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 have developed an Oncology Nurse Residency Program.

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This program equips novice nurses to:

  • Develop ability in clinical decision-making 
  • Expand capacity for critical thinking 
  • Develop clinical autonomy in patient care 
  • Incorporate research-based evidence into practice 
  • Strengthen commitment to oncology nursing through the promotion of professional growth

As a new graduate RN in the Oncology Nurse Residency Program, you will participate in an established, evidence-based one-year program that is designed to provide the necessary support while you continue to gain knowledge. You will spend precepted experience on the clinical unit of hire following a tiered skills orientation model. Competency attainment with an assigned preceptor is typically completed in 12 to 16 weeks.

Professional Topics

  • Prioritization and Time Management 
  • Authentic Dialogue / Communication
  • Stress Reduction and Self-Care 
  • Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Professional Development

Clinical Topics

  • Patient and Family-Centered Care
  • Patient Assessment and Documentation 
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Chemotherapy Theory and Practice 
  • Oncology Symptom Management  

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 six months of experience as a Registered Nurse.

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

  • Resume with clinical information
  • Letter of intent (cover letter with the 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)

Hiring Units

  • Inpatient Units - medical-oncology (3S, 4N, 5N) surgical-oncology (3N, 4S, 5S), BMT (3W/4W) and cellular immunotherapy 3C
  • Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit
  • Urgent Care
  • Float Pool
  • Ambulatory (clinics, radiation oncology, and infusion centers) 

At Moffitt Cancer Center, the 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.

Learn about our Ambulatory Care Oncology Nurse Residency Program.