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Job Details

New Grad Residency Program

Date Posted: 07/14/2024

Requisition Number: 7832

Work Days: Shifts available are dependent on department  

Category: Registered Nurse    

Job Type: Full time 

Hours/Week: 40 in Everett and Somerville. 36 in Cambridge

Union Name: MNA

Are you a recent graduate from an accredited BSN or ADN nursing program and see yourself working in a hospital setting? We are offering an outstanding opportunity for new graduate Registered Nurses to join our team of nursing professionals! 

Available Departments: Cambridge: Medical/Surgical, Mother/Baby- Postpartum, Labor and Delivery,  Emergency and Adult Inpatient Psychiatry 

Everett: Emergency, Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, and Medical/Surgical

Somerville: Child Inpatient Psychiatry & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry 

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system that serves everyone in need. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, CHA is passionately local. It is proud to provide high quality, essential services such as primary care, specialty care, hospital care, emergency services, maternity care and behavioral health in convenient neighborhood locations. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care for rare or highly complex conditions at its clinical partners - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Mass General Hospital for Children. 

CHA is excited to post for the next 2024 cohort in the New Graduate Residency Program. This program will provide a coordinated, systematic approach to onboarding, orienting and transitioning new graduate nurses into clinical practice. This program will support the professional role transition, integration, and socialization to enable residents to transition from a beginner nurse to a competent professional nurse providing safe quality care. As a newly graduated RN in our Nurse Residency Program, you will receive the education and support necessary to develop the judgment, skill and knowledge you will need to become the highest caliber nurse. This invaluable program will enable a clear career path into nursing. 

What to expect: 

-12 month New Graduate Residency program 

-Classroom time will provide education through a variety of educational methods (typically 4-8 hours per month) including lecture, group discussion, case studies, evidence-based projects and assignments, and simulation time 

-Clinical time consists of unit-based orientation with one-on-one preceptor guidance, working concurrently with your manager and nursing educator to achieve independent performance in the clinical environment


-Bachelor or Associates Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing (must be within 12 months of graduation) 

-NCLEX exam must be passed by August 19, 2024 

-No prior RN experience in an acute care environment. Prior experience or senior practicum required for Emergency, Postpartum, and Labor and Delivery positions. 

-American Heart Association BLS 

What we need from you: 

-Application (Please include which department you are interested in working)

-Once screened by HR Advisor: Clinical exemplar piece, Casey-Fink Readiness for Practice survey, and a copy of your final transcript. 

-If NCLEX has not yet been passed, the date that you have scheduled your NCLEX

New Grad Residency Cohort will start orientation on August 26, 2024. Emergency Cohort will begin November 18, 2024. 

New Grad Retention Bonus: $10,000 paid 3 years after starting the program (2 years after residency program is finished). Prorated for part time. Please speak with your HR Advisor for details.

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.