Centegra Health System’s Nursing Residency Program provides the highest level of support for new graduate nurses throughout their first year as Centegra Associates.
Residents include all new graduate registered nurses with less than one year of acute care experience and less than two years of long-term care experience.
- The program is one year in length.
- The residency includes hospital orientation and specialty training courses.
- Clinical orientation is tailored to the needs of the new graduate nurse based on assessment of clinical needs.
- Core content is provided in structured monthly seminars that last a minimum of four hours.
- Residents have access to hospital experts and resident facilitators.
- All residents complete an evidence-based practice project to enhance clinical practice.
- Content experts educate nurse residents about their specialty areas.
- Facilitators guide monthly discussions, work with nurse residents to identify areas for enhanced education, serve as experienced nurse mentors and guide the residents’ evidence-based project efforts.
Expectations of Nurse Residents
- Residents are expected to attend and actively participate in all residency seminars and learning activities
- Residents will promote a culture of professionalism and evidence-based practice by completing the evidence-based practice clinical project.
- Complete all requirements of the program within the first year of employment
All new graduate nurses will be hired through the nurse residency program.
Application Process and Timelines
Cohorts will begin four times per year:
|Cohort starts the 2nd Monday of:||Applications accepted:||Interview periods:|
|March||October 15 – February 15||November 1 – February 28|
|June||February 15 – April 30||March 1 – May 30|
|August||May 1 – July 15||May 1 – July 31|
|November||July 15 – October 15||August 1 – October 31|
To apply, search “RN I – Nurse Resident” through the Job Search page. May begin application process prior to nursing school graduation.
Please attach the following documents to your online application:
- Cover letter
- Resume- including detail regarding your clinical rotations
- Unofficial transcript
If accepted for a position in the residency, it is the responsibility of the nurse resident to pass state boards and obtain state licensure prior to the cohort start date.
For more information, contact Nurse Residency Coordinator Tom Tockey, MSN, RN, CMSRN at firstname.lastname@example.org.