GEMS - New Graduate RN Residency Program - March 2022



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Stamford Hospital Main Campus, Stamford, CT

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GEMS (Graduate: Engaged, Mastering, Succeeding)

GEMS is innovative and unlike any other nursing graduate training program in the area! The goal of the GEMS program is to ease new graduate nurses into the patient care environment while providing them with the support they need to succeed in their hired nursing unit.

Stamford Health's GEMS program is a unique 12-month program for new graduate nurses. The program is specifically designed to provide the extra support and education needed for new nursing graduates. It consists of 14 weeks of orientation. The first 2 weeks are in the classroom followed by 12 weeks on the unit with a preceptor. In addition, the program comprises of quarterly debriefing sessions throughout the first year. These sessions provide opportunities for education, support and professional development. At the end of the first year, there is a formal graduation ceremony for these nurses.

Any new RN accepted into the GEMS program is hired as a full-time employee onto a specific unit. 

To learn more about the GEMS program: 

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Program Start Date: March, 2022

Required Skills

GEMS is an extremely competitive residency program. To qualify for participation, candidates must meet all of the below requirements:

  • New graduate RN with less than one year of nursing experience
  • BSN (minimum education requirement)
  • Licensed as a RN in the State of Connecticut prior to the program start date (March, 2022)
  • Passed NCLEX prior to the program start date

If currently employed by Stamford Health, you are required to have completed a Transfer Request Form signed by your current manager. Employees must also be in good standing without any disciplinary actions within the past twelve months prior to program start date.