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Job Description

Education Qualifications:

  • BSN or ADN degree from an accredited school or college of nursing

Job Description:

The Nurse Resident is a new graduate Registered Nurse (RN) with less than 1 year of RN nursing experience. The Nurse Residency Program coincides with the unit in which you are hired into.The Nurse Residency program at Essentia Health is a yearlong professional development program providing opportunities for new nurses to grow in the profession of nursing with a series of learning and work experiences designed to assist new nursing graduates as they transition into their first year in a professional nursing role.The Nurse Resident is accountable for the coordination of nursing care. The Nurse Resident supports professional nursing practice across practice settings and across the continuum of care to meet the needs of patients and families.Coordination of nursing care, including direct patient care, patient/family education and transitions of care.Accountable for planning, implementing, evaluating, and communicating all phases of nursing care for assigned patients.Plan and delegate, as appropriate, patient care according to skill level, experience, patient intensity, fiscal accountability, and adequacy of resources.At the conclusion of the Nurse Residency program, nurses will:Transition from novice nurse towards competent professional nurse in a clinical environment.Develop effective clinical judgement and decision-making skills.Demonstrate clinical nursing leadership skills at the point of care.Feel a strengthened commitment to nursing clinical practice at the point of care.Demonstrate the ability to incorporate research and evidence-based practice into care and link it to practice and patient outcomes.Demonstrate a stronger commitment to nursing as a profession.Essentia Health’s Nurse Residency program is a structured evidence-based practice experience that focus on professional nursing practice concepts. The American Nurses Association: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing provide the basis for the practice of the RN.The Nurse Resident meets the requirements of the Joint Commission, if applicable, and/or other federal, state, and local regulatory or accrediting agencies.

Licensure/Certification Qualifications:

Eligibility to apply:

  • Registered Nursing student currently enrolled in accredited nursing program OR

  • A current graduate of an accredited nursing program OR

  • Beginning first position with Essentia Health within first year post-graduation.

Required Qualifications

  • Current nursing licensure in state(s) of employment upon date of hire.

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification within one month.

RN Incentive Offered with signed commitment:

  • $10,000 for ADN & $15,000 for BSN for Acute Care

  • $3,5000 for ADN & $5,000 for BSN for Ambulatory Care

Commitment Letter:


Shift Rotation Availability: D/N

FTE available: 0.8 FTE, 8 & 12 hour shifts

Our Benefits are exceptional and Include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Program

  • Paid Personal Leave

  • 401k (with Essentia Health annual match)

  • Life and Disability Insurance options

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee wellness program

  • Medical & Dental insurance options

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Job Location: St Marys Hospital - Detroit Lakes
Shift Rotation: Day/Eve/Night Rotation (United States of America)
Shift Start/End: Varies/Varies
Hours Per Pay Period: 64
Compensation Range: $36.30 - $54.45 / hour
FTE: 0.8
Weekends: Yes
Call Obligations: 1
Sign On Bonus:

Job Details

Job Title Nurse Resident - New Grad RN
Position Type Full Time
Requisition ID R058399
Location Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 56501
Career Area Registered Nursing