Nurse Residency Program

New Grad RN applications are accepted  throughout the year!

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

Click here HERE and type “New Grad” in the Job Title search field at the top.

New Grad RN Position Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited Nursing Education Program with no previous RN experience
  • BLS Healthcare Provider Certification (American Heart Association)
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays, and 12-hour day/night shifts
  • Sign a 2-year commitment agreement to work on the hiring unit
  • The 2-year commitment agreement begins on the 1st day of the Graduate Nurse Residency Program start date


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. Our program builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in nursing education programs.

The unit manager reviews all resumes and cover letters for their open positions. Our nurse recruiter will call applicants for a phone interview. You can be hired throughout the year and begin the Nurse Residency Program with the cohort closest to your start date as a New Grad RN. Cohorts begin in March, August, and November.

Program Components
Preceptor-led unit orientation, paid monthly 3-hour classes, professional role development, peer support, and learning activities to build confidence and competence in the RN role.

For more information, visit RN New Graduate External Inquiries.


  • Medical Units:
    9A (oncology)
    8A (general medical)
    7A (short stay)
    6A (neuro)
  • Surgical Units:
    4B (trauma)
    4C (ortho)
  • Hospital Float Pool
  • Acute Eating Disorders (3M)
  • Adult and Adolescent
  • Behavioral Health
  • Mom/Baby, L&D, NICU, PEDS
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Peri-Operative
  • Ambulatory
  • Positions on other units may become available

Denver Health Nurse Residency Program at Denver Health is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP).