New Graduate Nurse Residency

Join Our Award-Winning, Magnet® Accredited Nursing Team


Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s New Graduate Nurse Residency is a 12-month program designed for new graduate nurses, with less than 6 months of nursing practice experience. The program is designed to prepare them for successful growth into the professional practice of nursing.

The innovative structure of the program allows for a smooth transition to the clinical setting through a robust general orientation program which includes 16 weeks of a 1:1 preceptorship, opportunity for a 1:1 voluntary and informal mentorship journey, simulation experiences and professional development courses/sessions.

To register your interest in our New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, please apply via our LinkedIn Page

Residency Details

The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program offers the opportunity for the nurse resident to specialize in their area of interest to include medical/surgical, heart, vascular and thoracic, neurology or oncology specialties through a specialized competency and simulation-based program.

During the 12-month program, graduate nurses will be able to gain the knowledge and skills required to independently care for patients safely and confidently. A supportive team of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi preceptors, nurse educators and leadership team will guide graduates during this transition through individualization of learning plans and continued follow-up on identified learning needs.

New graduate nurses will also benefit from continuing education through Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s monthly Nurse Residency sessions offered by the Nursing Education department on different topics ranging from clinical to leadership skills. These sessions include, but are not limited to analyzing and interpreting ECGs, recognizing and managing deteriorating patients, wellbeing and resilience.


To be eligible for the program, you must be a new graduate from an accredited school of nursing program with a BSN degree and have less than 6 months of professional nursing experience in a hospital setting.

Nursing at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Our award-winning team of nurses, from around the world, provide exceptional care to patients based on Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Patients First philosophy.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi was the first hospital in the UAE, and the ‘youngest’ ever to receive Magnet® accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the global benchmark in nursing excellence. It was also one of only two hospitals outside of the US to be named as the first-ever international recipients of the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s Lantern Award. The hospital is also home to UAE’s largest simulation training center, with courses delivered by American Heart Association certified instructors.

Working at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Our multidisciplinary hospital is in the heart of the UAE’s capital, offering year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches, within one of the safest cities in the world.

For those who chose to continue their nursing career at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, all nursing positions* offer excellent benefits, including:

  • Tax-free salary
  • Relocation expenses (nursing license, visa, flight, etc.)
  • Private health insurance
  • Wellness program that includes access to a fully equipped gym
  • Free access to Continuing Education units required for license renewals through online platforms and instructor-led courses/sessions within Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

*Benefits offered with full time nursing positions only.

For more information, download the New Graduate Nurse Residency brochure.



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