Save the date: Summer 2024 application period is now OPEN!
We're helping nursing grads transition from student to skilled practitioner with our New Graduate Nurse Residency Program!
Applications for the Summer 2024 Cohort of the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program are OPEN at the link HERE.
The application period will close at 5pm PST on Tuesday, March 5th.
Internal Sharp employees can apply using the Employee Job Search feature on the linked page, or via their Workday portal.
Any questions about the application? Email us at newgradRN@sharp.com!
Summer New Grad Residency 2024
Applications will be accepted for internal candidates from Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, at 8am PST. Applications will be open to externals from Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, at 8am PST. The application window for internals and externals will close on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, at 5pm PST.
Start your career off right
Moving from the classroom to the patient room is where the real work begins, but the learning never ends. At Sharp, we’ve designed a program that provides a flexible, supportive environment to help build the confidence you need to become the best nurse you can be.
The Sharp HealthCare New Graduate Nurse Residency program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency programs that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. Nurses in our program experience curricula that promotes the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high quality care.
Our comprehensive one-year program offers challenging and inspiring experiences, including:
- Celebrations for key milestones
- Classroom and simulation curriculum lessons
- Clinical and inter-professional experiences
- Individualized orientations
- Ongoing professional development
- Peer group support
- Reflective learning, journaling and self-care
- Support from mentors
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If you’re a nurse looking for the ideal health care system to build your career in Southern California, Learn more about our rating as the top health care system in Southern California for nurse satisfaction.
When does Sharp HealthCare hire new grad RNs?
We hire New Grads in cohorts, approximately three times a year. We typically have start dates in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Our upcoming Summer 2024 cohort will be posted in February with a start date in August.
Which units hire new grad RNs?
Many units across our acute care and specialty hospitals hire new grads with each cohort. The list of exactly which units will be hiring for the upcoming cohort will be published alongside the posting for the new grad positions.
How many positions will you be offering for your New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs?
The number of positions for each new graduate nurse residency program is based on current and projected staffing needs at the time of the new graduate recruitment.
What are the requirements for the New Graduate Nurse Residency positions?
- Must be a graduate of a U.S. state-approved and accredited nursing program
- Must have a current unencumbered California RN license by program start date (unless otherwise specified)
- Minimum ADN required; BSN preferred
- Must have a current BLS certification from the American Heart Association for Healthcare Provider
- Must have graduated no more than 18 months prior to the start of the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program
- Must have less than 12 months RN work experience by the program start date
- Once accepted into the Sharp New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, nurse residents are not eligible to apply to another position within the program.
Will my application be considered for both my preferred and alternate programs of interest?
Your application will be considered for the New Grad Residency Program that you have selected as your preferred program of interest. Your application for your alternate will be considered in the event the program you selected for your first choice is cancelled. Your application for your alternate may also be considered if the hiring manager has the capacity for additional candidates.
What is the timeline for Summer 2024 New Graduate Nurse Residency Program?
- Accepting applications: February 27th - March 5th 2024 for external applicants (Feb 20th - March 5th for internals)
- Interview period: April 2024
- Offers will be extended: May/June 2024
- Start Date(s): mid-August and mid-September (depending on the chosen program)
Can I apply for a New Grad position before I get my RN license?
Yes, you can apply before you have your California RN license and before you have graduated. However, you will need to have your California RN license by the start of the program. Please read the description of each program for specific start dates as this will vary.
I am a newly graduated RN and work as a nurse elsewhere. Am I still eligible to apply for a position?
To be eligible for our new graduate program, you must have less than 12 months of nursing experience by the program's start date. Once accepted into the Sharp New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, nurse residents are not eligible to apply to another position within the program.
Do I need to resubmit my documents if I have already submitted them in the past 12 months?
I'm a current Sharp employee. Do I need to apply through the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program?
Sharp employees must complete the New Graduate Nurse Residency application process in order to be considered for a new grad position. Employees can access the posting via the Employee Job Search found on the Careers homepage.
Do I need to be a California resident to apply?
No, out-of-state candidates are eligible for the program if they meet the position requirements.
Can I apply for other RN positions, such as clinical nurse openings?
Nurses with less than 1 year of clinical RN experience by the time of program start should apply through the New Graduate Nurse Residency program. Other clinical nurse or RN openings that do not have the indication as a New Grad RN position are for experienced RNs only, and will require robust clinical RN experience. The New Graduate program is designed to help you achieve the competencies to be successful in your career and gain that robust experience!
Once accepted into the Sharp New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, nurse residents are not eligible to apply to another position within the program.
How can I best prepare for my application and interview?
Here are some tips on how to stand out in your application and interview: New grad nurse residency application and interview tips
What documents do I need to submit?
All New Grad applicants must complete an online application and submit a resume. Cover letters are optional.
Can I email or fax my packet?
We are unable to accept documents in person, by regular/certified mail, fax or email. We will list instructions on how to submit your documents under the How to Apply section at the time of posting.
How can I confirm you received all of my application documents?
You can view your submitted documents by checking your attachments in your profile.
How do I follow up on the status of my application?
You can view the status of your application by logging in to your Sharp Workday account, clicking on Candidate Home, and viewing the job status of your submissions under Submitted Applications. The new graduate recruiter and/or hiring manager will contact any candidates selected to move forward via phone or email.
What if I am currently in the Sharp New Graduate Nurse Residency Program?
Congratulations on being selected as one of our New Graduate Nurse Residents! Once accepted into the Sharp New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, nurse residents are not eligible to apply to another position within the program.
How do I update or add documents (resume, certifications, or licensure) after I have submitted my application?
Unfortunately you won’t be able to make changes to your application once it has been submitted. If you have updated your resume or have obtained certifications or your license after applying, we recommend that you provide this information to the hiring team if you are contacted for an interview. We also recommend bringing an updated resume with you to the interview to ensure the hiring team has your current information.
If you have a question that wasn't covered here, please email us at newgradRN@sharp.com
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