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The New Graduate RN Residency

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The RN Residency Program for New Graduate Registered Nurses

We invite new and soon-to-be graduates to apply for our New Graduate RN Residency Program Graduate program! This is a 13-15 week program featuring didactic and clinical training. It allows new graduates to obtain acute care nursing experience through an intensive internship program, then transition to staff roles within Alaska Regional Hospital.

Benefits of the RN Residency program

  • Paid, hands-on training and preceptorship from exceptional nurses
  • Position within Alaska Regional Hospital with completion of program
  • Benefit eligible after successful completion of the program
  • Customized coaching/onboarding report for clinical preceptorship
  • Over 60 hours of high-fidelity simulation
  • Access to AACN Essentials of Critical Care Core curriculum
  • Free access to Lippincott Nursing procedures and skills during and after program completion
  • BLS/ACLS certification
  • NIH Stroke Scale certification
  • CPI certification
  • Meditech training and validation

Program Schedule

Part 1 – Classroom Training (first 6 weeks)
  • Instructor-led classroom training
  • State-of-the-art simulation including comprehensive debriefs
  • Self-directed learning
Part 2 – Clinical Preceptorship (remaining 7 weeks)
  • Conducted in the assigned unit at the hospital
  • Regular development meetings between the student, the preceptor and your Director

Program Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school
  • NCLEX Test completed
  • Alaska RN Licensure required no later than program start date
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required

Program requires a minimum two (2) year commitment to the facility. Failure to meet this may result in repayment of facility investment.

How to Apply

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  • Search and apply for a position online
  • Complete an Alaska Regional Hospital employment application (internal or external).
  • Submit a cover letter, resume', transcripts, and two written letters of reference (may include one professional and one personal).
  • Identify your units of choice (1st, 2nd, and 3rd). May include: CVSU, SPCU, Orthopedic & Spine Center, Medical Oncology, Rehab, Emergency Department, PeriOp, Cath Lab or Women's Services, depending on departmental needs. 

The above cover letter should address:

  • The particular nursing department you wish to work in and why.
  • What you can offer Alaska Regional Hospital.
  • May also include: why you became a nurse; or how you would practice the core values of our hospital in your everyday work as a nurse.
  • All information and supporting documents should be submitted to the Human Resources Department online at the link above.

If you have questions, please contact our RN Residency Program Coordinator at (907) 264-1913.