Thank you for your interest in our New Graduate Nurse Residency program. We seek qualified individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the mission of Loma Linda University Health. We offer four cohorts per year: winter, spring, summer and fall. Applications are only accepted during the Open Application periods.
On the application, you will be able to indicate which unit you are applying for. You may only apply for two clinical pathways. View the departments participating in the Residency program.
The minimum documents that must be received by all applicants are:
- Cover letter
- Resume or CV
- Two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors or an employer, preferably on letterhead
When are the open application periods for 2020?
April cohort: December 9 - 13, 2019
July cohort : March 9 - 13, 2020
October cohort: June 22 - 26, 2020
January 2021 cohort: September 14-18, 2020
What is the minimum degree requirement to apply?
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) or Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) are the required degree programs.
- If you have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) and will be graduating/completing a BSN Degree prior to the cohort/program start date, you will be considered and thus can apply.
I am in a nursing program that allows me to take the NCLEX before receiving my diploma. Would I still be eligible to apply to the new graduate residency program?
In order to be considered, you must have your BSN or MSN degree and nursing license before the beginning of the program.
Do I need to be a California resident to apply?
No, As long as position requirements have been met all eligible candidates will be considered.
Can I still apply to the new graduate nurse residency program if I am working as a nurse elsewhere?
If you have less than 12 months of hospital RN experience, you are eligible to apply.
If I have previously applied to this program for a different cohort, do I need to reapply again to be considered for the upcoming cohort?
Yes. To be eligible for an upcoming cohort, you must reapply.