Are you ready to start your RN career, but need experience to reach your goal of working on a Med/Surg floor, Emergency Department, or Critical Care unit? Backus Hospital offers employment opportunities through a unique program designed to bridge the gap between nursing school training and actual nursing practice in an acute-care setting.
The Backus Nurse Residency Program builds on the newly-licensed nurse’s previous academic knowledge by providing in-depth learning through clinical immersion, simulation training and classroom-style activities. Some of these learning activities include emergency situations, effective communication, documentation, time management, mandated reporter training, and many more.
Nurse Residents will select a specialty track in which they will receive focused clinical education and mentoring, sharing a patient assignment with a Clinical Partner for approximately 12 weeks. The specialty tracks offered will vary based on the needs of the hospital. Previous tracks that have been offered include: Medical/Surgical & Telemetry, Critical Care (CCU), Psychiatric, Surgical and Emergency Services. In addition to clinical immersion on the track units, Nurse Residents meet weekly in a classroom format to share experiences and receive additional education and training.
Following successful completion of the Clinical Immersion phase, Nurse Residents will transition to their staff position. Nurse Residents are expected to be able to work any shift (Days, Evenings, or Nights), and the ability to maintain a flexible schedule is required. Professional development opportunities will be provided to Nurse Residents for the remainder of the one-year period through seminars, simulations, and monthly check-in meetings with Clinical Coaches and Educators.
Upcoming Nurse Resident Program start dates are February 15, July 19 and October 25, 2021.
Admission to the Backus Nurse Residency Program is highly competitive. New graduates are encouraged to apply prior to graduation. Applications are being accepted now.