Emergency Department Nurse Residency- Fall 2021 - Newark - job 854330

Christiana Care Health System

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Newark, Delaware

Employment type: Full-time

Job Details

Senior Nurses, Nurse Graduates and new RN's, it is time to apply for our Emergency Department Nurse Residency Program starting December 2021!

The ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation ProgramĀ® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

We know through empirical research, graduate nurses who go through a residency program have a higher success rate in practice. Therefore, we are committed to supporting all nurses with under a year of experience through a nurse residency program!

This unique 26-week program is a combination of classroom and clinical experiences. Participants will work under the supervision of experienced emergency nurses for the length of the program. Upon program completion, the participant will be hired as a staff member in one of our 3 Emergency Departments within ChristianaCare. This program has been devised by the nurses in the Emergency Department at Christiana Hospital. This program allows for a smooth transition from GN to the ED staff RN role into ED nursing, for those candidates qualified. The 26-week preceptor led program will be followed by continued residency meetings during months 8, 10, and 12 to further develop as professional nurses and integral members of our caregiver team.

ChristianaCare has 3 Emergency Departments: ChristianaCare Newark Campus, ChristianaCare Wilmington Campus, and the Middletown Emergency Department. Christiana Care Newark Campus is the only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center between Philadelphia and Baltimore. ChristianaCare Wilmington Campus is a Level 3 Adult Trauma Center. Middletown Emergency Department is a freestanding ED. Our Emergency Departments see approximately 195,000 patients annually, servicing an average of 500 patients per day in combined visits from all 3 departments. There are 162 patient rooms, including state-of-the-art trauma resuscitation facilities between the 3 departments.

Upon successful program completion, you will be hired as a staff nurse in one of the 3 Emergency Departments within ChristianaCare. Nurse residents are required to pass State Boards and be licensed as a RN in the State of Delaware prior to starting a position. Upon hire, a commitment agreement to work at the ChristianaCare will be signed. The agreement requires completion of 3744 productive work hours in the Emergency Department. Individuals unable to fill this commitment will be charged $10,000.


  • Graduating from accredited nursing school before November 2021 (BSN Preferred)

  • BLS required

  • Less than 12 months of nursing experience by the start of the program

  • Eligible for Delaware licensure as a Graduate Nurse/Registered Nurse

How to apply

  • In the section "My Experience," on the application, be sure to upload your cover letter and transcripts in the section "Resume/CV/Other Documents." PDF format works best.

  • Submit a cover letter for the Emergency Department Nurse Residency expressing your interest in this specific program/specialty.

  • Please address your Emergency Department Nurse Residency cover letter to Meghan Blomquist.

  • Resume

  • Transcript (unofficial)

  • Two clinical recommendations will be required, but not at the time of the application. If it is determined the minimum qualifications are met, a separate email will be sent from an outside vendor for you to provide us with your clinical instructors' information.

What to Expect After Application:

  • Communication from Talent Acquisition Team about specific next steps, including: video interview and clinical references

  • Applications to be sent for review by residency coordinators

  • Digital real-time interviews

  • Offers to be made in stages following

If you have any issues with your application or any inquiries, please contact Cathleen Mengel, the Nurse Residency recruiter at cathleen.s.mengel@christianacare.org.

It is important to note that the DE licensure process may take 6-8 weeks to complete and the failure to do so will directly impact employees' ability to start a position if an offer is made. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the DE Board of Nursing website and begin the fingerprinting and background check process immediately after you submit your application.

Post End Date

Jul 9, 2021

EEO Posting Statement

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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