Nursing Residency Program

Going above and beyond to meet the physical, mental, and emotional needs of our patients.

The VNA) of Care New England has provided home-based care for Rhode Islanders since 1908. As this commitment continues to grow, the VNA established an evidenced based nurse residency program in 2016. Nurse Residency Programs were created to enhance the quality of nurses entering home care and, therefore, improve the care our patients receive. By pairing new nurse residents with an experienced mentor, they receive the support and guidance needed to meet the challenges of the first year in practice. The program ensures new nurses are ready to be self-directed, confident and safe clinicians.

Contact Information

Nursing Residency Program
VNA of Care New England
51 Health Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 921-5787

For additional questions, please contact Marilyn Moy, BSN, RN, MSW, CCM nurse residency manager, VNA of Care New England, at (401) 921-5787 or  

Residency Overview

Residents spend the duration of the residency with a dedicated preceptor. Initially, the preceptor exposes new graduates to home care through structured education and supervised visits, providing ongoing support and mentorship as participants progress through the residency. The typical day of a nurse resident consists of morning report, planned education, patient visits, and visit debriefing.


The combination of practical application, educational opportunities, and peer support, promote the development of competency and role transition to enhance the professional development of a new graduate nurse entering home care practice.

Nurse residents have the option for further training in palliative and hospice care upon completion of the residency.

Applicants must be willing to work full-time and be independent, critical thinkers. At the VNA, our nurses use a holistic approach to address the challenges faced by Rhode Islanders today. A love of community health is a must for working in this field. This is an exciting opportunity for motivated new nurses who are passionate about skilled home care and/or hospice.

Nurse Residency Program Breakdown

LPN Residency
  • Highly structured 6-month program intended for the LPN with less than 8 months of clinical experience

  • Success in passing the LPN NCLEX exam

RN Residency
  • 12-month program intended for the RN (preferably bachelor’s prepared) with less than 12 months of clinical experience

  • Success in passing the RN NCLEX exam

The curriculum is threaded throughout all phases of the residency program and includes topics such as:

  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Case Management and Skills Development
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Care Planning
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Home Safety Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Leadership Skills Development
  • Medication Management
  • Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Patient Self-management and Education
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Wound and Ostomy care

How to Apply

If you are highly motivated and have an interest in working in the community, we encourage you to apply for the VNA of Care New England's Residency Program. Eligible candidates must submit an online application by clicking the link below. The position is listed under 'VNA-Admin Clinical Ops: New Graduate, Home Care Nurse Residency'.

For additional questions, please contact Marilyn Moy, BSN, RN, MSW, CCM nurse residency manager, VNA of Care New England, at (401) 921-7587 or 

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Required documents to be uploaded with your online application
  • Personal statement that describes:
    • Why you want to be a home health nurse. 
    • What qualities you possess that will make you a good home health nurse. 
  • Resume with clinical information and experience. 
  • Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a clinical instructor. 
  • Educational transcripts (unofficial). 
  • Nursing license or proof of appointment for NCLEX.