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New Graduate RN Residency: Denver Metro

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 76649
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2023

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New Graduate Nurse Residency Program at UCHealth in METRO Denver

Position: RN Graduate
Summary: Enrolled in a Nurse Residency Program, provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Work Schedule: Full Time Rotating or unit specific, .9 FTE (72 hours per pay period)
Location: METRO Denver
· Broomfield Hospital (Broomfield, CO)
· Highlands Ranch Hospital (Highlands Ranch, CO)
· Longs Peak Hospital (Longmont, CO)
· University of Colorado Hospital (Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO)

For complete information about the Nurse Residency Program and application process at UCHealth, please visit:

Units Hiring for the July and August 2023 cohorts (subject to change):

Broomfield Hospital:

  • Rehabilitation

Longs Peak Hospital:

  • Medical Oncology

Highlands Ranch Hospital:

  • ICU
  • Med/Surg Acute Care
  • Medical
  • Med/ Surg Oncology

University of Colorado Hospital:

  • Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE)
  • Surgical Trauma 
  • Blood Disorders Center
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Burn Center
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU)
  • CeDAR
  • Emergency Department
  • Float Pool
  • Labor and Delivery (L&D)
  • Medical Acute Care Unit (MAC)
  • Medicine Health Services (MHSU)
  • Medicine Specialties (MDSS)
  • Mom/Baby unit (MBU)
  • Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • Neuro ICU
  • Neurosciences
  • Oncology
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Trauma ICU (STICU)
  • Transplant, Hepatology, and Thoracic Surgery (THTSU)

Unit Descriptions:


  • Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources
  • Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Assists with collaborating as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral, and spiritual/psycho-social support needs.
  • Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing (BSN) program.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire; all renewals must be completed through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
  • Preferred Qualifications for University of Colorado Hospital’s Critical Care RN Graduate Residency Program: Paid or unpaid clinical experience in adult critical care.

Pay Rate:
The pay rate for this position is: $31.00 / hour, with an increase after six months in this position

Questions? Please contact: [email protected] | [email protected]

UCHealth offers a Five-Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

Benefits Summary:
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

Loan Repayment:
UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program! UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi. Once the application window is closed, and your multi-step application document is verified to meet all the above criteria by Human Resources you will receive a confirmation from the Talent Acquisition team with additional Cohort information and instruction.

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