Ambulatory Care Oncology Nurse Residency Program


At Moffitt Cancer Center, we recognize the importance of a smooth transition from nursing student to practicing clinician. Our goal for our newly licensed registered nurses is to provide an environment that prepares them to function safely, accurately, and compassionately. To facilitate the transition and to promote the adoption of oncology as a specialty practice, we offer an Ambulatory Care Oncology Nurse Residency Program.

The Ambulatory Nurse Residency Program (NRP) is a year-long program to support the transition of new graduate nurses into professional practice. Ambulatory RNs work within an interdisciplinary team during all stages of patient care: wellness, prevention, acute/chronic illness to end-of-life. Ambulatory Nursing responsibilities include telephone triage and growing telehealth opportunities, administering vaccines, treatments, medical tests, patient/family education and assuring a plan of care for patients. A high degree of independence and critical thinking are crucial to the role.

Here are some of the components of the ambulatory program:

  • Attend monthly ambulatory NRP classes with your cohort
  • Engage in simulation and reflective practice to share collective clinical experiences
  • Learn about resources to support your nursing practice in the ambulatory setting
  • Participate in a telephone triage and ambulatory nursing course
  • Complete an evidence-based practice project 

Newly licensed nurses complete a 16-week clinical orientation rotating through four ambulatory areas. While in each clinical area, nurse residents are assigned to work with a preceptor. Upon completion of the 16-week rotation and based on openings and best fit for both the nurse resident and clinical area, the nurse resident is matched to an area.

Applications are accepted and residents are hired and start year-round!

The Residency Program cohort start dates are February, May, August and November. Applicants will be considered for the next available cohort. Please apply early to ensure that you will have more choices for available units. An ATT Sit Pass is required to start. You do not need your RN license to begin working and may work in a Graduate Nurse status. You will have 90 days to pass your NCLEX and attain your RN license.

We encourage you to apply for your Sit Pass promptly upon graduation. Our nurse resident spaces fill up quickly! If selected, you will receive a phone call screening interview. Upon successful completion of a phone screen, face-to-face interviews will be conducted with members of Human Resources and hiring managers of the nursing units. If you are unsure which unit to apply for, please apply to only one "Nurse Resident Position." You will be considered for all hiring units.

Requirements: Graduate from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing baccalaureate program (BSN) and less than one year experience as a Registered Nurse.

Eligible candidates must submit an online application to the position titled "Nurse Resident." Also, be sure to have the required documentation:

  • Resume with clinical information
  • Letter of intent (cover letter with intention to work at Moffitt and to be a part of the Program)
  • One recommendation letter from a clinical instructor or direct supervisor (if working in a clinical setting)

At Moffitt Cancer Center, the Ambulatory Care Oncology Nurse Residency Program is evidence of our ongoing commitment to the nursing profession and the newest members of our team!

For further questions, please feel free to reach out to Nurse Resident Program Manager, JoEllen Warnke at joellen.warnke@moffitt.org.