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.
- 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:
- 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 [email protected]