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New Grad Programs

The best beginning a career can have.

Our New Grad programs are designed to help you build the most solid foundation your career can have. The things you learn and do here now will impact not just your clinical abilities, but your professional opportunities for many years to come.

"I felt really lucky when I got hired here at Stanford. It has such a great reputation, and really when I started working here, I learned that it lives up to that reputation."

— Elisa C. Clinical Nurse II, D1/CCU

The Pharmacy Residency Program

Your new pharmacy career deserves true mentorship and growth potential. Discover the next steps in a winning career with our Pharmacy Practice Residency. This one-year post-graduate training program offers an environment to gain professional competence, expand your clinical knowledge, and develop a philosophy of pharmacy practice. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS). The residency program offers you in-depth instruction to help you:

  • Provide optimal clinical and operational pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple practice settings
  • Function as an effective member of health care teams
  • Educate health care professionals, students, patients and the community
  • Ensure appropriate medication use and safety
  • Enhance written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate time management and problem solving skills
  • Become a leader within the profession

Programs Include:

  • PGY1: A 12-month program that allows residents to practice in multiple acute care settings and our ambulatory care clinics. In addition to clinical services, your responsibilities will be to serve as a preceptor to pharmacy students completing their clinical clerkships.
  • Two specialty PGY2 residencies:
  • Oncology/Hematology — A 12-month training program that offers extensive hematology and oncology experiences at Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is ranked within the top 10 in the nation.
  • Critical Care — A 12-month program that focuses on two medical surgical units having a combined-bed total of 58. Participants in the program will also have the chance to explore other areas of interest through our on- and off-site electives.

Education Requirements

Participation in our Pharmacy Practice Residency program requires a Pharm.D degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited college or pharmacy, and California Pharmacy Intern license. Our philosophy of residency training is to offer practical experiences in diverse, multidisciplinary environments that span the continuum of pharmaceutical care. Visit the Pharmacy Residency Program webpage for a full description of the program.

The Stanford Health Care RN Residency Program

Your nursing career deserves to be the best it can be. To foster your growing talents, we invite you to consider the Stanford Health Care RN Residency Program. Designed for new graduates, this is a comprehensive training program for new RNs.

Please Note — Stanford Hospital provides adult care, not pediatrics, maternity or labor and delivery. We do not place new grads in the Emergency Department or the ICU.

Requirements include:

  • Commitment to the one-year Stanford Health Care New Graduate Nurse Residency Program with no foreseeable break in service.
  • Must be a graduate from a BSN or MSN program, accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), official graduation transcript date no greater than 18 months from cohort hire date of March 30, 2020 (No online nursing programs).
  • Must have a current California RN license by Friday, February 14, 2020.
  • Must have no more than an accumulative 6 months of paid RN work experience.
  • Must have proof of valid BLS and ACLS certifications from the American Heart Association, in accordance with the job description requirements, by no later than Friday, February 14, 2020.
  • Online applications will be accepted from Friday, November 22, 2019 until Friday, December 6, 2019 by 3:00 pm. Applicants who miss the deadline will be encouraged to apply for the next co-hort planned for the Summer of 2020.
  • In addition to the application, two letters of recommendation (on school letterhead) from nursing school faculty who supervised your clinical rotations are required, along with a resume with your clinical rotations (hospital, unit and number of hours spent in that rotation) and your most recent transcript. All documents must be in Word or PDF.


How do I submit my documents? Once you submit the application on our website using req #54263 the next screen allows you to upload your documents. Be sure all documents are in Word or PDF.

Can I submit a letter of recommendation from a preceptor? No, you must submit two letters of recommendation (on school letterhead) from your nursing school faculty who supervised your clinical rotations.