Graduate Nurse/ Nurse Residency

Graduate Nurse / Nurse Residency Full-Time, 7a - 7p or 3p - 3a Shift

Pay: $34.50 / hour

Compensation will be determined based on years of experience and applicable certifications. This position also includes generous shift differentials.

The program is designed to educate, acclimate and prepare new graduate nurses (or nurses with less than 1 year of experience) for the work environment. The program provides structure for new grads by giving them additional time and resources compared to the standard orientation experience. The nurse residency program is 9 months in length with an established curriculum. The nurse residency program contains an extended bedside orientation, interdisciplinary shadowing, nursing education, and an evidence based practice project. The program is designed to support and develop the new staff nurses.

To provide a transitional role for a Graduate Nurse to begin orienting while waiting to pass the NCLEX, and fully function as a Registered Nurse.

The Graduate Nurse is responsible for:

  • Providing direct patient care activities appropriate to training and competency for assigned patients with direct supervision of RN.
  • Learning to operate various medical devices.
  • Learning various disease processes.
  • Interacting with nurses, assistance, physicians, therapists, and other healthcare providers.
  • Working to expand clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Familiarizing themselves to the hospital environment.
  • Gaining clinical experience and exposure to nursing procedures.
  • Assisting RNs in completing tasks that support patient care activities
  • Completing patient care activities as assigned while promoting excellent patient satisfaction and outcomes.
  • Working under the guidelines of RN with assigned patients in accordance with hospital guidelines.


License or Certification:

  • CPR certification required
Education, Training, Requirements and Years of Experience:

  • Proof of completion of a RN program and eligibility to sit for NCLEX
  • Must take NCLEX within six months of being granted Graduate Nurse status.
  • Machines, Equipment Used:
  • General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.
  • Equipment as listed in the Competency check-off list.
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