Residency Program

Residency Program

Cleveland Clinic's Nurse Residency Program is an innovative competency and simulation-based program that is one year in length. The program supports both new graduate nurses and experienced nurses entering into a new specialty. We honor and respect the experiences each nurse brings; therefore the program is tailored to meet each nurse’s unique clinical and professional development needs.

The Cleveland Clinic 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.

Cleveland Clinic's residency provides an innovative, competency and simulation-based program tailored to meet each nurse’s unique clinical and professional development needs. Each nurse resident receives an individualized experience to grow and develop.

Supporting both new graduate nurses and experienced nurses, the program meets the learner where they are, creating a highly personalized experience.



Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Shadows (APRN)

Cleveland Clinic's Nursing Institute welcomes currently licensed registered nurses to participate in a 2-4 hour shadowing experience with a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or certified registered nurse anesthetist at one of our Main Campus, regional hospitals, or family health center locations. The shadowing experience pairs the shadower with an advanced practice nurse during the normal delivery of care. The student will be able to observe how Cleveland Clinic nurse practitioners deliver world class care to patients and their families, communicate and coordinate with other members of the care delivery team, and expertly navigate the healthcare environment to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

What are the requirements?

  • Shadower must be a currently licensed registered nurse
  • Confidentiality form
  • Shadow must be a high school graduate

How do I apply?

To request an experience please submit an application.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the shadowing experience, please email