Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at UF Health Central Florida is a 12-month program designed to support nursing school graduates as they transition into their first professional nursing role. The program consists of a variety of mentorship, simulation and hands-on clinical experiences that emphasize and develop the skills necessary to become a successful part of the health care team.

Nurse residents will:

  • Develop critical thinking skills with over 80 hours of hands-on practice in a safe environment
  • Receive guidance from professional nurse preceptors
  • Participate in progress evaluations
  • Earn compensation starting on Day 1
  • Be supported and mentored for a full year
  • Participate in multiple cohorts throughout the year

Contact Us

For information about the Nurse Residency Program at UF Health The Villages Hospital, UF Health Leesburg Hospital or the Brownwood Freestanding E.R., please call 352.323.5845 or email

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