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Hospice Nurse Residency Program

Care Dimensions' innovative nurse residency program introduces new nursing graduates and experienced nurses to the field of hospice and palliative care. Nurses develop their hospice expertise through a combination of classroom education, field visits and patient care with the mentorship of a preceptor. 

Our next class will begin in September 2024.  Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2024.

Program details:

  • New nursing graduates will have a six-month residency and must have their Massachusetts LPN or RN license by August 31, 2024.
  • Experienced nurses will have a three-month residency.
  • Curriculum includes classroom lectures, simulated patient care scenarios, field observations, and guided mentorship by a dedicated preceptor. Training will be based out of our Danvers office.
  • Nurse residents will be employed at Care Dimensions during the residency and work in an LPN or RN Case Management role following graduation.
  • Eligibility to sit for national certification in hospice and palliative care (CHPN)

If you have any questions about this program, please email Karen Curtin

Nurse Residency graduate Talia Cramer talks about the program and why it was so important to her.

Four graduates of the program share their key takeaways from the residency, and what it was like to start their new career as hospice RN case managers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When Marjorie Lebowitz enrolled in North Shore Community College’s Nurse Education Program, she had a clear vision for her second career.  She wanted to be a hospice nurse case manager, and she credits her mother for giving her the initial inspiration to focus on hospice.




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New Hospice Nurses Reflect on Residency

April 25, 2023 by Lisa Conti

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Hospice Nurse Residency Grads Gain Skills, Confidence

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Four nurses who recently completed Care Dimensions' hospice nurse residency program share why they applied and lessons learned from the training.

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore,  has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.

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