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New Grad Nurse Residency

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 you build the confidence you need to become the best nurse you can be.

From acute care to ER and mental health nursing, our New Graduate Nurse Residency Program offers a wide range of opportunities that will cultivate your skills, experience and lifelong success in nursing.

Hands-on learning, full-time support.

Our comprehensive one-year program offers the choice of a unit-based or residency rotation track. Both tracks include challenging and inspiring experiences, including:

  • Celebrations for key milestones
  • Classroom and simulation curriculum lessons
  • Clinical and interdisciplinary experiences
  • Individualized orientations
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Peer group support
  • Reflective learning, journaling and self-care
  • Support from mentors

Application periods.

Applications for our Summer 2019 New Graduate Nurse Residency Program will be accepted on the following dates:

  • Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at 12 pm PST through Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at 5 pm PST.

The application schedule is as follows:

  • Application period: Feb. 18 to 25
  • Applications reviewed: February through March
  • Interviews: April through June
  • Positions start: August through October

Requisition 93681 Clinical Nurse RN New Grad

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Start date: Aug. 12, 2019

  • Emergency department
  • Intensive care unit (available to current Sharp employees only; requisition 93544)


Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Start date: Oct. 6, 2019

  • Behavioral health
  • Cardiac progressive care unit
  • Emergency department
  • GI/GU
  • Medical intensive care unit
  • Observation unit
  • Oncology progressive care unit/telemetry
  • Orthopedic/surgical progressive care unit
  • Pulmonary/CHF progressive care unit
  • Surgery (OR)
  • Surgical intensive care unit


Sharp Memorial Hospital

Start date: Aug. 12, 2019

  • Acute rehab
  • Adult services - medical surgical
  • Adult services - progressive care unit
  • Emergency department
  • Medical intensive care unit


New Grad Nurse Residency Program FAQs

When does Sharp HealthCare hire new grad RNs?

Which units hire new grads?

What are the differences between the two program tracks?

How many positions will you be offering for your New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs?

What are the requirements for the New Graduate Nurse Residency positions?

Will my application be considered for both my first and second choice?

What is the timeline for the Summer 2019 New Graduate Nurse Residency Program?

Can I apply for a New Grad position before I get my RN license?

I am a newly graduated RN and work as a nurse elsewhere. Am I still eligible to apply for a position?

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?

Do I need to be a California resident to apply?

Can I apply for other RN positions, such as clinical nurse openings?

What documents do I need to submit?

Can I email or fax my packet?

How can I confirm you received all of my application documents?

I’ve received an email asking me to self-identify however the link doesn’t work. What do I do?

How do I follow up on the status of my application?


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