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RN New Grad

Northridge, California

Northridge Hospital Medical Center


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  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department: RN Residency Program
  • Hours/Pay Period: 72
Requisition ID 2022-271140 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 6:45 pm - 7:15 am Remote No Category New Grad Nursing
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Founded in 1955 Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed acute care nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services including the Leavey Cancer Center a cardiovascular center stroke center the Center for Assault Treatment Services a pediatric medical center and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate high-quality and affordable patient-centered care we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9000 physicians 62000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visit for more information.


RN New Grad / RN Residency Program - March 2023

Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center 

This New Graduate RN Residency features a challenging program blending classroom didactics with clinical experience and unit socialization. We support our residents with a one-on-one clinical preceptorship program as well as a mentor program using experienced RNs, and additional debriefing sessions.

Our next RN Residency program start date will begin March 6, 2023. Completion will be based on 100% validation of competencies during your clinical hours.  Our target candidates are baccalaureate-prepared nurses who have graduated within one year prior to the start of the program and who have not previously worked as a registered nurse or interim permittee. 

Positions are limited and early application is encouraged. Application period is open November 20, 2022 12:00 AM through November 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM (ONLY)Applications must be received by the deadline, no exceptions. Only application packets that are complete will be considered for the prescreening and interview process.  To initiate the application process, please complete the online job application and submit the following items: 

  • Current resume
  • Specialty/Unit Preference (page 2 of this packet)
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference from a clinical instructor and a current employer (if applicable). Please do not include more than 2 references. Letters of reference must be signed and on school/company letterhead.
  • College transcripts from nursing course work (non-official is sufficient). Note if you have a degree in progress (e.g. RN to BSN) please include transcripts from that as well.
  • Letter of Intent to include the following (maximum of 2 pages, double spaced. APA format not necessary):
    1. What influenced you to pursue a career in Nursing?
    2. Explain why you are interested in the RN Residency Program at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
    3. Explain why you are interested in the unit or specialty field that you selected.
    4. Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
  • Signed Licensure, Vacation and Employment Statement (page 3 of this packet)
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Please Note: Required documents must be uploaded as attachments within your online application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to bring the original documents with you to the interview. Again, all necessary requirements must be met before the applicant will be considered for an interview. Only those applications submitted electronically will be considered.

After we have reviewed your application materials, you will be notified as to whether you have been selected to participate in a Dignity Health formal interview process. We do read every application we receive, so please be patient with us. Notifications for interviews will start beginning December 2022. All notifications are done online, through the Dignity Health Careers portal.

This position is represented by SEIU L121RN and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement


RN New Grad Requirements:

  • Completion of an accredited RN school of nursing within 6 months to 1 year from the start of program (March 2023).
  • BSN degree preferred. 
  • No previous experience as a RN or interim permitted. 
  • CA RN License.
  • Current AHA BLS, AHA ACLS certification required prior to start of program.

This position is represented by SEIU L121RN and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement

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