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Graduate Nurse Residency

Registered Nurse First Year Residency Program

St. Cloud Hospital has a unique and extremely popular New Graduate Nurse Residency Program. This program provides support resources to the Graduate RN as she/he transitions from academia to professional practice. As a member of the program, new graduates are hired into regular RN positions and wages, but also enjoy the added benefits that this program offers.

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.

Successful candidates have been hired into areas such as: Emergency Trauma Center, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Telemetry, Medical/Oncology, Rehab, Bone & Joint, Neuroscience/Spine, Children's Center, Family Birthing, Mental Health (Adult and Adolescent), Surgical Care, Post Anesthesia Care, Surgery, Dialysis, and others. 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 is required, as follows:

1.  Submit an online employment application to the “2013/2014 Registered Nurse – New Graduates” position, located in the Nursing category. View current career opportunities

2.  Complete the Graduate Nurse Program application materials (PDF)

For additional program information or questions, please contact the Human Resource Department at 320-255-5650.

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