Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ at UCHealth

Cohort start dates: February, July, August and October

Applications are accepted year-round for all cohorts.

  • Please apply early (e.g., 6 months prior to your preferred cohort before graduation and NCLEX licensure) to ensure that you have more options for unit matching.
  • Hired applicants are required to have a Colorado RN license or multi-state eNLC compact RN license and Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider certification by the program start date.
  • University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora
  • Broomfield Hospital
  • Highlands Ranch Hospital
  • Longs Peak Hospital, Longmont
  • Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins
  • Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland
  • Greeley Hospital
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center, Steamboat Springs

  • Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs
  • Memorial Hospital North, Colorado Springs
  • Grandview Hospital, Colorado Springs
  • Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, Woodland Park

Do you have further questions about our Nurse Residency program or application process?

Connect live with a New Graduate Nurse Residency programmatic recruiter any Friday from 1-2 p.m. MST.

CCNE Accredited

The employee-based UCHealth Nurse Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The accreditation status was awarded to University of Colorado Hospital in 2009 and 2014, expanding to the system-wide UCHealth Nurse Residency Program in 2019. The UCHealth Nurse Residency Program is one of under ten healthcare systems in the country to receive this recognition.