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What are the requirements for the Adult Hospital 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 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) 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.

Summer 2020 Cohort:

  • Last day for NCLEX completion is June 12, 2020.
  • A CA RN license must be posted on the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) by June 22, 2020.

What is the timeline for the Adult Hospital Summer 2020 New Graduate Nurse Residency Program?

  • Application window opens at 8 a.m. on March 9, 2020 and closes at 8 a.m. on March 13, 2020.
    • Please make sure to visit the “How to Apply” section of this Residency Program website.
  • Interviews and job offers will take place between April 6, 2020 and May 15, 2020.
  • The program begins on July 2, 2020.

I’m a current or former Loma Linda University Health employee. Do I need to apply through the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program 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 New Graduate Nurse Residency Program in order to be considered.

When does Loma Linda University Health hire new graduate RNs for the Adult Hospital?

  • In 2020, new graduate nurses will be hired three times per year. The 2020 Cohorts are Spring (April), Summer (July), and Fall (October).
  • Please check the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program in the future for any updates on dates and opportunities.

Which units hire new graduate RNs?

  • The acute care, rehab, intensive care, operating room in the Adult Hospital divisions and the adult and youth/young adolescent units from the Behavioral Medicine Center all participate in the residency program. However, unit availability is based on vacancy and facility needs.

Where does the program offer placement?

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Loma Linda University East Campus Hospital
  • Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

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 New Graduate Nurse 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 New Graduate Nurse Residency Program.