Nurse Residency Program: Float Pool Track

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Senior Nursing Students, Nurse Graduates and new RN's, it is time to apply for our  Nurse Residency Program: Float Pool Track!  This is a rolling application available for all start dates.

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.

We know through empirical research, graduate nurses who go through a residency program have a higher success rate in practice. Therefore, we are committed to supporting all nurses with under a year of experience through a nurse residency program!

This exciting 12 month program integrates educational components with up to 18 weeks of preceptor-led clinical experiences on the medical, surgical and step-down units at the Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals. The Float Pool supports 40 nursing units that serve a wide variety of complex diagnoses. Nurses having completed the internship will have built a strong foundation for nursing practice in multiple fast-paced, challenging environments. Training will encompass ACLS, dysrhythmia training and step-down competencies. In return for the comprehensive orientation and training, an employment agreement will be required upon completion of the training program.

The Float Pool Nurse Residency program will have preceptor led clinical training through multiple units, and independent practice supplemented with professional development courses. Upon successful completion of the program you will float between our Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals on medical, surgical, step-down and transitional care units. This program is followed by continued residency meetings during months 8, 10, and 12 to further develop as professional nurses and integral members of our caregiver team.

Nurse residents are required to pass State Boards and be licensed as a RN in the State of Delaware 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.

Graduating from accredited nursing school (BSN Preferred)
BLS required
Less than 12 months of nursing experience by the start of the program
Eligible for Delaware license as a Graduate Nurse/Registered Nurse

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 Float Pool Nurse Residency expressing your interest in this specific program/specialty.
Please address your Float Pool Nurse Residency letter to Colleen Mcnellis-Haraldsson
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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.

hat to Expect After Application:
Communication from Talent Acquisition Team about specific next steps, including: video interview and clinical references
Applications to be sent for review by residency coordinators
Offers to be made once all scheduled interviews are completed.

We are conducting in- person interviews every Wednesday and Thursday so be sure to complete the required steps to be seen by a hiring manager!

To be interviewed you must have completed:
One video on-demand interview through HireVue and have both clinical instructor references completed.

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.

Post End DateJul 26, 2024

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Job Posting: 1273013

Posted On: May 27, 2024

Updated On: Jun 04, 2024

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