at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
Senior Nurses, Nurse Graduates and new RN's, it is time to apply for our Progressive Care Nurse Residency starting Summer 2022!
The ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).
Research demonstrates that new to practice nurses completing a structured and accredited residency program leads to:
Increase in competency
Reduction of error
Reduced self-reported stress
Increase in job satisfaction
Therefore, we are committed to supporting all registered nurses with under one year of experience through a nurse residency specialty track.
This exciting curriculum integrates:
Lecture and simulation education
Preceptor-led clinical experiences structured to foster critical thinking, evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, effective communication, quality and safety, and professional development.
The progressive care nurse resident will complete preceptor-led training on our intermediate or transitional level step-down units at our Newark or Wilmington campuses. The nurse resident completes preceptor-led training followed by continued residency meetings during months 6, 8, 10, and 12 to further develop as professional nurses and integral member of our caregiver team.
Upon completion of this program, participants will have built a strong foundation for nursing practice in a fast-paced, challenging environment, bridging care for medically complex patients outside of the Intensive Care Unit.
Nurse residents are required to pass State Boards and be licensed as a RN in the State of Delaware (or compact state) prior to starting position. Upon hire, a commitment agreement to work at the ChristianaCare will be signed. The agreement requires completion of a two years with the requirement to remain on the unit of hire for a minimum of 15 months. Individuals unable to fill this commitment will be charged $10,000.
Units available at this time (subject to change dependent upon the needs of the hospital):
6 South: Medical/Surgical Stepdown
3D/3C: Intermediate Medical Unit
Graduating from accredited nursing school before July 2022 (BSN Preferred)
Less than 12 months of nursing experience by the start of the program
Eligible for Delaware license as a Graduate Nurse/Registered Nurse or RN license from a compact state
How to apply
In the section "My Experience," on the application, be sure to upload your cover letter and transcripts in the section "Resume/CV/Other Documents." PDF format works best.
Submit a cover letter for the Progressive Care Nurse Residency expressing your interest in this specific program/specialty.
Please address your cover letter to Michele McHugh
Two clinical recommendations will be required, but not at the time of the application. If it is determined the minimum qualifications are met, a separate email will be sent from an outside vendor for you to provide us with your clinical instructors' information.
What to Expect After Application:
Communication from Talent Acquisition Team about specific next steps, including: video interview and clinical references
Digital real-time interviews
Offers to be made in stages following
If you have any issues with your application or any inquiries, please contact Cathleen Mengel, the Nurse Residency recruiter at .
It is important to note that the DE license process may take 6-8 weeks to complete and the failure to do so will directly impact employees' ability to start a position if an offer is made. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the DE Board of Nursing website and begin the fingerprinting and background check process immediately after you submit your application.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm... For full info follow application link.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.