Graduate Nurse Residency Graduate Registered Nurse First Year Residency Program
St. Cloud Hospital has a New Graduate Nurse Residency Program. This program provides support resources to the Graduate RN as she/he transitions from academia to professional practice. The new graduates are hired into permanent positions at RN wages.
The program includes hospital and nursing classroom orientation followed by additional clinical orientation coupled with experienced preceptors. Throughout the first year, additional education and support are provided in groups with other new graduates in order to increase knowledge, networks of peers and confidence in nursing practice. In addition to the strong clinical focus, the program provides professional development in the area of delegation, communication and critical thinking.
Areas new Graduates have been hired into: ETC, ICU, CCU, Telemetry, Medical/Oncology, Rehab, Ortho/Neuro, Children’s Center, Mother/Baby, Mental Health Unit (Adult and Adolescent), Surgical Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, OR and Dialysis. Placement is dependent on interview preferences for units and hours, references, work history and experience, clinical student experiences and open positions.
Students are hired into the Graduate Nurse Residency Program throughout the year depending on opportunities available to them. A formal application process for students is as follows: submit an employment application, two written references from faculty, a written reference from an employer, and a copy of your current college transcript.
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For additional program information or questions, please contact Pamela Rickbeil, MSN,RN,CNS, at 320-251-2700, ext. 59066, or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Human Resource Department at 320-255-5650.