Your nursing career is just the beginning

Beginning your nursing career is a significant transition. You have questions, need advice and you want support. The Vizient/AACN™ Nurse Residency Program at Norman Regional Health System is designed to bridge the gap between the student nurse and accomplished professional.

Norman Regional is committed to ensuring you have the necessary tools to make this transition a successful one. Norman Regional is the first hospital system in Oklahoma to offer the Vizient/AACN™ Nurse Residency curriculum.

Deciding to join the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program at Norman Regional Hospital is an opportunity to make a huge difference in your nursing career.

Mission: To facilitate and support the graduate nurse in acquisition and assimilation of knowledge, skills and research during the transition from novice to competent, confident nursing professional.

Vision: To produce the next generation of nursing leaders empowered and focused on the delivery of safe patient care.


Why you should consider the Vizient/AACN™ Nurse Residency Program at Norman Regional Hospital. At the conclusion of the program at, you will:

  • Make the transition from an advanced beginner nurse to competent professional nurse in the clinical environment.
  • Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance.
  • Provide key clinical nursing leadership at the point of care.
  • Strengthen your commitment to nursing as a professional career choice.
  • Incorporate research-based evidence linked to practice outcomes into the care you provide.


What does the program entail?

  • One-year commitment to attend mandatory monthly four-hour seminars.
  • Participate in group evidence-based practice project to influence patient care on your assigned unit.
  • Comprehensive transition-to-practice curriculum designed to:
    • Help manage stress
    • Enhance your decision-making skills
    • Improve critical-thinking skills
    • Facilitate patient safety
  • Provide mentorship throughout your transition to practice period.

Contact Us

Julia Burleson, BSN, RN, CHCR
Professional Healthcare Recruiter
Phone: 405-307-1554
901 N. Porter Ave.
Norman, Ok 73069

Cassie Chaffin, BSN, RN-CCRN-K
Nurse Residency Coordinator
Phone: 405-307-3160
901 N. Porter Ave.
Norman, Ok 73069