New Graduates

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New graduates are any nursing students who anticipate graduating within the next three months, or any registered professional nurse with less than one year of nursing experience. All new graduates will be automatically enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program upon hire.

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APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS FOR NEW GRADS

Complete the online application for new graduate nurses using requisition #23134 or clink on the link. Do not apply more than three months before you graduate.

You will receive an auto-generated email that your application has been received.

The Nursing Recruiter Team may contact you for more information.

You are required to bring in a letter of recommendation from a clinical instructor to the interview or note an email for a clinical instructor on the application under Personal references. This is in addition to a list of references from a previous employer or co-worker.

Once decision is made after your interview you will be notified of the results.

Satisfactory clearances from Security, Employee Health Service and Human Resources must be completed BEFORE date of hire.

Current American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) BLS must be presented to Center for Learning (CLD) on second day of orientation. If BLS expires in the month of hire, contact CLD at 518 262-3705 to attend a BLS course, at no expense, BEFORE date of hire.

Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency program reunites newly-licensed nurses for three sessions over the first year at five, nine and twelve months after hire to discuss their experiences in transitioning from student to professional nurse. Through facilitated group activities and discussions, we identify successes, conflicts, and concerns and provide a forum for sharing strategies and analyzing case studies. This aids in the development of critical thinking skills to increase confidence and actualization of the nursing role. THIS IS NOT A SKILLS OR SIM LAB EXPERIENCE.

The goals of the program are:

  • To promote the art of nursing through practice of non-technical skills such as communication, critical thinking, and advocacy.
  • To cultivate clinical inquiry and judgment, prompting the nurse to question practice and explore evidence based practice for meeting patient needs.
  • To inspire confidence, care, and commitment to lifelong learning and excellence in patient care.
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