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Nursing at Queen’s

The Queen’s Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Hawaii to achieve Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet recognizes excellence in nursing and is their highest institutional honor for hospital excellence.

Queen’s provides a 12-month Nurse Residency Program to support and educate new graduate nurses as they transition to their professional nursing role in an acute care hospital setting.

The Queen’s Nurse Residency Program is offered three times a year: Winter (Jan/Feb), Summer (May/June) and Fall (Sept/Oct). Job openings will be available two months prior to the start of the program. Qualified candidates must have at the time of application:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse, State of Hawaii

The objectives of this program are that graduates:

  • Gain clinical autonomy at the point of patient care
  • Incorporate research-based evidence into their practices to advance safe, high-quality nursing
  • Strengthen their commitment to nursing as a career choice

Through the Hawaii State Center for Nursing collaborative, the Queen’s Nurse Residency Program is part of the University Health System Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Nurse Residency Program.

Our evidence-based curriculum covers a wide span of topics including:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Interdisciplinary Simulation Experience
  • Ethical Issues
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Dealing with Death and Dying

This curriculum is offered via monthly seminars utilizing a variety of learning opportunities, such as simulation, case studies, reflective practice, group discussion and lectures.

Master’s prepared nurses from The Queen’s Medical Center serve in the role of Resident Facilitators to mentor and coach the new graduates as they progress through the program.

Please contact Human Resources at 808-691-4627 for more information.