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What are the requirements for the Adult RN Residency positions?

  • Must be a graduate of a U.S. state-approved and accredited nursing program.
  • Must have a current, unencumbered California Registered Nurse (RN) license by the program start date (unless otherwise specified).
  • Must have a completed Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) by the program start date.
  • Must have a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers card (certification) issued by the American Heart Association, no exceptions.
  • Must have less than 12 months of RN hospital work experience by the start of the program.

I’m a current or former Loma Linda University Health employee. Do I need to apply through the Adult RN Residency in order to be considered for a new graduate RN position?

  • Yes, all current and/or former employees must complete an online application and apply specifically to the Adult RN Residency in order to be considered.

Which units hire new graduate RNs?

  • The Emergency Department (ED), Acute Care, Rehab, Intensive Care, PeriAnesthesia and Operating Room in the Adult Hospital divisions and the adult and youth/young adolescent units from the Behavioral Medicine Center participate in the residency program. In addition, the ED, Intensive Care Unit, Telemetry/PCU, Medical-Surgical (Oncology), Medical-Surgical (Orthopedics) at the Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta participate in the residency program. However, unit availability is based on vacancy and facility needs.

If I state a specific unit in my application, does that guarantee me a position in that stated unit/department?

No – Due to limited availability it is possible that your application will go to another unit/department that you did not state in your application. If you receive a phone call offering you an interview and/or a position, that means your first choice is no longer available.

Where does the program offer placement?

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Loma Linda University East Campus Hospital
  • Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center
  • Loma Linda University Surgical Hospital
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta

How long is the program and is it a paid program?

  • It is a paid, year-long program with employee benefits.

Can I apply for other RN positions listed on the LLUH careers/jobs website?

  • If you are a new graduate nurse with less than 12 months of RN hospital experience, you must apply through the Adult RN Residency Program in order to be considered for an RN job opportunity. The program is designed to help you gain the skill set and competencies to be successful. We recommend that you not apply for any other RN openings as these positions require hospital experience.
  • If you have at least 12 months of hospital RN experience, please visit our careers/jobs page in order view current RN job openings outside of this Adult RN Residency Program.