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Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Nurse Residency Program

At University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver

Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Nurse Residency program

For additional information, visit our FAQs page or submit questions to the Residency Program mailbox.

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You’ve done it. You just dedicated years to learning how to fulfill your dream—becoming the best nurse possible. What’s next? How do you make that all-important transition from student to professional nurse?

Our nationally-accredited Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program is the transition that will make the critical difference in your career.

As a new RN in our Nurse Residency Program, you will receive the education and support necessary to develop the judgment, skill and knowledge you’ll need to become the highest caliber nurse. A lofty goal – yet a very achievable one – our Magnet status guarantees you will be mentored by the best, most highly educated nurses in Colorado and the country. This invaluable program will enable a clear career path into acute care nursing. In fact, many graduates of this esteemed program have gone on to become charge nurses, nurse educators, preceptors and more.

Enrollees in our program receive a year of post-baccalaureate education, comprised of:

  • 12-24 weeks of orientation & precepted experience on the clinical unit of hire
  • Paid specialty courses (part of your 36-hour work week) designed for your specific unit occurring throughout the year
  • Paid monthly Nurse Residency Seminars, providing additional curriculum and mentoring support

Our program is facilitated by expert nurses with special emphasis on:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Written & verbal communication skills
  • Research-based practice
  • Patient safety
  • Professional career development

When you successfully complete the program, you can look forward to a second year of employment at our renowned hospital.

2015 Program dates/deadlines

  • Application window opens Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Application window closes Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. Denver time
  • Updates on applications will be given the week of December 29, 2014 (We kindly ask for your patience as we complete this process. Everyone who has applied will receive an update around this time.)
  • Interviews will take place from January 5 through January 16, 2015
  • Updates on interviews will be given the week of January 26, 2015
  • Application window opens Monday, March 16
  • Application window closes Thursday, April 16 at 5 p.m. Denver time
  • Updates on applications will be given the week of May 18 (We kindly ask for your patience as we complete this process. Everyone who has applied will receive an update around this time.)
  • Interviews will take place from May 21 through June 5
  • Updates on interviews will be given the week of June 15
  • Application window opens Monday, June 15
  • Application window closes Wednesday, July 15 at 5 p.m. Denver time
  • Updates on applications will be given the week of August 17 (We kindly ask for your patience as we complete this process. Everyone who has applied will receive an update around this time.)
  • Interviews will take place from August 20 through September 4
  • Updates on interviews will be given the week of September 14

Application information

To be considered, all parts of the application must be received online by the application deadline.

 

 

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Our Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program is a nationally accredited program.


 

UCH's Nurse Graduate Residency Program partners with University of Colorado's College of Nursing

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