Little Rock Residency Program
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- Employment Type: Full Time
- Department: RN Residency Program
- Hours/Pay Period: 72
CHI St. Vincent a regional health network serving Arkansas is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4500 coworkers 1000 medical staff and 500 volunteers we consistently receive praise for care advancements. CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs are two of just over 400 Magnet hospitals nationwide and two of just four in Arkansas. CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Arkansas’s first hospital to achieve Magnet status earned its first re-designation as a Magnet hospital for its continued commitment to nursing excellence on May 24 2018 and employs the highest standards of quality and ensures that patient care and safety are the top priority. Studies show that Magnet hospitals have better overall patient outcomes than non-Magnet hospitals.
The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) at CHI St. Vincent prepares new graduates in nursing to enter practice in the acute care environment. For over 125 years, CHI St Vincent has been dedicated to preparing new nurses for entry into practice. Today, that commitment is stronger than ever, with an excellent program for new graduates interested in a nursing career that is built on a firm foundation. By maintaining a high level of knowledge and skill among all who serve our patients, we provide high quality nursing care.
With over 750 transitioned RN Residents from 26 U.S. states and 5 foreign countries, CHI St. Vincent offers a supportive pathway into nursing practice for the new graduate nurse. Simulation, didactic courses, clinical experiences, reflection, and continuous feedback are offered to participants to ensure success.
The program prepares nursing graduates to:
Care for patients with increasing levels of acuity and complexity in the hospital setting
Develop clinical nursing leadership at point of care
Improve patient safety and quality of care
Foster critical thinking skills
Bring evidence-based practice to the bedside
Strengthen the commitment to the profession of nursing and develop individual career goals
Facilitate clinical and leadership skills necessary to be a successful member of the health care team
In accordance with our mission and core values, the registered nurse will perform care requiring specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills based on the application of the nursing process. The RN uses assessment skills to ensure multidisciplinary patient care and teamwork to meet established practice guidelines, unit specific policies, and regulatory standards.
Must have completed an accredited nursing program (Diploma, Associates, Bachelors, Masters)
Must have less than 6 months experience as a Registered Nurse in acute care
Must hold a temporary or permanent Arkansas nursing license (required before date of hire – not required for application
We currently have availability in specialty Med Surg areas (Orthopedics, General Surgery, Oncology, Medical), Psych, Perioperative, Critical Care, Cardiac Stepdown, Cath Lab tracks and would love to help you take the next step in your nursing career!
We are offering a $10,000 Sign on Bonus to new nurse grads who meet the following eligibility requirements:
Active, unencumbered Registered Nurse license
ACLS required on telemetry units within 12 months of hire
*Required Documents **
Upload, along with your application submission:
A Professional Resume
Cover Letter detailing the area interest (preferred track)
The avaliable tracks include: Med Surg, Psych, Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiac/Stepdown and Cath Lab
Unofficial Transcript with cumulative hours of credit and cumulative GPA. (current)
*New Graduate Nurses are hired into all clinical areas, including specialty areas, depending on need.
Start Date: January 23, 2023 tentative
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We will let humankindness guide us as we treat every person with holistic, personalized care for the body, mind and spirit.
We will advance the science and art of nursing as innovative leaders who demonstrate the power of evidence-based, compassionate care. If you believe in working together with humankindness for all to advance the science and art of nursing - then you have found your career fit with us!
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