Centura Health Nurse Residency Programs
Our Nurse Residency Programs offers a variety of nationally-recognized curriculum. This evidence-based curriculum, delivered by leaders and mentors who care about your success, will help you become the nursing professional you’ve always envisioned.
Fall 2019 Cohort
- Application window: July 8-29, 2019
- Interviews: August 2019
- Offers extended by: September 20, 2019
- Program begins: October 28, 2019
Spring 2020 Cohort
- Application window: October 21 - November 8, 2019
- Interviews: Mid-November through mid-December 2019
- Offers extended by: February 3, 2020
- Program begins: February 24, 2020
Nurse Residency Programs
Newly Licensed Nurse Residency
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.
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 two weeks prior to the start fo 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.
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.
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.
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 National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).
Carefully review each area below to understand our detailed application and selection process:
External Applicants: View open nurse residency positions If you have filed an application with us after Aug. 4, 2018, log into your existing job seeker profile by selecting the "Log back in" link at the top right.
Internal Applicants: Please log in to the Centura Health Associate Portal to search Nurse Residency Program and follow the application instructions.
All applicants are required to have a resume, cover letter and a completed application.
Selection & Offer Process
- The Talent Acquisition team will contact selected applicants to complete a Skill Survey reference check via e-mail prior to an interview
- Applicants chosen for interviews will be notified after the close of the application window
- Top applicants selected for in person interviews will be contacted via e-mail to schedule an onsite interview
- Candidates are required to attend an in-person interview with the hiring team at their own expense
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 and attendance of an in person interview
- Active BLS through the American Heart Association
- Successful completion of pre-employment process including
- Pre-employment health screening
- Background check
- A drug screening
- Applicants will need a 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 location)
Frequently Asked Questions
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, 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) license number 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.
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.
I have been selected for an interview but currently reside out of state, am I able to complete the interview virtually? Our process requires that those selected for interview attend in-person so we can get to know one another. While candidates are expected to pay for interview expenses, we can provide a list of lodging options that offer a Centura Health discount.
What if I have other questions?
- 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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