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Nurse Residency Program (Post-Baccalaureate)

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, participates in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program.



The UHC/AACN Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - recognized as an exemplary program by the Magnet® Commission - is part of a national initiative developed by leaders in the nursing profession across the country.


This prestigious 12-month program is designed to help nurses move confidently into practice following graduation from a baccalaureate program.


As a nurse resident, you'll work through a series of learning and work experiences as you transition into your first professional nursing position in a University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics acute care setting.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education



The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' post-baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program was accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2012.


Through this rigorous process, UW Hospital and Clinics has demonstrated that it meets national standards for its program to support new nurses during their first year of practice.


There are currently 25 accredited Nurse Residency Programs in the United States.


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Residency Comments

  • “I have been very happy with the residency program. It has relieved the great anxiety of coming from a theory-based BSN program.”
  • “I am a better nurse because of the residency program. I love my job and attribute that in part to this program.”
  • “I feel this position would have been overwhelming had I not had the residency program to help me.”