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New Grad Registered Nurse (RN) - Nurse Residency Program 2023 - All Areas

Registered Nurse • Job ID: R0039333
Thank you for considering a New Grad RN position at UVA Health! As you begin your Nursing career, we know there are many options to choose from. At UVA Health we hire New Graduate RNs into inpatient units within the main hospital as well as outpatient roles at our Children's Hospital and ambulatory clinics. Please complete this one application and someone will connect with you to discuss your area of interest.UVA Health offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Long-term and Short-term Disability, Retirement Savings Plans, and Flexible Spending Accounts.Additionally, the New Graduate Nurse Incentive Program is designed to provide additional financial support through your first 3 years of practice. You will be eligible for up to $15,000 (before taxes). $5,000.00 paid on your first paycheck to help cover relocation, NCLEX prep/testing, etc., and $5,000 is paid after your 2nd and 3rd work anniversaries.New Grad RNs are automatically enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program upon hire. This year-long program will help establish the foundation of clinical skills you will need throughout your career. Monthly classes supplement your clinical unit-based orientation providing didactic, evidence-based content essential to developing clinicians, as well as peer discussion about transition-to-practice issues. You are automatically enrolled in the NRP regardless of which unit you are hired into.For more information, visit professional nurse, focused primarily on developing knowledge and skills. Provides safe patient care at a basic level and shows growth in ability to care for increasingly complex patients. Manages care and implements treatment plans at a basic skill level in collaboration with patients, their families, physicians and other members of the health care team. Requires consultation with more experienced clinicians and benefits from feedback. This job description integrates the ANA 2015 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015), and the UVA Nursing Professional Practice Model. ANA Scope and Standards of Practice definition of nursing:Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.Relationship Based Care - Self and Colleagues: reflects the influence of the nurse’s relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.Relationship Based Care - Patients and Families: reflects the influence of the nurse’s relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.Expert Caring: encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating and implementation of careEmpowered Leaders: demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance.Lifelong Learners: encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification, internal and external learning opportunities and recognizes the value of external professional organizations. Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.Quality Achievement: includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities and commitment to standard work. Innovation: is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research.In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.Position Compensation Range: $31.00 - $51.15 HourlyMINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required within 5 years of hire.Experience: No experience required.Licensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.PHYSICAL DEMANDSJob requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling and bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.COVID Vaccination Requirement and GuidelinesPlease visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.
Active 4 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
$31.00 - $51.15

Successful Careers for New Nurses

For many graduating nurses, the first step from classroom to career can feel like it’s the steepest. But when you start your nursing career at UVA Health, you’ll have everything you need to succeed early and throughout your career.

Nurturing professional growth, molding young clinicians, and advancing medical care are all at the core of our nationally renowned academic health system. But what truly sets our nursing culture apart is how we lead with H.E.A.R.T.:

HIRING: We seek to attract and hire a compassionate nurse — one who is curious, engaged, and dedicated to providing expert care.

ENGAGEMENT: We promote positive practice environments that allow our nurses to work well together, be successful, and have fun.

ALIGNMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY: We set clear expectations of every nurse at every level, and each of us must strive to achieve our established goals.

RETENTION: By living by our core values, we foster an equitable, respectful, and learning culture that makes our nurses want to continue working with us.

TEAM: Exceptional patient care requires us to prioritize interprofessional collaboration and value each team member's unique role.

When you begin your nursing career here, whether as an extern or in our Nurse Residency Program, you’ll find clinical colleagues, preceptors, and mentors who are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential. And you’ll work in an advanced medical system that offers unlimited career paths, resources to continue your professional growth, and lucrative compensation and extraordinary benefits designed to enhance your overall wellness.

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How The Nurse Residency Program Shapes Careers

RN Residency participants

UVA Health is heavily invested in our nurses. The level of attention we give to personal and professional satisfaction makes this such a rewarding place to begin or continue a nursing career.

-Kathy Baker, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer

The Nurse Residency Program was a tremendous stepping stone for me as I began my nursing career. It really added an extra layer of education and clinical training that gave me the confidence to excel.

-Former Nurse Resident

Nurses need to have the tools, the skills and knowledge to be the leaders in our healthcare system and to drive the change that we need to transform health care.

-Dr. Clareen Wiencek, Advanced Program Director

Stop by and visit our representative at these school sponsored events:

  • 3/29/23 Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • 4/12-4/16/23 National Student Nurse Association
  • 4/16/23 UVA Health Nursing Career Fair


Join UVA and Enjoy:


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  • The highest starting nurse salaries we’ve ever offered
  • $15K Incentive Bonus with $5K paid in your first paycheck
  • Tremendous full-time benefits, including health, dental, vision, and a superior retirement savings program
  • Generous paid time off


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  • Self-scheduling
  • Dedicated onboarding and preceptorship from our team of Magnet®-designated nurses
  • Opportunities to explore and discover your professional passions across our comprehensive health system


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  • Nurse Residency Program to bridge your transition from student to practicing nurse
  • Clinician 1 Transition-To-Practice Mentorship Program
  • Clinical Career Ladder to help guide our young nurses on their career journeys


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  • Continuing education assistance, certification pay, and tuition reimbursement
  • Promotion to Clinician 2 with a 5% pay raise upon completion of Nurse Residency Program
  • And much more

Nurse Residency Program (NRP) Overview

UVA Health’s NRP is a one-year program designed to support associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree nurses thrive in their transition into their nursing careers. Our program focuses on three areas critical to the nursing practice and the success of nurses, including leadership, patient outcomes, and the professional role of a nurse. Throughout your year-long orientation, you’ll have monthly classes featuring evidence-based content essential to developing clinicians, peer discussion about transition-to-practice issues, and dialogue with UVA content experts to expand your clinical knowledge.

It's our goal to help rising nurses thrive early in their career journey. Our thoughtful and attentive orientation offers protected time to get acclimated into your role and understand your practice setting. You’ll receive extraordinary guidance with an extended preceptorship from our Magnet®-designated nurse staff. And you’ll benefit from our extensive educational and professional training resources.

Our nurse residents don’t just train for success; they contribute to it. As nurse resident in our NRP, you’ll immediately become a member of the Nursing Professional Governance Organization (NPGO). As a valued member of our professional nursing staff, you’ll be empowered to contribute your voice and make a positive difference in patient outcomes by working with other UVA Health nurses to establish professional standards of clinical practice and professional development. Like all UVA Health nurses, you will have access to innovative programs that foster camaraderie through continued education, training, and professional advancement opportunities.

UVA Health offers outstanding clinical preparation for current nursing students through our paid summer Nurse Externship program. If you’ve got a summer between now and your graduation, this externship is a great way to gain valuable experience working alongside our nationally renowned care teams.

Experience the pride that comes with working with a national leader in medical care, research, and innovation. Let us help you take the first step into a nursing career with infinite possibilities at UVA Health.

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UVA Health System has one of the nation’s most diverse workforces. We are a close-knit, collaborative team that values the expertise, opinions and contributions of our staff. Our proven patient-first focus drives everything we do and fuels our many accomplishments — from Magnet® designation for our nurses to national recognitions as a top hospital and employer (Magnet is a registered trademark of the American Nurses Credentialing Center).

Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.

UVA Health Quality & Safety

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At UVA, delivering the highest-quality, most advanced and safest healthcare to our patients is our top priority. That’s why we never stop striving to make our best better. As a leading healthcare institution, our goal is to be the safest place in America to receive care and to work, because patient and team member safety is essential to providing the best healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a fluid situation. At UVA Health, we've been on the frontlines since the beginning. Nurses, researchers, doctors — we've all been doing our part to halt the virus. This effort is part of our longstanding commitment to provide care you can count on.