Careers for RN Graduates

The Stamford Hospital GEMS Program is now accepting applications for our Summer 2024 GEMS class. If interested and qualified, search for "GEMS" under our Careers page.

Stamford Hospital GEMS (Graduates: Engaged, Mastering, Succeeding) Nurse Residency Program

Stamford Hospital GEMS Nurse Residency Program is nationally accredited with distinction by ANCC PTAP. It is an innovative nurse residency program, unlike any in the area! The goal of the GEMS program is to ease new graduate nurses into the patient care environment while providing them with the support they need to succeed as they transition into the role of a professional nurse.

The GEMS program is 12-months long and is specifically designed to provide the extra support and education needed for new nursing graduates. It consists of 14-18 weeks of orientation. Typically, the first 2 weeks are in the classroom followed by 12-16 weeks on the clinical unit with a preceptor. In addition, the program comprises of regularly scheduled debriefing sessions throughout the first year. These sessions provide opportunities for education, support and professional development. At the end of the first year, there is a formal graduation ceremony and all nurses who complete the program requirements are awarded a completion certificate.

Any new RN accepted into the GEMS program is hired as a full-time employee onto a specific unit.

For those interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Sofia Iannuzzi at [email protected] or 203.276.5901.

Now Accepting GEMS Applications

We are now accepting applications for all GEMS classes. If interested and qualified, search for "GEMS" under our Careers page. 
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GEMS Program Requirements

The GEMS program is an extremely competitive program. To qualify for participation in the GEMS program, you must:

  • Be a new graduate RN with less than one year of experience
  • Meet the minimum education requirement of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited program. BSN highly preferred.
  • Have a current, unencumbered license as an RN in the state of Connecticut prior to the program start date
  • Have completed a Transfer Request Form signed by a current manager if you are employed by Stamford Health
  • Please note that employees must be in good standing without any disciplinary actions within the past twelve months prior to the program start date.

Please note, you may apply and interview for the GEMS program without having a CT RN license as long as a CT RN license is achieved prior to the program start date. If you are unable to obtain your CT RN license prior to this timeframe, you will be eligible for the next round of GEMS.

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