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New Graduate RN Residency: Metro Denver

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 165198
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2024

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Position: RN Graduate – practice specialty designation upon interview and hire
Summary: Hired and enrolled for the first 12 months of practice in the UCHealth Nurse Residency Program in accordance with applicable scope, standards of practice and within the policies, values, and mission of the organization
Work Schedule: Full Time - rotating to night shift or unit specific schedule, 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

At UCHealth, We Improve Lives

Picture yourself on a dynamic team improving lives in the following way(s):

  • Provides top of scope practice in direct patient care utilizing the nursing process
  • Values a multidisciplinary team approach to achieve exceptional outcomes 
  • Prioritizes wellness, a patient perspective and evidence-based practice
  • Models proficiency through precepting those new to healthcare and/or UCHealth 
  • Welcomes new knowledge in a fast paced, innovative clinical environment 
  • Contributes to secure safety and quality at the point of care 

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)

Specialty Units:

Broomfield Hospital:

  • MSPCU - Medical Surgical Progressive Care 
  • Rehabilitation

Longs Peak Hospital:

  • MSPCU - Medical Surgical Progressive Care 
  • Medical Oncology

Highlands Ranch Hospital:

  • ICU – Intensive Care 
  • Acute Care Specialty Units
  • Oncology

 University of Colorado Hospital:

Acute Care Specialty Units:

  • Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE)
  • Surgical Trauma
  • Surgical Oncology
  • 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)
  • Oncology
  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Transplant, Hepatology, and Thoracic Surgery (THTSU)

Perioperative Division:

  • Inpatient PACU
  • Operating Room (OR)

Critical Care Specialty Intensive of Progressive Care Units:

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

Women’s and Infants Specialty Units:

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

Emergency Department

Enterprise Float Pool

CeDAR– Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation

Blood Disorders Center – Ambulatory

Cancer Care Infusion – Ambulatory


  • Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing 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 RatePay rate for this position is: $32.01 - 37.06 / hour based on RN Graduate Specialty upon hire

Questions? Please, contact new graduate residency program Recruiters:

[email protected]

[email protected]

We improve lives. In big ways through learning, healing, and discovery. In small, personal ways through human connection. But in all ways, we improve lives.

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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.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

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.

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