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Graduate Nurse Residency Program

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The Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­den­cy Pro­gram at Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal is a one-year pro­gram for grad­u­ate nurs­es to take their skills and knowl­edge to the next lev­el, bridg­ing the tran­si­tion between grad­u­a­tion and clin­i­cal excel­lence. This unique pro­gram is adapt­ed each year with the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion to meet the needs of the stu­dents and the hospital. 

In addi­tion to Hos­pi­tal, Clin­i­cal, and Nurs­ing Ori­en­ta­tion, Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dents will have depart­ment-spe­cif­ic train­ing and be part­nered with an expe­ri­enced Pre­cep­tor. Pre­cep­tors guide the new nurs­es on their path to become qual­i­ty care­givers, giv­ing them sup­port where they need it the most. Pre­cep­tors pro­vide the day-to-day atten­tion that helps Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dents find answers to their ques­tions, learn to use their crit­i­cal think­ing skills to improve patient care, and ulti­mate­ly achieve clin­i­cal auton­o­my.

Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dents also find guid­ance through the Ivin­son Men­tor Pro­gram. Grad­u­ates of for­mer GN class­es will be paired with the Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dents as a resource and col­league. These Men­tors are a sound­ing board for the new nurse and a bridge to devel­op­ing rela­tion­ships with co-work­ers on oth­er depart­ments. The Men­tor’s friend­ship and extra per­spec­tive help the Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dent on their jour­ney as they join our Plan­e­tree fam­i­ly.

Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dents will par­tic­i­pate in hands-on sim­u­la­tions and sem­i­nars con­duct­ed by Ivin­son’s own physi­cians and staff. This state-of-the-art cur­ricu­lum is designed to engage the Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dents in learn­ing an advanced clin­i­cal skill set and devel­op­ing work­ing rela­tion­ships with the med­ical staff. This cus­tom pro­gram is unique to Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal, and its suc­cess is found in the excep­tion­al care our patients have come to expect. 

apply to the program

Ivin­son active­ly recruits grad­u­ate nurs­es for the Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­den­cy Pro­gram every spring. Grad­u­ate nurs­es are encour­aged to com­plete the Grad­u­ate Nurse appli­ca­tion post­ed on the careers page. Depart­ments will con­duct group and indi­vid­ual inter­views with poten­tial can­di­dates and if select­ed, grad­u­ate nurs­es will begin the Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­den­cy mid-sum­mer.

Addi­tion­al­ly, Ivin­son con­sid­ers grad­u­ate nurs­es for open Reg­is­tered Nurse posi­tions through­out the year, depend­ing on the needs of the depart­ments. To deter­mine if a depart­ment will con­sid­er a Grad­u­ate Nurse for their open posi­tion, email Human Resources. To apply, upcom­ing or recent grad­u­ates should com­plete the Grad­u­ate Nurse appli­ca­tion or any oth­er open nurs­ing posi­tion of inter­est post­ed on the web­site and be sure to include their grad­u­a­tion or expect­ed grad­u­a­tion date. Grad­u­ate Nurse Res­i­dents may enter the pro­gram in June or January. 

continuing education

Ivin­son rec­og­nizes that a knowl­edge­able employ­ee is an asset that paves the way to excel­lence. With the chang­ing nature of med­i­cine, Ivin­son encour­ages employ­ees to con­stant­ly grow both per­son­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly and con­tin­ue their edu­ca­tion. A vari­ety of schol­ar­ships are avail­able to qual­i­fied employ­ees to assist in their edu­ca­tion­al endeav­ors. Schol­ar­ship recip­i­ents attend con­fer­ences, sem­i­nars, and accred­it­ed cours­es and pro­grams, advanc­ing their own skill set and bring­ing new skills to advance the health­care options at Ivin­son.

The Lunch and Learn series invites cur­rent staff and knowl­edge­able com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to share their exper­tise with hos­pi­tal staff. This suc­cess­ful pro­gram address­es the needs of our employ­ees on a diverse range of sub­jects, from ben­e­fits and com­put­er train­ing to advanced clin­i­cal top­ics.

Ivin­son also pro­vides paid med­ical cer­ti­fi­ca­tion cours­es includ­ing Basic Life Sup­port, Advanced Car­diac Life Sup­port, and Basic Elec­tro­car­dio­g­ra­phy. Advanced and spe­cial­ized cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, such as for Pro­ce­dur­al Seda­tion, Pedi­atric Advanced Life Sup­port, and Mandt help employ­ees expand their abil­i­ties in their field and increase their com­pe­tence in areas that will sup­port their suc­cess and growth.