With multiple cohorts offered a year, you will be able to find the program that best meets your career goals. Programs include:
- Newly Licensed Nurse Residency
- ICU RN Residency
- Oncology RN Residency
- Perinatal RN Residency
- Neonatal RN Residency
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab Residency
- ED RN Residency
- PACU RN Residency
- Perioperative RN Residency
Current Cohorts Open for Application
Dates are subject to change.
Spring 2021 Cohort
- Application window: February 22 – March 8, 2021
- Application review: February 23 – March 12, 2021
- Interviews: March 9 – April 29, 2021
- Offers extended by: April 30, 2021
- Obtain current state RN license or RN license by state participating in the National Licensure Compact by: April 30, 2021
- Program begins: May 17, 2021
Western KS Summer 2021 Cohort
- Application window: January 25 – June 14, 2021
- Offers extended by: June 25, 2021 for the July 12th start date and August 6, 2021 for the August 23rd start date
- Obtain license by: June 25, 2021 for the July 12th start date and August 6, 2021 for the August 23rd start date
- Cohort start dates: July 12, 2021 or August 23, 2021
Future Cohort Dates
Summer 2021 Cohort
- Application window: May 13 – June 14, 2021
- Offers extended by: August 6, 2021
- Obtain license by: August 6, 2021
- Program begins: August 23, 2021
Fall 2021 Cohort
- Application window: September 6 – September 20, 2021
- Offers extended by: November 12, 2021
- Obtain license by: November 12, 2021
- Program begins: November 29, 2021
Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program
The Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program helps newly graduated RNs transition from the classroom to thriving as a difference-maker while experiencing a fulfilling and rewarding career. This program utilizes Vizient’s American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) evidence-based curriculum. This program is designed to support new nurses. Applicants must have obtained licensure within the last 12 months or be anticipated to receive licensure two weeks before the start date of the cohort and have no previous acute care RN experience. All newly licensed nurses will automatically be enrolled in this program with an opportunity to participate in a program of their choice below if selected.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab Residency
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab/EP Residency Program optimizes the integration of new and experienced nurses and techs into the Cardiac Cath lab and EP environments utilizing a blended learning program called Cath Lab Academy and EP Academy. This program consists of real-world context and active learning incorporating 12 weeks of structured clinical orientation with integration into practice and an ongoing mentoring program throughout the first year of practice.
ICU RN Residency
The Critical Care (ICU) Residency Program optimizes the integration of new and experienced nurses into critical care practice utilizing a blended learning program which is evidence based through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). This program consists of real-world context and active learning incorporating 12 weeks of structured clinical orientation with integration into practice and an ongoing mentoring program throughout the first year of practice.
ED RN Residency
The Emergency Department Residency Program optimizes the integration of new and experienced nurses into the emergency nursing care practice utilizing a blended learning program which is evidence based through the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Blended education styles help incorporate critical thinking, hands-on practice-based learning with clinical training and evidence-based practice in the Emergency Department setting across a 12-week structured clinical orientation and ongoing mentorship throughout the first year of practice.
Oncology RN Residency
The Oncology RN Residency Program optimizes the integration of new and experienced nurses into oncology practice. The program is evidence based utilizing the Oncology Nurses Society Certification Core Curriculum. Learning methodologies comprise a 12-week blended mix of structured classroom time, self-learning modules, hands-on clinical experiences, guest speakers and real-life application exercises designed to support the nurse with the transition into independent practice.
PACU RN Residency
The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Residency Program optimizes the integration of experienced nurses into the Perioperative nursing care practice utilizing a blended learning program which is evidence based through the American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). Blended education styles help incorporate critical thinking, hands-on practice-based learning with clinical training and evidence-based practice in the PACU setting across a 12-week structured clinical orientation and ongoing mentorship throughout the first year of practice.
Perinatal RN Residency
The Perinatal Residency Program optimizes the integration of new and experienced nurses into perinatal practice utilizing a blended learning program which is evidence based through the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). This residency program is a comprehensive educational phased process that encompasses AWHONN’s Perinatal Orientation and Education Program (POEP) designed to support nurses transitioning to clinical practice across a 12-week structured clinical orientation with ongoing mentorship throughout the first year of practice.
Perioperative RN Residency
The Perioperative Residency Program optimizes the integration of new and experienced nurses into perioperative practice utilizing a blended learning program which is evidence based through the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). This comprehensive, didactic program utilizes classroom training, skills labs, clinical practice, preceptorship and mentoring, and online modules to prepare nurses for practice in a perioperative setting. The program consists of 10 weeks of structured didactic and clinical orientation, a unit orientation lasting approximately 6 months, and ongoing mentorship throughout the first year of practice
Neonatal RN Residency
The Neonatal Residency Program optimizes the integration of new and experienced nurses into neonatal practice utilizing a blended learning program which is evidence based through the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal (AWHONN).
Residency Interviews, Selections & Offer Processes
Interviews & Selections
- Once the application has been reviewed and qualified, the applicant will receive a link to complete a one-way video interview via Pymetrics. Candidates record video responses to several structured questions. The video interview is a requirement in order to proceed with the rest of the interviewing and selection process.
- Applicants chosen for interviews with hiring managers will be notified after the close of the application window. Hiring managers will conduct interviews via phone, Zoom, or in person.
- Applicants will also be sent a link to complete a Skill Survey reference check. References are required to be completed before an offer will be extended.
Candidates will be notified if they are selected to receive an offer via phone by the Talent Acquisition team. Offers will be contingent upon the following:
- Completed reference check
- Active BLS through the American Heart Association
- Successful completion of pre-employment process including a pre-employment drug/health screening and a background check.
- Applicants will need an RN license for the state they plan to work/reside in, verifiable two (2) weeks prior to the program start date. (e.g. a CO RN or eNLC compact licensure for CO or active KS RN license for those applying to the KS locations)
Who is eligible for the Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program?Applicants who have obtained a RN license in the last 12 months and have no previous acute care RN experience. Applicants who are graduating and anticipate obtaining RN licensure at least one week prior to the start of the upcoming cohort are eligible for the program as well. All selected newly licensed nurses will automatically be enrolled in this program with an opportunity to participate in one of the following programs if selected: ICU RN Residency, ED RN Residency, Perinatal RN Residency and Neonatal RN Residency.”
Who is eligible for the ICU, ED, Cath Lab, Perioperative, Oncology, PACU, Perinatal and Neonatal RN Residencies?Applicants who have a RN license and are passionate about patient care. If you have obtained your RN license in the last 12 months, you do not have acute care experience and you are selected, you would be automatically enrolled in the newly licensed residency program with opportunity to have a combined residency with the program of your choice if selected: ICU RN Residency, ED RN Residency, Perinatal RN Residency and Neonatal RN Residency.
Can I submit my application prior to taking the NCLEX? Yes, it is not required to have passed the NCLEX at time of application. However, it is required that all applicants selected must have a valid CO (other compact state) or KS license number (depending on location of hire) on Monday before day 1 of the cohort start date.
I obtained a ADN, am I still eligible for Residency? Applicants who possess an ADN may still apply for the program. It is strongly encouraged that applicants possess a BSN or higher or be enrolled in a ADN to BSN program. Some Centura Health hospitals may require a BSN (or willingness to obtain) as a condition of employment.
What if I have a compact license?
According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, nurses who have a compact license can work in another compact state indefinitely, “as long as you maintain legal residency in the state that issued your multistate license and you remain in good standing. If you were to take an action (while practicing in another NLC state or otherwise) which would change your legal residency status, then you have given up legal residency in that home state and you must now apply for license by endorsement in the new state of residence. The new license issued will replace the former license. For example, a nurse has legal residency in Arizona and practices temporarily in Colorado for six months on the Arizona multistate license. While the nurse is practicing in Colorado, her Arizona driver’s license expires. Rather than renewing the Arizona driver’s license, the nurse obtains a Colorado driver’s license. Because a Colorado driver’s license is only issued to a Colorado resident, the nurse has now become a Colorado resident unintentionally. Nurses must be careful not to take actions that would change their state of legal residency, when practicing in another state where they temporarily reside.” For more information regarding a compact license, please visit: https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc-faqs.htm.
I applied for a previous Centura Health Nurse Residency or Fellowship program, do I need to re-submit my application?You will need to submit a completed application for each cohort that you are interested in. If you completed the Skill Survey reference check within the last 12 months, you will not need to redo your references. If you completed Skill Survey references more than 12 months ago, you will be asked to re-do your reference check.
How can I confirm my application was received?You will receive an automated e-mail confirming that your application has been submitted.
I missed the application window, can I submit my application via e-mail?Unfortunately, the application window cannot be extended and must be submitted through Centura Health’s online applicant system (centura.org/careers). We recommend allowing ample time to complete your application and applying early once the application period begins.
What should I expect once my application has been submitted?The Talent Acquisition team will review all applications for completeness. Next, you can expect to receive an e-mail requesting your reference check information. Those selected for interviews will be contacted by a member of our Talent Acquisition team.
- We also have a special email address for your questions: NurseRecruitment@Centura.org
- Out of respect for patient privacy and care, we ask that local and associate applicants not approach hiring managers to inquire about the program in patient care areas.
- Join us every third Friday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. MST to learn more about Centura Health’s nurse residency programs, the applicant process and to speak to a Centura Health nurse recruiter. Audio Conference Dial-In Number: 1 408 638 0968/Meeting ID: 542 918 4543.
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