalists/Trauma/Neuro/Ortho
    • Family Med/Internal Med/Peds/Bariatrics
    • Joint Camp
    • Operating Room
    • Behavioral Health
    • First Impressions Birthing Center
    • Cardiovascular Unit
    • Med/Surg
    • Home Care *NEW 2020

Unit selection

  • Attend a welcome dinner to meet unit leaders and preceptors from our hiring unit and learn about each of our units
  • Meet with a Nurse Educator Advisor prior to your start date to review the hiring units for your track 
  • You will select five units and will be assigned to three of them for your rotations.

General Orientation

  • One day of Guthrie System orientation on day 1 (new Guthrie hires only)
  • Seven  days of Nursing Department Orientation with Nurse Residents across the system

Rotations

  • Rotations will begin after completion of General Orientation
  • Near the end of your third rotation, you will meet with your Nurse Educator Advisor again to discuss your experiences on your rotations and rank the units you worked on in your order of preference for hire
    • The clinical units will also rank the NLRNs who rotated their units
      • A matching process occurs
      • You will be notified by Human Resources of the unit you were matched to by the end of your last rotation
  • After the end of your third rotation, you will begin working on the unit you were matched to and complete a unit-specific orientation
    • Length of orientation varies by specialty and individual progress

 

 

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital provides you the opportunity to explore our Med/Surg unit and Emergency Department (ED) over a 12-week period

  • Spend six weeks each on the Med/Surg unit and the ED
  • Paired with a unit specific preceptor on each rotation

Unit selection

  • The unit selection occurs prior to your first day in the program
  • Attend a welcome dinner to meet unit leaders and preceptors from our hiring unit and learn about each of our units

General Orientation

  • One day of Guthrie System orientation (new Guthrie hires only) on the Sayre Campus
  • Nine days of Nursing Department Orientation with Nurse Residents across the system
    • The first day this orientation will be at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, with the other days on the Sayre Campus

Rotations

  • Rotations will begin after completion of General Orientation
  • You will be assigned to the M/S unit or the ED
  • Near the end of the 12 weeks, a matching process occurs
    • Length of orientation varies by specialty and individual progress
  • After the end of these rotations, you will begin working on the unit you were matched to and complete a unit specific orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y.

We hire to our organization and provide you the opportunity to explore our Med/Surg units different clinical units over a 12-week period.

  • Spend six weeks each on 2 West and 2 East
    • 2 West Med/Surg Ortho and Joint Camp patients and General Surgical patients. 
    • 2  East  Medical unit with Stroke Certified Nurses caring for all CVA, TIA and Neuro patients as well as a small Pediatric Population
  • Paired with a unit specific preceptor on each rotation

Unit selection

  • Attend a welcome dinner to meet unit leaders and preceptors from our hiring unit and learn about each of our units

General Orientation

  • One day of Guthrie System orientation (new Guthrie hires only) on the Sayre Campus
  • Nine days of Nursing Department Orientation with Nurse Residents across the system
    • The first day this orientation will be at Guthrie Corning Hospital, with the other days on the Sayre Campus

Rotations

  • Upon completion of this General Orientation, you will begin on either 2 West or 2 East
  • Near the end of the 12 weeks, you will be encouraged to bid on one of the open positions between 2 East, 2 West and the Float Pool.  If you choose to apply for a position in the float pool you will be given extra Orientation time with our LDRP and ICU depts as a Med Surg Float to those areas.
  • After the end of these rotations and you are placed in either 2 East or 2 West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital provides you the opportunity to explore our Med/Surg unit and Emergency Department (ED) over a 12-week period

  • Spend six weeks each on the Med/Surg unit and the ED
  • Paired with a unit specific preceptor on each rotation

Unit selection

  • The unit selection occurs prior to your first day in the program
  • Attend a welcome dinner to meet unit leaders and preceptors from our hiring unit and learn about each of our units

General Orientation

  • One day of Guthrie System orientation (new Guthrie hires only) on the Sayre Campus
  • Nine days of Nursing Department Orientation with Nurse Residents across the system
    • The first day this orientation will be at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, with the other days on the Sayre Campus

Rotations

  • Rotations will begin after completion of General Orientation
  • You will be assigned to the M/S unit or the ED
  • Near the end of the 12 weeks, a matching process occurs
    • Length of orientation varies by specialty and individual progress
  • After the end of these rotations, you will begin working on the unit you were matched to and complete a unit specific orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center

GCMC Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program

  • We hire to our organization and provide you the opportunity to explore three different clinical units over a 12-week period
    • Spend four weeks on three different clinical units
    • Paired with a unit specific preceptor on each rotation
  • All NLRNs rotate through one of the Med/Surg/Tele units but will be able to choose two additional specialty units to rotate through (based on available positions in that unit)
  • Unit selection occurs prior to your first day in the program
    • Attend a “Welcome Dinner” to meet unit leaders and preceptors from our hiring unit and learn about each of our units
    • Meet with a Nurse Educator Advisor prior to your start date to review the hiring units for your track
  • Once the big day arrives, the program begins with a General Orientation
    • One day of Guthrie General orientation (new hires only)
    • Seven days of clinical orientation with one day travel to Robert Packard Hospital
    • EPIC training
  • Upon completion of this General Clinical Orientation, you will begin your first rotation
  • Midway through your third rotation, you will meet with your Nurse Educator Advisor again to discuss your experiences on your rotations and rank the units you worked on in your order of preference for hire
    • The clinical units will also rank the NLRNs who rotated to their units
    • A matching process occurs
    • You will be notified of the unit you were matched to by the end of your last rotation
  • After the end of your third rotation, you will begin working on the unit you were matched to and complete a unit specific orientation
    • Length of orientation varies by specialty and individual progress

During your first year, you will participate in the COIN program.  Most sessions take place in Sayre, PA, although select sessions will be held at the Cortland Campus