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CommonSpirit Health National Nurse Residency Program (NNRP) 


At CommonSpirit Health, we believe our nursing care is our brand. We commit to providing a nationally-standardized, evidence-based best practice for newly licensed and new-to-practice nurses to transition to practice safely, effectively, and efficiently. The CSH National Nurse Residency Program (CSH NNRP) delivers nursing orientation and organizational socialization within the profession. Through in-person and virtually-enhanced education and support, the new nurse’s critical thinking skills, evidence-based decision-making skills, engagement, stress management capabilities, and leadership skills will be developed, nurtured, and optimized.

The CSH NNRP accelerates nursing competency by providing in-depth experiences, education, and support during the Nurse Resident’s first year. A competency-based curriculum coupled with trained preceptors and active mentorship capitalizes on American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Accreditation design and innovative, contemporary, and evidence-based practices.

Newly licensed registered nurses (RNs) are supported by the CSH NNRP as they transition to practice at one of our facilities. The program consists of a comprehensive, evidence-based clinical orientation in addition to a 12-month transition-to-practice platform. Cohorts start in the Spring, Summer, and Fall based on the facility's hiring needs.


Nurse Residents

  • Will transition to practice in one of our inpatient Medical/Surgical and/or Telemetry units
  • Will be required to complete each component of the program, including:
    • Didactic
    • Skills
    • Simulation
    • An Evidence-Based Project (EBP)Transition to Practice (TTP) core courses


  • Nurse residents are hired as Staff Nurses into 12-month benefited positions that provide industry-leading compensation and benefits with health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid time off, and more. 


Applicants must have the following:

  • An active RN license (interim permits cannot be accepted) upon hire
  • An associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in nursing
  • Less than one year from graduating from an accredited nursing program and less than 6 months of inpatient (acute care) work experience as an RN

Application & Interview Process

Considerations are given to eligible CSH employees who apply to the program as well as external candidates based on their academic background, CSH internship/externship/clinical rotation experience, and their passion for working in a health care system that respects diversity with an emphasis on patient-focused care. Please visit the CommonSpirit Health Career site to see which facilities have openings.

Based on the competitiveness of the application cycle, we may also consider the following factors:

  • Minimum of a 3.4 GPA
  • Completion of an EKG class (Telemetry )
  • A current AHA-BLS certification
  • A current AHA-ACLS certification (Telemetry)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation on official letterhead from a nursing school professor or clinical educator that focuses on clinical competencies and professionalism 
  • Personal statement of interest

Top candidates will be invited to a virtual or in-person interview where they will meet a panel of nurse leaders, hiring managers, and/or peers.


If you have questions unrelated to the application and cohort dates, please contact our Recruitment team at

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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.