Become a Buckeye Nurse

Our well-rounded nurse residency program enhances your undergraduate training for a smooth transition to practice. As a Buckeye nurse, you’ll learn and grow alongside a small cohort of peers. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center nurse residency program is accredited with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In less than 12 months, the program provides nurses with the experience to support the transition from new graduate to professional nurse, emphasizing the development of critical thinking skills related to clinical practice and safe patient care. The program seeks to develop new nurses as leaders and productive health care team members as they advance from novice to competent nurses.

The Buckeye Nurse Residency Program includes:

  • Unit precepted experience
  • Nine seminars (every other week for two months, then monthly for five months)
  • Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Dealing With Difficult Patients
  • Professional Development
  • Failure to Rescue
  • Skill Development and Simulation
  • Patient Safety Strategies

We strive to help the residents achieve the following goals:

  • Increase confidence and competence
  • Incorporate evidence-based practices into professional roles
  • Develop clinical leadership skills
  • Promote professional development
Buckeye nurses talk about Ohio State’s residency program, what brought them to Ohio State and why they love working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
More about the Buckeye Nurse Residency Program

More about the Buckeye Nurse Residency Program

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