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TJUH Nurse Residency Program

Jefferson Nurse Emmanuel Nwabougu

The Jefferson Nurse Residency Program, located at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, is designed for new to practice nurses to support their transition from student to professional nurse. The TJUH NRP is designed for new to practice nurses hired at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals & Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. The Jefferson Nurse Residency Program participates in the national Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency ProgramTM Through a partnership with Jefferson College of Nursing, the Jefferson Nurse Residency Program seeks to promote the quality and safety of patient care through nursing excellence by providing support and education to the new-to-practice nurse.

During the first year of practice, new-to-practice nurses’ progress from advanced beginners to competent practitioners through participation in centralized, unit specific precepted orientation and the 12 month Nurse Residency Program. A structured series of learning and work experiences that focus on knowledge application and skill acquisition assist the new nurse into professional nursing practice.

Experienced nurses and interdisciplinary faculty facilitate learning through interactive sessions and case scenarios with special emphasis on:

  • Patient Safety
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking  
  • Leadership  
  • Professional development
  • Evidence-based practice

Participation is required for all new hires that are new to practice. There is not a separate application for this program. Please apply online for appropriate staff nurse positions. 

The Goal of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Nurse Residency Program is to have nurse residents:

  1. Make the transition from advanced beginner nurse toward competent nurse
  2. Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and safety in the healthcare environment
  3. Provide clinical nursing leadership, in conjunction with the interprofessional team, at the point of care
  4. Strengthen commitment to the profession of nursing
  5. Increase engagement in the healthcare organization and profession
  6. Incorporate evidence-based practice to inform decision making at the point of care


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The employee-based nurse residency program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Read the public statement from CCNE.