Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center provides an opportunity for new nurse graduates to be supported and integrated into the hospital culture as they transition from student to Registered Nurse.

The program offers an extended preceptorship, as well as multiple seminars that help to assimilate the new Nurse Residents into the hospital ethos, and grow them into capable nurses.

The Nurse Residency seminars are based around critical thinking, professional development, skill development, therapeutic relationships, team building, and energy management. The blending of ongoing mentorship with skill and competency building, fosters a connection to their employment and their peers bridging the gap from student to Registered Nurse.

If you are interested in learning more about our program or would like to meet with the Nurse Residency Program Director, please call Lyndsey Smith at (307) 996-4731 or click here to contact Lyndsey via email.

Program details

The Nurse Residency Program is a year-long program that includes:

  • Paid one-to-one Preceptor-New Graduate orientation experience on the clinical unit you are hired to
  • Specialty training designed for new Registered Nurses in the settings of classroom, skills lab, simulation lab, and sometimes even outdoors
  • Paid Nurse Residency sessions provided by subject matter experts
  • Participation in an evidence-based learning project in which you have the opportunity to better patient care, learn more about your resources, and improve nursing practice within the organization
  • The same medical, dental, vision, retirement, short-term disability (etc.) benefits that are offered to every other CRMC employee
    • To learn more about employee benefits, click here to review our benefit guide.

Program benefits

Cheyenne Regional’s Nurse Residency Program is developed by experts in the Nursing profession.

The program is designed to effectively support new Graduate Nurses as they transition into their first professional roles as Registered Nurses in the acute care or specialty setting. Graduates of this one-year program:

  • Gain clinical autonomy at the point of patient care
  • Are able to incorporate evidence-based practice to advance safe, high-quality nursing.
  • Develop a strengthened commitment to nursing as a career choice
  • Develop inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary professional relationships


As you’re considering the Nurse Residency Program at Cheyenne Regional, we know you have many questions!

To review our helpful FAQ document, click here.

Program expectations

Participants of the Nursing Residency Program must agree to the following expectations:

  1. If I hold my ADN, I shall complete my BSN program within four (4) years from my hire date.
  2. I understand that I need to remain in a full-time status on the same department for a minimum of one (1) year.
  3. I understand that I need to attend 100% of all Nurse Residency Program classes and activities for the duration of the one (1) year residency program.
  4. I will complete one evidence-based project relevant to my current work.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduated, or soon to graduate, from an accredited school of Nursing (BSN, ADN, Diploma, or Accelerated)
  • Less than a year of employment in the position of an RN
  • Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN prior to start date
  • Current unencumbered Compact RN License that covers the state of WY

How to apply

The application for the Nurse Residency Program is currently closed. The application will re-open July 15th, 2024.

Before submitting your application to the Nurse Residency Program, please complete the following steps. Only complete applications that have included the documents below will be considered.

  1. Create a cover letter for your resume that includes the following information
    a. Your name, address, phone number, and email address
    b. Your Nursing Degree Type (ADN, Co-Enrolled in BSN Program, BSN, MSN)
    c. Cumulative Nursing School GPA
    d. What units/departments you are interested in working in (please refer to our FAQ document to see what units hire for this position)
    e. What knowledge set, skill set, and attitudes do you have that would make you a valuable member of your desired areas.
    Please note: If you select ICU, ED, or Women and Children’s as one of your units of interest, be aware that these are highly desired areas with very limited positions.
  2. Collect letters of recommendation from clinical instructors, preceptors, or current supervisors; please limit to 3
  3. Collect a copy of your unofficial transcript
  4. Compile your cover letter, letters of recommendation, resume, and your unofficial transcript into one document in preparation to attach with your application
  5. Complete the online Nurse Residency Application
    a. Visit our “All Open Careers” page here
    c. Scroll down to the “Categories” section and click on “Nursing”
    e. Click on the open position title “RN Nurse Resident”
    f. IMPORTANT! Remember to attach your Resume, Cover Letter, Letters of Recommendation, and Unofficial Transcript

After you apply

After you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email from the organization verifying that your application has been submitted. Please continue to check your email frequently through this process.

Approximately a week after the application has closed, selected candidates will be called to schedule an interview. If you were not selected for an interview, correspondence may be sent via email.

In the event that you are chosen for an interview, you will be sent a confirmation email with the time and date of your interview as well as directions to the location of you interview via email.

If you are selected for a position at CRMC, you will need to take time to read the Nurse Residency Contract before your start date.

Unexpected events and requests

Download the “BSN Extension Request for Previous Nurse Resident” document

Download the “Request for Change of Status to PT or PRN” document

Nurse Residency Advisory Board