Nurse Residents


UC Davis’ New Graduate Nurse Residency Program (NGNRP) was established in January 2012 to increase the expertise of the nursing workforce, positively impact patient outcomes, increase nurse retention rate, and strengthen the nurse resident's commitment to the nursing profession.

This one-year program is designed to help new graduate nurses transition into their clinical roles and instill confidence by supporting nurse residents’ specialized needs. The NGNRP utilizes Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™ curriculum, which includes carefully designed classes and teaching methods to support clinical skill development, improve critical thinking, enhance professional growth, and promote evidence-based practice. Through this series of learning and working experiences, the NGNRP aids new graduates in successfully transitioning from student to confident professional in their chosen nursing career path.

UC Davis New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. UC Davis New Graduate Nurse Residency Program at UC Davis Health is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).


ANCC Accredited with Distinction PTAPKimiko McCulloch, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., C.I.C.
Professional Development Specialist

Alicia Vasey, M.S.N., R.N., N.P.D.,-B.C., C.C.R.N. 
Professional Development Specialist