Questions and Answers about Torrance Memorial’s RN Residency

Updated 2-20-2021

When does your next New Graduate RN Residency start?
Our next residency could begin sometime in the Summer 2021. Please check the web site periodically for updates.

How do I apply for a New Graduate RN position?
We are closed for new graduate applications at this time. Shortly before the cohort starts, we will post positions and more information about the interview process. All new grads who are hired are enrolled into the residency. By the start of the cohort, a completed BSN (or MSN) and CA RN licensure are required.

What will Torrance Memorial’s RN Residency do for me?
Our residency is a great way to safely transition from the role of student nurse to professional nurse. We are accredited by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center as a Practice Transition Accreditation Program which is the standard for residency programs. During the 24-week, full-time paid residency you receive classes, one-to-one precepted clinical time, observation time on related units, and group support meetings - all of which help you in your new career. Our residency will give you confidence, competence, and good friendships, too!

What else should I know about Torrance Memorial?
Torrance Memorial is an excellent place to work with friendly, talented, and dedicated staff who support new grads. We have high retention rates of both experienced RNs and new grad RNs. We maintain a healthy work environment and have implemented even more employee support options since the start of the pandemic. Our Lundquist Tower is beautiful and modern. Since 2011, we have been Magnet accredited and are currently undergoing our third designation. We are an independent, locally governed medical center. Mary Wright, our Sr. VP of Patient Services/CNO, Shanna Hall, VP of Nursing, and the other members of Torrance Memorial’s Senior Leadership team truly value the residency. We love our new grads and see the 24-week residency as a valuable investment in our future, helping us to maintain positive patient outcomes and safety. You will quickly feel a caring atmosphere here and realize that at Torrance Memorial, you are a part of something bigger!

Do you have any suggestions for a New Grad’s job search?
We encourage new grads to keep an open mind to various employment opportunities. Joining professional nursing organizations is a good way to network as is volunteering. Now might be a good time to pursue your BSN or MSN. We wish you the best of luck and health.

Thank you for your interest in Torrance Memorial Medical Center.