Nurse Residency/Nurse Extern Programs

Nurse Residency Program

As your career begins there is so much to do and learn, but truly great opportunities are rare. The new graduate Nurse Residency Program at Memorial Healthcare can put you on the path to achieve your career’s most far reaching goals. Here you will be surrounded by and working with some of the profession’s most passionate and dedicated individuals, helping you along your path.


Graduate Nurse Residency Program

The program is offered twice annually, timed with Winter and Spring graduation, with each segment lasting six months. Please watch our website for opportunities

The residency provides several key components/resources:

• Orientation to medical/surgical, ER, CCU, and PCU
• Monthly education sessions to ensure growth of the resident
• Unit based orientation and educational programs
• Unit based preceptors
• Clinical nurse specialists and clinical educators
• Paid six month Residency
• Additional compensation to assist in student loan repayment

Graduate Nurse Residency Commitment

• Participate in one resident education session per month
• Fulfill all of the professional requirements of the nursing staff on an assigned clinical service
• Adhere to all hospital guidelines
• Develop and utilize mentor relationships to support professional development

The RN Residency Program facilitates a smooth transition from student into the new role of the graduate nurse. We at Memorial Healthcare are committed to providing life-long learning, growth and development of nurses with the aim of advancing the nursing profession and providing a competent work-force to care for our acutely ill patients.

Requirements for Nurse Residency

Recent Nursing School Graduates:  You will be required to answer the following question: “How could admission to our Nurse Residency Program help you contribute to the profession of nursing?” We require transcripts and one (1) letter of recommendation from current and/or former nursing instructors. Thank you for your interest in the Memorial Healthcare Nurse Residency program. Please send documents and any questions to

Nurse Extern Program

During your paid Student Nurse Extern Summer Program experience, you’ll be an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team and work alongside registered nurses at Memorial Healthcare. This experience offers undergraduate nursing students the opportunity to work two 12-hour shifts per week with a registered nurse preceptor during this 10-week program.

Deadline for submission is March 31st. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact



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Patients in the Greater Shiawassee County area and surrounding locations rely on Memorial Healthcare for compassionate care services. Besides the 161-bed facility in Owosso, MI, Memorial Healthcare also has over 25 satellite offices. Contact us today to learn more about our providers or to receive answers to other questions.