Nurse Residency Program

Apply to an RN New Grad position up to 120 days before your NCLEX test date or anytime thereafter!

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Nurse Residency Virtual Info Session

We are here to answer all your nurse residency questions! Join a bi-weekly info session for an overview of our residency and application process. Meet panelists from our Nursing Education and Recruiting teams.

New Grad RN applications are accepted throughout the year!

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New Grad RN Position Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited Nursing Education Program (ADN or BSN) and have 12 months or less experience as a Registered Nurse
  • BLS Healthcare Provider Certification (American Heart Association or Red Cross)
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays, and 12-hour day/night shifts

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We understand the support needed for a new nurse to be successful.

With this in mind, we offer our New Grad RNs a 12-month Nurse Residency Program that provides monthly education classes and hands-on clinical experiences, designed to ease the transition from student to practicing professional nurse. The Denver Health Nurse Residency Program has been helping our nurses succeed for over 11 years and achieved Accreditation with Distinction from ANCC (the American Nurse Credentialing Center) in 2022.

 

During your residency, you’ll receive:

  • Paid, monthly 3-hour classes led by in-house content experts
  • Specialty specific content in the area that you work
  • Multidisciplinary content and collaboration
  • 1:1 preceptor-led unit orientation and ongoing mentorship
  • A focus on critical thinking, professional development, and peer support

I’ve applied. How does the hiring process work?

  • You can be hired throughout the year and begin the Nurse Residency Program with the cohort closest to your start date
  • Cohorts begin in March, August, and November
  • The nurse recruiter will call applicants for a phone interview
  • Based on your preferences, the recruiter will forward your information to managers that have open positions
  • Managers will schedule interviews and you will be hired to a specific unit

For more information, please fill out the following form and a recruiter will respond: RN New Graduate External Inquiries.


WE HIRE NEW GRADUATE NURSES ON THE FOLLOWING UNITS:

  • Acute Care
    • 9A—Med/Onc
    • 8A—Med/Surg
    • 7A—Med/Cardiac
    • 6A—Med/Surg
    • 4B—Surgical Trauma
    • 4CS - Surgical Ortho
    • 3M—Acute Eating Disorders
    • CCMF—Correctional Care
    • Med/Surg Float Pool

  • Behavioral Health
    • Adult and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry
    • Denver CARES
    • Denver Sheriffs: Downtown Detention Center & Denver County Jail
    • Methadone clinic
    • Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

  • Woman/Child
    • Mom/Baby
    • L&D
    • NICU
    • Peds/PICU
    • Woman/Child Float Pool

  • Critical Care
    • MICU
    • SICU
    • 3B Flex (Step down)

  • Emergency Department
    • Adult
    • Pediatric
    • Clinical Decision Unit (a pathway driven short stay observation area)
    • AUCC (Adult urgent care)

  • OR and Pre-Op/PACU
  • Ambulatory Care Clinics
  • Other units as available