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Nursing Residency Program

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

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Care New England Residency Program for New Graduate Home Health and Hospice Nurses is an exciting opportunity for motivated individuals who are passionate about community-based or hospice nursing.

The VNA of Care New England has been dedicated to providing home-based care for Rhode Islanders since 1908. As this commitment continues to grow, this one-year nurse residency program was 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. It will ensure new nurses are ready to be independent, safe clinicians.

Contact Information

Nursing Residency Program
VNA of Care New England
51 Health Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 921-5787
E: mmoy@carene.org

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

Residency Overview

Residents spend one year in length with a dedicated preceptor. Initially, the preceptor exposes new graduates to home care through 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 are integral in making the transition from new graduate to competent nurse. Nurse residents have the option for further training in palliative and hospice care upon completion of the residency.

The Residency Program for New Graduate Home Health and Hospice Nurses targets recent graduates with less than one year of nursing experience who are preferably bachelor’s prepared and have passed the RN NCLEX exam. 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.

Nurse Residency Program Breakdown

Phase I (0 to 3 Months)
Focus on orienting to the agency and care of the home care patient.
Phase II (4 to 6 Months)
Focus on managing a caseload as a team.
Phase III (7 to 12 Months)
Focus on becoming independent case managers and developing professionally.

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

  • Wound and ostomy care
  • Chronic illness management
  • Safe patient handling
  • Diabetes education
  • Integrated care management
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Palliative care
  • End of life discussions
  • Hospice

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) 921-5787 or mmoy@carene.org 

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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.