Keck Medicine of USC

The RN Residency Program at Keck Medical Center of USC is offered twice a year: April and September.

Application periods: 

  • April 10, 2023 cohort is from January 9, 2023 to January 23, 2023
  • September 11, 2023 cohort is from June 5, 2023 to June 19, 2023

The Keck Medicine of USC RN Residency Program is an evidence-­based, comprehensive educational and training residency designed to transition newly graduated nurses from student to safe, confident and competent professional practitioners.

The list of specialties covered by our program is extensive and includes:

  • Transplant
  • Oncology
  • Cardiovascular Care (multiple disciplines)
  • MedSurg
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosciences
  • Urology
  • Surgical ICU

Why is the RN Residency Program at Keck the right program for you?

  • One-­to-­One Preceptors
  • Classroom and Skills Lab Education
  • Caring and Committed Mentors
  • Designed for New Graduate Nurses Individualized Rotation and Orientation
  • Self-­care / Support Groups
  • Excellent Teamwork
  • Gradual Novice to Expert Transition

Become part of a nursing community that wants to help each other succeed!

As a RN Resident, you are hired into the facility as a full-­time employee. Upon successful completion of this paid residency, you will be prepared to work as a full-­time, independent professional RN on your unit.

Requirements to Qualify for the New Graduate Nurses Program:

  • Less than one year of acute care hospital-based experience as a licensed RN prior to start
  • A 3.0 nursing GPA or above
  • A 2-year commitment
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing required at the time of application.
  • A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare provider from the American Heart Association
  • An Advanced Cardiac Life Support requirement
  • A Fire and Safety card must be presented upon hire or must be obtained at our facility within the first 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewing before the expiration date.