MyMichigan’s Nurse Residency Will Launch Your RN Career in Emergency Nursing or Critical Care

The leap from nursing school to working in a high acuity unit such as an Emergency Department or Critical Care Unit can be exciting – and perhaps a bit intimidating.

MyMichigan Health’s nurse residency programs can help make the transition to such a nursing career more comfortable and more rewarding. Key elements of the program include a six-month preceptorship, help obtaining relevant certifications and at-your-side support so you are never alone while beginning your career in a fast-paced and sophisticated nursing unit.

Types of Nurse Residencies

MyMichigan Health offers nurse residencies in:

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Obstetrics/Maternal Health
  • Progressive Care

Nurse residencies are paid, entry-level nursing positions. After successful completion of the program, nurses are assigned a registered nurse level position.


  • Graduated from an accredited BSN program
  • Less than 12 months of experience as a registered nurse
  • Successful virtual or in-person interviews
  • Two-year employment commitment

What to Expect

  • MyMichigan’s nurse residencies are six-month programs followed by an additional six months of participation in MyMichigan’s “Transition to Practice” program.
  • Nurse residents are full-time, 36 hour/week nursing positions.
  • In addition to oversight by a preceptor, the program includes classwork, simulation training and an evidence-based practice exercise.
  • Training and certification will include (as appropriate for the specific residency): BLS, PALS, CPI, ACLS, NIMS, Telemetry Measurement and Monitoring certification.
  • Critical Care and Progressive Care Nurse Residents will be assigned to positions at MyMichigan Medical Centers in Alma or Midland.
  • Emergency Department Nursing Residents will be assigned to positions at MyMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Clare, Gladwin or Mt. Pleasant.
  • Obstetrics/Maternal Health Nurse Residents will be assigned to MyMichigan Medical Center Alma.
  • Nurse residents do not practice independently. They do not have assigned patients or a patient load.

How to Apply

  • Contact Tara Neeb, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E., Nurse Residency Program Facilitator at (989) 488-5552 or for more information or questions.
  • Apply online for a Nurse Resident position.
  • Upload or provide by mail additional supporting documentation:
    • Letter of intent
    • Resume
    • Copy of your most recent transcript
    • 1 clinical reference letters
    • 1 personal reference letter