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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 (AACN or CCNE) BSN program
  • Have a Florida RN license by the date of their panel interview
  • Fulfill a three-year agreement in 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
  • Self-learning computer modules

Expectation of Horizon Program Participants

  • Obtain a certification within two years
  • Become an IV champion
  • 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 times a year, in March, July, and November.

Applications are available at


  • Applications for the March 11, 2019 hire date should be submitted by January 13-22, 2019
  • Applications for the July 15, 2019 hire date should be submitted by May 12-21, 2019
  • Applications for the November 4, 2019 hire date should be submitted by September 8-17, 2019
For more information

Please contact Christina Mellon, the Horizon Program Manager, for further information at