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Nursing - New Graduate Residency Program

About Loyola: 
Loyola Medicine is a regional, academic health system based in Chicago’s western suburbs and a member of Trinity Health, one of nation’s largest Catholic health systems. Our system includes Loyola University Medical Center, a nationally ranked academic medical center with 547 licensed beds in Maywood; Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a 254-bed community hospital in Melrose Park; MacNeal Hospital, a 374-bed community hospital in Berwyn.

About our Program: 
Our new graduate nursing residency is a 12-month, cohort-based, program for nurses with under 12 months nursing experience. The program uses evidence-based criteria to create a framework for helping new nurses develop the knowledge, skills and competency to be successful in practice. It provides the foundation for professional development for nurses early in their career. Nurses who successfully complete transition to practice/residency program have a higher likelihood of being satisfied with their work and the contributions they make to patient care. Our program provides a great foundation for a long nursing career as a Loyola Medicine Nurse.

Program Highlights: 
  • Monthly classes with evidence-based content
  • Hands-on skills lab and specialty classes
  • Ongoing leadership support
  • Completion of a group evidence-based practice project and professional portfolio
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Opportunities in specialty areas are available

MacNeal Hospital RN Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission  on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

Our Core Values: 
Reverence | Commitment to Those Who are Poor Safety | Justice | Stewardship | Integrity