New Grad RN Residency

Become the nursing professional you’ve always envisioned.

New Grad RN Residency

Become the nursing professional you’ve always envisioned.

Evidence-based curriculum

Our hospital-based New Grad RN Residency Program offers a variety of nationally recognized curriculum. This innovative and evidence-based curriculum is delivered through a comprehensive 12-month program focusing on three areas critical to new nurse success: leadership, patient outcomes, and professional role. During your time in our program, you will consistently feel supported by leaders and nursing mentors who genuinely care about you and your goal to become the caregiver you’ve always envisioned.

We partner with our New Grad RNs to help them select which hospital and department is best for their career goals. With locations throughout Colorado, Kansas, and Utah, you will have many opportunities to be the nursing professional you’ve worked so hard to become.

Specialty Pathways:

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Intermediate Care
  • Medical/Surgical
  • NICU
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Women’s
Natascha Schultz/Craver, RN, left and Kimberly Keller, Manager of Clinical Nursing, at The Birth Center at St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster, Colorado. April 6, 2021.

Nationally-recognized

Start your nursing career with us

We are excited to welcome you, the next generation of caregivers, into our health ministry.

With multiple cohorts offered a year, you will be able to find the program that best meets your career goals. Join one of our monthly calls to learn more or apply today!

Our ongoing monthly Nurse Residency call(s) takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

For questions, please feel more than welcome to email our New Grad RN team:

Email

New Grad RN Residency Information Call

New Grad RN Residency Information Call

We can’t wait to share every detail about our Residency program and answer all your questions! During this quick 30 minute call you will learn about our program, our company’s culture, what a day in the life of the program looks like, and how to move forward with next steps with us. We are looking forward to answering your questions and supporting you as you begin your nursing career!

Express your interest in joining our call here!

Shortly after, you will be contacted directly by a talent acquisition partner with a link to join our RN Residency call.

When: first Wednesday of each month

  • Wednesdays - 4:00 pm MT
Application Information & Program Dates

Application Information & Program Dates

Early applications are strongly encouraged as units may close early when available positions are filled.

Winter 2024 cohort dates

  • CO and KS Applications open: October 16, 2023
  • UT Applications open: November 20, 2023
  • Program starts: March 4, 2024

Spring 2024 cohort dates

  • Applications open: February 19, 2024
  • Program starts: June 10, 2024

Summer 2024 cohort dates

  • Applications open: February 19, 2024
  • Program starts: August 19, 2024

Fall 2024 cohort dates

  • Applications open: July 22, 2024
  • Program starts: October 28, 2024

Click the link below, select New Grad RN Residency, tell us about you, and choose which future cohort you are interested in. We'll keep you up-to date and email you when the future cohort application window opens!

Additional Information

Early applications are strongly encouraged as units may close early when available positions are filled.

 

Winter 2024 cohort dates

  • CO and KS Applications open: October 16, 2023
  • UT Applications open: November 20, 2023
  • Program starts: March 4, 2024

Spring 2024 cohort dates

  • Applications open: February 19, 2024
  • Program starts: June 10, 2024

Summer 2024 cohort dates

  • Applications open: February 19, 2024
  • Program starts: August 19, 2024

Fall 2024 cohort dates

  • Applications open: July 22, 2024
  • Program starts: October 28, 2024

Express interest in a future cohort by joining our Talent Community! Click the link below, select Nurse Residency, tell us about you, and choose which future cohort you are interested in. We'll keep you up-to date and email you when the future cohort application window opens!

Updates on future cohorts

We have re-imagined our New Graduate RN Residency Programs to advance the quality of our care and services by focusing on the growth and development of you, our caregivers.

Our program utilizes evidence-based curriculum and is designed to support new nurses.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to rotate between day and night shifts, getting to know more about different unit cultures & team members. Our New Grad RN Residency Specialty Pathways were created to help you transition from the classroom to thriving as a difference-maker while experiencing a fulfilling and rewarding career.

New Grad RN Residency Specialty Pathways include:

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Immediate Care
  • Medical/Surgical
    • Cardiac, Oncology, Neurology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic, ED Observation, Telemetry, Rehab
  • NICU
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Women's Services

Our specialty pathway program encourages you to work in a unit that matches your interests and career goals, allowing you to enhance and develop your clinical skills. You will rotate through day shift and night shift on your unit within the specialty. These rotations provide the opportunity for you to become familiar with unit cultures, patient populations, and meet peers in your specialty to find the best fit for your future career.

As New Grad RN Residents, you will be part of an organization-wide team and report to the residency director, who will support you in navigating through our program.

Shift Differentials

  • Evening: up to $2.75/hour
  • Night: up to $5.75/hour
  • Weekend: up to $2.00/hour

Program Eligibility

  • If you are nearing graduation, we encourage you to apply.
  • To be eligible for the program, you must have obtained licensure within the last 12 months or anticipate licensure within two weeks of the start date of the cohort.
  • If you have been away from the bedside for 5 years or greater, you do qualify our New Grad RN Program.
  • For experienced RNs with 12 months or more looking to change/new to specialty, please visit our FAQs for more information

Program Timeline

  • This program comes with a full-time work commitment of 24 months. The 24 month commitment begins following completion of clinical training and orientation.
    • Clinical training: 14 weeks for non-OR, 6 months for OR
  • After eight weeks in the residency program, you will transition into your unit and be matched to a shift (day or night). Then, you will continue 6 additional weeks of orientation on your determined shift.
  • RNs placed into the OR Specialty Pathway will have a more detailed orientation which will continue for an additional 6 months.
  • RNs placed into the Medical Surgical Specialty Pathway can rotate for an additional 2-3 different units, including rotating day and night shifts on those units. This will provide a more detailed med-surg orientation. You will receive your final unit & shift placement after your initial 8 weeks in the program.

Interviews & Selections

  • A recruiter will review your application.
  • Qualified applicants chosen for interviews with hiring managers will be notified via phone or email
  • Hiring managers and/or hiring teams will conduct interviews via phone, Zoom, or in person.
  • Applicants will also be sent a link to complete a SkillSurvey reference check.

Offers

  • If you are selected, you will 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.
    • RN license for the state you 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)

Eligibility Questions

Who is eligible for the New Graduate RN Nurse Residency Program?

  • Applicants who have less than 12 months of RN experience.
  • Applicants who are graduating and anticipate obtaining RN licensure at least two weeks prior to the start of the upcoming cohort are eligible for the program as well.
  • Experienced RN (12+ months by the cohort start date) who are seeking a nursing position in a new unit are not eligible for the New Gradate RN program. Please apply to a nursing position with us at click here.
    If a unit can take a New to Service RN, the unit leaders will work with facility & specialty educators to create an orientation plan to set you up for success on your new unit.
  • To learn more about nursing with CommonSpirit Health, click here.

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) two weeks prior to 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.

 

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.

 

Application Questions

A previous CommonSpirit New Graduate RN Residency?

You will need to submit a completed application for each cohort that you are interested in. If you completed the SkillSurvey reference check within the last 12 months, you would not need to redo your references. If you completed SkillSurvey 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 CommonSpirit 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. To accelerate the process, you can expect to receive an email requesting your reference check information as part of the application process for this program. Receiving a SkillSurvey link for references does not guarantee an offer. Those selected for interviews will be contacted by a member of our talent acquisition team.

 

What if I am an experienced nurse but looking for a position in a new specialty?

Experienced nurses who are transitioning to a new specialty will not be accepted to join New Graduate RN Residency Program. Experienced Nurses will be hired directly into a unit, and offered an individualized orientation plan, created in partnership with facility & specialty educators.

 

Still Have Questions?

Please feel free to email us.