Nurse Residency Program

One-year Nurse Residency Program for new graduate nurses

About Our Program

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The Nurse Residency program is designed to help new graduate nurses transition from an entry level to a competent, professional nurse who provides excellent patient care. Our program focuses on the development of clinical judgement and critical thinking skills. The Nurse Residency program at HCMC is open to all new graduate nurses hired by the hospital. Therefore, at HCMC, you apply for a job, not a program. New cohorts are started as often as necessary.

What sets us apart

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  • Level 1 Trauma Center with variety of nursing specialty areas.  Nurse residents have opportunities to apply to work in a wide variety of specialty areas such as the Burn Unit, Hyperbaric Medicine, NICU and many others.
  • Patient Diversity.  Nurse Residents will work with patients from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • All Graduate Nurses who are hired at the hospital or clinics are automatically entered into the Nurse Resident program.

About Our Facility

The main HCMC campus in downtown Minneapolis. HCMC’s Minneapolis facility spans five city blocks and houses in-patient and ambulatory services, our Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and numerous specialty clinics. We provide the full spectrum of care for patients, from primary care to hospitalization through rehabilitation.


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Kim Kleinschmidt, MA, RN, CWON

Nurse Residency Coordinator
Phone: 612-873-2571

Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Avenue, Mailcode O3
Minneapolis, MN 55415