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New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

We offer innovative personnel enrichment programs, like our RN Residency Program, to support our staff in providing the high-quality and personalized care that we are known for. Our RN Residency Program helps new nursing graduates transition from training to professional nursing, allowing our nurses time to immerse themselves in the culture of CRH while building upon their practice.  The program provides these new team members with clinical coaches (preceptors) and physician mentors, as well as the opportunity to rotate through ancillary departments, while receiving collaborative clinical guidance.

Program Overview:

CRH’s RN Residency Program is a full-time RN position with a six month progressive orientation designed to enhance participants’ nursing knowledge and skills, while developing a personal and professional relationship in a team environment on an assigned unit. With a comprehensive curriculum presented in a variety of educational styles, including presentations, lecture series and clinical rotations to ancillary departments, RN residents graduate from the CRH program as highly-qualified practitioners.

Requirements:

Candidates for the RN Residency Program must have:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing or have a pending graduation by the end of the current semester
  • Achieved an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing, or be willing to obtain a BSN within three years of employment (tuition assistance is available to employees who qualify).
  • Obtained an RN licensure or be working toward an RN licensure

FAQs:

What is unique about CRH’s RN Residency Program?

CRH’s RN residency program pairs an RN resident with not only a clinical coach (preceptor) to assist with building nursing skills and knowledge at the bedside, but also a physician mentor. This allows the resident to build a relationship with a physician and practice open and proper communication for the benefit of the patient. Additionally, the participant will have engaging educational options, career development sessions and a full rotation through all of the ancillary departments of the system.

What is the RN resident commitment at CRH?

To support professional growth, RN residents are required to follow the customized schedule designed by their clinical coach and program coordinator for six months. They must attend scheduled educational events and career development sessions. The RN resident must also sign a three-year commitment to the organization.

How do I apply for a CRH nurse resident position?

Click here to find the job listing and click "Apply Online" to submit an application. The RN Residency Committee, which consists of interdisciplinary program leaders, reviews applications and conducts interviews. Applications are accepted twice per year.

How will I know if I have been accepted to the CRH RN Residency Program?

The RN Residency Committee determines residents and a Human Resources representative contacts selected candidates. Our HR representatives will also share information on our competitive pay rates and benefit programs.

I have another question and want to talk to someone about my future nursing career at CRH!

Call or email Rebecca Joye, clinical nurse educator, at 757-312-4070 or Rebecca.Joye@chesapeakeregional.com