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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.

2016 Program dates/deadlines

  • Application window opens Monday, October 5, 2015
  • Application window closes Friday, November 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. Denver time
  • Updates on applications will be given the week of December 11, 2015 (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 4 through January 15, 2016
  • Updates on interviews will be given the week of January 18, 2016
  • Application window opens Monday, March 14
  • Application window closes Friday, April 15 at 5 p.m. Denver time
  • Updates on applications will be given the week of May 9 (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 19 through June 3
  • Updates on interviews will be given the week of June 13
  • Application window opens Monday, June 13
  • Application window closes Thursday, July 14 at 5 p.m. Denver time
  • Updates on applications will be given the week of August 15 (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 18 through September 2
  • Updates on interviews will be given the week of September 5

Application information

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

 

Offers are contingent and are not considered official until the following items are received:  

  • Final, "official" transcripts from your school with BSN graduation date
  • Current American Heart Association BLS card. Card must be current for 60 days from the program start date.
  • Passing a post-offer, pre-employment health screen and completion of Hospital background check  
  • Successful completion of the NCLEX exam. Candidates for the February 2016 program are highly encouraged to take the NCLEX prior to January 22, 2016.
  • Colorado RN Licensure or a RN licensure from a participating state in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Colorado (or compact state) RN licensure must be verified by Wednesday February 17, 2016.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for a Colorado licensure when they apply to take the NCLEX. Endorsements from outside Colorado are not recommended due to the length of time they take to complete.  

 

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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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