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Frequently Asked Questions by Nursing New Grads

New Grad Nurse and RN’s Returning to the Profession

Thank you for your interest in Centura Health and congratulations on completing your nursing degree!  As a recent new grad or returning RN seeking that “ideal opportunity,” we understand the desire to start working quickly and apply your academic and clinical skills in a setting that offers continued growth and positive experiences.

With 13 hospital locations spanning Colorado, along with Senior Living and Home Health Divisions, Centura Health hires a limited number of new grad RN’s and those returning to the nursing profession as opportunities arise.  As a system, we continue to create entry level nursing opportunities within various units whenever appropriate.

As a recent grad, what positions may I apply for?

When and how do I apply?

What do we look for in New Grad RN Applicants?

What if I don’t see any open positions were I the minimum qualifications?

What if I don’t receive a response to my application?

How often are New Grads hired?

What happens should I receive an offer of employment at Centura Health?


As a recent grad, what positions may I apply for? 

New grad RNs are welcome to apply online at our website to any full-time position requiring less than one year of experience. Often times the job requisition on the website will indicate “new grads welcome.” Careful evaluation of actual job posting details lets applicants understand the experience level and skills required to perform the job duties.  For critical care areas, it is important to have completed your senior capstone in the designated specialty area to be considered for that opportunity. As an equal opportunity employer, we must consider all applicants who have applied for the position.
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When and how do I apply?

We suggest that you apply for New Grad RN Positions once you have taken and passed the NCLEX.  All of our applications must be filled out electronically through www.centura.org
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What do we look for in New Grad RN Applicants?

When you fill out an application on our website, we require that you attach a resume and a cover letter.  In the resume, please include information on your senior practicum, your degree, any certifications that you hold, prior health care experience, and if you have any other work experience outside of healthcare.
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What if I don’t see any open positions were I the minimum qualifications?

Join Centura’s Talent Community.  By joining our talent community, you will be updated on career opportunities that match your interests as well as upcoming events.  To join, please visit us at http://careers.centura.org/
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What if I don’t receive a response to my application? 

Am I still eligible for other positions?  How do I check the status of my application? We’re not always able to take a new grad to each opening.  Due to the high volume of applicants, we can’t always speak personally to every candidate.  We will carefully review all resumes and ensure each applicant received equal consideration.  Should you receive a response letter indicating that we have selected another candidate, please do not be discouraged!  You are always welcome to apply for more than one position as other opportunities will arise. You are also able to check the status of your online application by logging into your Centura online account.
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How often are New Grads hired?

When are the New Grad Residency Programs offered and what are the application deadlines?  We hire New Grad RN’s throughout the year.  Our ASCENT Program (Centura’s RN  Residency Program) is typically offered 2-3 times a year depending upon the facility, and it is not a position that you need to apply for separately. Your hiring manager will sign you up for the ASCENT program upon hire and it is additional training that you will receive along with unit orientation.  Check centuracareers.org often for more information on upcoming program dates. The recruiter representing your facility of choice will also offer you current information on program start dates.
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What happens should I receive an offer of employment at Centura Health?

If selected for a position, Centura Health’s Human Resources Department will contact you with a contingent offer based on successful completion of background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical.  It generally takes about a week to complete the background process (depending on whether or not you live outside of Colorado or are a local resident).
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Please check our website, centuracareers.org often for updates as you continue to dialog with the recruiters at the location(s) where you prefer employment.  Please know we’re continually working to expand new grad RN programs that will afford as many new nurses as possible in an environment that fosters opportunity and success for the future. 

Good luck in your search for satisfying employment, and thank you again for you interest in Centura Health.

An equal opportunity employer.

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