Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at Munson Healthcare helps new nurses successfully transition from nursing school to nursing practice. This is especially important during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, when experience in the hospital for student nurses was shortened or not available. Residents will develop both personal and professional networks to help them become part of their new community!

The Munson Healthcare Nurse Residency Program is a paid, year-long, extensive clinical orientation and professional development curriculum for new ADN and BSN graduates. Through our partnership with Vizient, our nursing residencies are evidence-based programs recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) that include evidence-based education, simulation, seminars and community outings. The focus is on providing professional support, strengthening practice skills, building confidence, improving performance and encouraging team building, all within a supportive, nurturing atmosphere.

What are the benefits of a Nurse Residency Program?

  • Increases decision-making competence and confidence
  • Improves professional commitment and satisfaction
  • Enables consistent use of evidence-based practices
  • Builds stronger clinical nursing leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Provides individual development plans for the nurse’s new role

Why choose Munson Healthcare for your nurse residency?

  • Proven Program: You’ll have the benefit of the Vizient partnership, a nationally recognized, structured program with local training, seminars, mentors and support in a large, regional referral center.
  • Technology: Munson Healthcare is a cutting-edge healthcare system with sophisticated diagnostic technology such as 3D tomography, advanced stroke, cancer and cardiac care, and the latest robotic technology, stereotactic radiosurgery, and non-invasive surgical procedures. ·
  • Safe Environment: Munson Healthcare is a safe place to work and to receive care.
  • Total Compensation: Competitive wage and an excellent benefits package, including tuition reimbursement for full- and part-time positions. Plus, we’re offering a $10,000 Sign-On Bonus, Early Hire bonus and relocation support to help you make the move.
  • Focus on More than Just Work: You’ll experience the value of team building, developing your professional and personal network and have some fun with other residents outside of the medical center. And northern Michigan is an amazing place to live and work with flexible scheduling and shifts.

Residencies Available Now

We have residencies in many specialty areas, but right now we are looking for nurses to join our Medical-Surgical/Telemetry Residency Program where you will experience working in Cardiac Telemetry, Stroke Telemetry, General Medical, Adult Surgical Care, ED Observation, Medical/Surgical Telemetry, Orthopedics and Oncology.

Cohorts start in February and July each year, but Residents can start work at Munson Medical Center up to six months before the residency begins! 

  • Nurse Residents with start dates between March 1 thru August 31 will be in the July cohort
  • Nurse Residents with start dates between September 1 thru February 28 will be in the February cohort


The Munson Healthcare Nurse Residency Program provides a supportive environment for new nurses to transition into their career and life after college. If you are interested in learning more about any of our residencies, please complete the Nursing Residency Interest Form.

Nursing Residency Interest Form

Complete the form below and a recruiter will contact you within 1-2 business days.