Application Process

Interested applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have a Registered Nursing license from an accredited Nursing Program recognized by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in the state of Oregon prior to the start date of the Nurse Residency program.

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all Nurses:

  • Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA).
    • MSN accepted in lieu of BSN, if undergraduate degree is other than nursing
    • Current RN HMC employees as of 1/27/2020 will be grandfathered back to the previous education requirement at their time of original hire
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license acquired by the start date.
  • Current BLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) by the start date.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
  • ACLS, PALS and/or NRP preferred on hire and certification required within 6 months of hire according to the department specification requirements:
    • ED, ICU and Cath Lab – Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS)
    • ED – Pediatric Advanced  Life Support certification (PALS)
    • NICU and LDRP – Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Additional admission qualifications:

  • Registered Nursing (RN) license in Oregon by Sept. 1 for the Fall Cohort and March 1 by the Spring Cohort start dates.
  • Attending either a virtual or on-site interview.
  • A signed contractual work agreement. This commitment is in exchange for worked hours for a specified period of time within the specialty department following the conclusion of the training program.

Pre-licensure applications accepted:

Current nursing students are encouraged to apply while they are in their senior or final year of school prior to graduation and may apply for a residency position prior to sitting for the NCLEX.

An offer of acceptance into the Nurse Residency Program may be extended to pre-licensure candidates following their interview if selected, contingent upon attainment of licensure in the state of Oregon prior to the start date of the cohort.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their application and requested attached documents through the iCIMS career portal:

  • For active Registered Nurses: Unencumbered RN License in the State of Oregon.
  • For pre-licensure Nursing Students: Unofficial copy of nursing school transcripts with courses completed.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) : Resume should include all prior nursing experience, nursing school/program, practicum/capstone locations, facilities and clinical hours completed with total overall GPA.
  • A minimum of 3 professional recommendation referrals are required and requested as part of the portal application process: 1 referral should be from a faculty member or manager/supervisor, other referrals from preceptors or other clinicians that can speak to your clinical experience are acceptable.

Calendar – Biannual Cohorts

The Nurse Residency Program cohorts start biannually in the Spring and Fall each year.

See below for a complete calendar timeline of the application process.

Application Deadlines

The  Spring Cohort 2023 begins on March 2o, 2023 and applications are accepted starting on January 9, 2023.

The Fall Cohort 2023 begins on September 18, 2023 and applications are accepted starting on July 17, 2023.

The  Spring Cohort 2024 begins on March 11, 2024 and applications are accepted starting on January 8,  2024.

Please submit all application materials to the iCIMS career portal.

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