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Nursing Education

Nurse Residency Program

Hennepin Healthcare offers a Nurse Residency Program to support all graduate nurses during their transition from student to professional nurse.  Education includes both technical and professional topics.  The Nurse Residency Program does not have a separate application process.  All new graduate nurses hired will be automatically enrolled.

About the Program

About Our Program

The Nurse Residency program is designed to help new graduate nurses transition from an entry-level to a competent, professional nurse who provides excellent patient care. Our program focuses on the development of clinical judgment and critical thinking skills. The program is open to all new graduate nurses hired by the hospital. New cohorts are started each quarter.

Trauma & Critical Care Education Series (TRA-CCS)

The Trauma and Critical Care Series is a monthly, live web-based nursing education series provided by Trauma & Critical Care Services at Hennepin Healthcare.

Improve patient outcomes by disseminating the latest trends in trauma, emergency and critical care to nurses and healthcare providers across the region.

Live 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 7:30 am - 8:30 am in RL.110 at HCMC. The Webcast can be viewed live or via linkage for 4 weeks after the presentation to receive contact hours. Links will be kept open for 6 months for viewing.

Register to have the series sent by email on a monthly or individual session basis sent to your work and/or home email address. A link will be sent the week of presentation to the email address provided.

Send new registration information to Karie Pearce at [email protected] or fax: 612-904-4245 for this option.

Contact Hours:
This activity was designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements for 1.2 contact hours (50 Minutes) of continuing nursing education. Certificates will be sent upon completion of a session evaluation and post-test. The Webcast can be viewed after the live cast for 4 weeks for contact hours which will be provided after submission of the completed speaker evaluation and post-test.

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“I really enjoyed the program overall and felt like it really helped me to grow over the past year. I believe this program is important, especially working at a hospital like HCMC which is unique in the care we provide and the patients that we provide care for.”

What Sets Us Apart?

Level 1 Trauma Center with a variety of nursing specialty areas.  

Nurse residents have opportunities to apply to work in a wide variety of specialty areas such as the Burn Unit, Hyperbaric Medicine, NICU and many others.

Patient Diversity.

Nurse Residents will acquire excellent skills by working with patients from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Entry into resident program.

All Graduate Nurses who are hired at the hospital or clinics are automatically entered into the Nurse Resident program.

About Our Facility

The main HCMC campus is in downtown Minneapolis. Hennepin Healthcare’s Minneapolis campus spans five city blocks and houses in-patient and ambulatory services, our Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and numerous specialty clinics. We provide the full spectrum of care for patients, from primary care to hospitalization through rehabilitation.


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Kim Kleinschmidt, MA, RN, CWON

Nurse Residency Coordinator
[email protected]

Hennepin Healthcare
701 Park Avenue, Mailcode O3
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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