The RN New Grad residency program lasts approximately one year and is for new graduates from a BSN or MSN degree program who have graduated within the last year and a-half or who will graduate by June 30, 2021. The residency year provides several key components / resources to insure an inexperienced new graduate RN is set up for success:
Orientation to UCLA hospital systems, nursing department, standards of care, and clinical skills lab
Monthly education sessions that address leadership, patient outcomes, and professionalism
Unit based orientation and educational programs
Unit based preceptors and mentors
Unit and hospital based clinical nurse specialists and clinical educators
Opportunities are available for New Graduates at the following locations:
*Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
*Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA
*UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Opportunities may be available in our Adult ICUs, Pediatric ICUs and Neonatal ICU. Upon finishing your application, you will be prompted to let us know your preferred choice for new grad placement.
The program will start in November 2021.
Applicants must have graduated from a registered nursing program (BSN or MSN required) on or before June 30, 2021. Before the program starts in November, you will need to have less than 6 months experience in an inpatient setting or no experience as a licensed RN. You do not need to have your RN license at this time, however in order to be eligible for this program you must have already submitted for your CA state endorsement or CA NCLEX by the date you apply. This program is specifically designed for new graduate nurses post degree with little to no experience. Once you complete the online application you will need to submit/upload the following documents when applying to this position. We do not accept late submission. All documents must be submitted correctly at the time you apply. Each document is uploaded individually as a Word or PDF file:
*Two Letters of Recommendation
Initial interview dates will be held throughout September 2021. Please note we are only conducting virtual interviews at this time.
When submitting your application, you will be asked to select your top unit choice for interviewing.
Tips for uploading documents:
Only one document can be uploaded at a time.
The document you are uploading must be in the correct format.
Cover Letter and Resume and Letters of Recommendation - PDF, Word DOC or Word DOCX
Unofficial transcripts to be provided if selected to interview.
If your file is too large our system will not accept it. You will need to reduce the size and resubmit.
After completing the application and uploading your documents, you will be prompted to take an assessment. It takes 45 minutes to complete. PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT. Your application will not be accepted until it is completed.
Upon hire you will need to submit your original diploma (we will copy it) or post graduation official transcripts.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.