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RN - Graduate Nurse Residency Program

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Job ID: 8170
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


Nurse Residency positions open for newly graduated nurses at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington!

Posting is Open from April 2, 2020 to April 25, 2021 - late applications will not be accepted. 

This is an exciting opportunity for new graduates to train in a specialty area where passion and nursing excellence come together. The Nurse Residency Program transitions new graduate nurses to competent nursing practice supported by evidence-based curriculum reflecting our Mission, Vision, and Values. Our 12-month program focuses on leadership, patient outcomes and professionalism. 

To qualify for this program:  you must be a new graduate RN who has been licensed for less than 12 months, with less than 6 months of Acute Care experience as an RN. 

To be considered for the program you must:

1. Complete an online application

 (upload the following in "Attachments" section on your application)

2. Resume 

3. Cover letter

4. Healthcare provider BLS card

5. Clinical Narrative - Submit a clinical narrative of 1 page or less. (This needs to be uploaded into your profile/application in the Attachments section and in drop down, select Clinical Narrative). A clinical narrative is a story about a clinical event or situation that was meaningful for you and taught you something about the role of a professional nurse. Some possible topics include: 

  • A specific clinical experience where your interventions made a difference in outcome for the patient 
  • A clinical experience that was especially challenging and how it impacted your practice 
  • A clinical situation that went differently than you expected 

Program Timeline / Step-by Step Process: 

  • April 2nd - May 7th – Screening Process.  References requested via Skill Survey for those moving forward in the process.  Skill Survey is an online reference tool. References must be completed by Monday, May 10th. Candidates will be asked to provide 4 professional references. Candidates will need the email addresses or cell phone numbers of these references to enter online. 
  • Week of May 17th – Interviews will be held (may be held via online interview platform)
  • Start Dates for positions offered will be July 2021 through August 2021.
  • Residency Seminars to begin Fall 2021 

Position Commitments: 

  • Ability to work 32 to 40 hours per week.
  • Available to work 8- or 12-Hour Shifts. 
  • Available to work Day, Evening, or Night Shift
  • Flexible to work any day of the week as schedules rotate.
  • Able to participate in all program activities throughout the 12-month period. 
  • Signing a two year commitment agreement
  • Clinical Instructor and employment references will be required. 

Positions available vary per program. Opportunities offered may include:  Medical, Surgical, Telemetry, Emergency and ICU



  • Current Washington RN license required prior to start date.
  • Provider BLS from the American Heart Association prior to start date. 


BSN preferred. If ADN graduate, commitment to enroll into a BSN program within 3 years is preferred. 

Job Description with complete list of duties will be provided. Hourly compensation starts at $38.85.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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