New Graduate Nursing Residency

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Pediatric Home Nursing Training

MGA Homecare is committed to providing the best client care and this New Graduate Nursing Residency will ensure the care is provided by high acuity competent nurses regardless of a graduate’s prior experience. MGA Homecare will provide nurses an opportunity to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the critical thinking, procedures, and skills required to care for a complex home health patient.

  • Pediatric Focused & Centered Care
  • Client Specific Training including but not limited to Enteral Feedings; Tracheostomy Care; and Ventilator Management
  • Partnership & Collaboration with Nursing Peers.


*Available in Scottsdale Location.

Phase 1

Classroom Education

Combination of classroom setting instruction and hands-on skills training

Phase 2

Field Training

Up to 100 hours of clinical preceptorship

Phase 3

Integration into MGA

One-on-one client care with a designated clinical mentor

Join MGA’s New Grad Program

Frequently Asked Questions

A new graduate nurse is a nurse with an active nursing license and with less than 12 months clinical work experience as a nurse. New graduates with less than 6 months must proceed to the new graduate nursing residency for employment. If the new graduate has more than 6 months but less than 12 months of experience, the residency is optional.
The new graduate nursing residency is a year-long residency divided into 3 phases for new graduate RNs and LPNs. The goal of the residency is to produce competent and skilled clinicians versed in high acuity care, regardless of prior experience. This residency explores a combination of classroom setting instruction, hands-on skills training in simulation lab, and preceptorship with a nursing mentor in the home setting before beginning one-on-one client care.
The new graduate nursing residency length is 1 year. Depending on the length of commitment will depend on which sign-on bonus the nurse chose with the offer letter prior to beginning the residency. The first option is a sign-on commitment of 2 years. The second option is a sign-on commitment of 1 year. The pay rates and sign-on/retention bonuses will vary between each option.
Each month MGA will host a new cohort of new graduate nurses.
The ideal cohort size would be 4-8 nurses. This size allows for the nurses to build team comradery with trust, appreciation, respect through critical thinking and simulation exercises.
Yes, nurses will be scheduled for full-time hours with an expectation of 30 hours minimum per week.
  • Phase 1 is designed to a 10-day schedule of classroom education, simulation instruction and application, critical thinking, and emergency management of home care nursing skills.
  • Phase 2 is constructed into field preceptorship where the nurse will observe, assist, and
    perform nursing skills in the home settings with an MGA preceptor.
  • Phase 3 will integrate the new grad nurse into the MGA field while working one-on-one with an MGA client and continued mentorship with an MGA program manager.
Each nurse will be trained to work with high acuity cases—clients with enteral tubes, clients with tracheostomy tubes, and ventilator-dependent clients.
If a nurse is absent, remote learning from personal or MGA device may be offered for classroom education and simulation instruction only. Any hands-on simulation lab time missed can be made up during the 8th or 9th day of the residency.
If a clinician is unable to complete the classroom education and simulation lab skills during the established schedule of Phase 1, the clinician’s Phase 2 will be delayed. The program manager and clinician will be scheduled times to complete the missed classroom education, simulation instruction and skill competencies. Phase 2 will begin for the clinician after the completion of the classroom education, simulation of lab skills, and written examination.
Yes, each clinician has the option to expand their acuity level training by choosing to learn specialized skills, like infusion and/or wound care, after 6-9 months into Phase 3. Discussion with CCM, clinical preceptor and program manager of the clinician’s clinical performance during phases 1, 2, and 3 will be necessary to qualify for the advancement skills. These additional skills will prepare clinicians to care for clients receiving skilled nursing visits.

For More Information Contact:

Scottsdale, AZ:

Brittany Barton, RN Program Manager
(602) 385-8733
7025 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85253