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New Graduate RN Residency: Metro Denver

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 136879
Date Posted: Nov 6, 2023

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Position: RN Graduate – practice specialty designation upon hire
Summary: Hired and enrolled in the UCHealth 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, 0.9 FTE (72 hours per pay period)

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

New Graduate Residency Program: UCHealth

Location: The Metro Denver Region includes the following Hospitals -

Broomfield Hospital (Broomfield, CO)
Longs Peak Hospital (Longmont, CO)
Highlands Ranch Hospital (Highlands Ranch, CO)
University of Colorado Hospital (Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO)

Available Specialty Positions (subject to change / update):

Broomfield Hospital:

  • MSPCU - Medical Surgical Progressive Care Unit
  • Rehabilitation

Longs Peak Hospital:

  • MSPCU - Medical Surgical Progressive Care Unit
  • Medical Oncology

Highlands Ranch Hospital:

  • ICU – Intensive Care Unit
  • Acute Care Specialty Units
  • Med / Surg Oncology

University of Colorado Hospital:

Acute Care Specialty Units:

  • Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE)
  • Behavioral Health - Psych Inpatient Unit
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) - Oncology Specialty: Hematologic Malignancies & BMT
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Acute Care Unit (MAC)
  • Medicine Health Services (MHSU)
  • Medicine Specialties (MDSS) and Transition Specialties Unit (TSU)
  • Neurosciences
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Surgical Trauma
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Transplant, Hepatology, and Thoracic Surgery (THTSU)

Perioperative Division:

  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) - Inpatient
  • Operating Room (OR)

Critical Care Specialty Units:

  • Burn Center – Critical Care and Acute Care
  • Cardiac ICU (CICU)
  • Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU)
  • Medical ICU (MICU)
  • Medical Surgical Progressive Care Unit (MSPCU)
  • Neuro ICU
  • Surgical Trauma ICU (STICU)
  • Surgical Progressive Care Unit (SPCU)

Women’s and Infants Specialty Units:

  • Labor and Delivery (L&D)
  • Mom-Baby unit (MBU)
  • Neonatal ICU (NICU)

Emergency Department

Enterprise Float Pool

CeDAR – Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation


  • Blood Disorders Center 
  • Cancer Care Infusion 

Unit Descriptions:


  • Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources
  • Monitors, documents, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Collaborates 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 and valid 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 - $34.73 / hour based on RN Graduate Specialty upon hire.

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 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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