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Horizon Nurse Residency Program

Accredited with distinctionThe Horizon Nurse Residency (Horizon) Program is an ANCC accredited, evidence-based nurse residency program. It’s designed to guide new graduate nurses by bridging the divide between nursing education and nursing practice. The program offers training within hospital units including the ICU setting, hematology-oncology, Emergency Department, and the ICU Float Pool, with the duration varying by unit of hire.

Candidate Requirements

  • Be graduates of an accredited (ACEN or CCNE) BSN program
  • Have a Florida RN license by the date of their panel interview
  • Fulfill a two-year agreement in the unit for which they are hired, and three years within the organization

Training Styles

The Horizon Nurse Residency Program focuses on several learning styles which include:

  • Didactic classes
  • Skills training
  • Simulation labs
  • Unit-specific training with a preceptor
  • Performance demonstration
  • Self-learning computer modules

Expectation of Horizon Program Participants

  • Obtain a certification within two years
  • Author or co-author an evidence-based project or poster presentation
  • Participate in a unit and/or hospital- wide committee

Photos of Horizon students during the program:


The Horizon Program selects nurse residents three
around spring, summer and/or fall.

Applications are available at:

Applications and Deadlines

  • Applications for the March 11, 2024 start date should be submitted by January 2-19, 2024.
  • Applications for the July 15, 2024 start date should be submitted by May 6-May 19, 2024.
  • Applications for the November 11, 2024 start date should be submitted by August 19-September 1, 2024.
For more information

Please contact Christina Llanez, Nursing Excellence Manager & Magnet/Horizon Program Director.