The Nurse Residency application will open on March 4.
What is the Nurse Residency Program?
- The Nurse Residency Program at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center provides an opportunity for new nurse graduates to be supported and integrated into the hospital culture as they transition from student to Registered Nurse. The program offers an extended preceptorship, as well as multiple seminars that help to assimilate the new Nurse Residents into the hospital ethos, and grow them into capable nurses. The Nurse Residency seminars are based around critical thinking, professional development, skill development, therapeutic relationships, team building, and energy management. The blending of ongoing mentorship with skill and competency building, fosters a connection to their employment and their peers bridging the gap from student to Registered Nurse.
The Nurse Residency Program is a year-long program that includes:
- Paid one-to-one Preceptor- New Graduate orientation experience on the clinical unit you are hired to.
- Specialty training designed for new Registered Nurses in the settings of classroom, skills lab, simulation lab, and sometimes even outdoors.
- Paid Nurse Residency sessions provided by subject matter experts.
- Participation in an evidence-based learning project in which you have the opportunity to better patient care, learn more about your resources, and improve nursing practice within the organization.
- The same medical, dental, vision, retirement, short-term disability (etc.) benefits that are offered to every other CRMC employee. Cheyenne Regional Employee Benefits
Why choose to participate in the Nurse Residency Program?
- Cheyenne Regional’s Nurse Residency Program is developed by experts in the Nursing profession. The program is designed to effectively support new Graduate Nurses as they transition into their first professional roles as Registered Nurses in the acute care or specialty setting.
Graduates of this one-year program:
- Gain clinical autonomy at the point of patient care
- Are able to incorporate evidence-based practice to advance safe, high-quality nursing.
- Develop a strengthened commitment to nursing as a career choice
- Develop inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary professional relationships
Click on the link below to find out what former Nurse Residents have to say about the program in the Wyoming Nurse Reporter.
Wyoming Nurse Reporter
Do I qualify to apply for the Nurse Residency Program?
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Graduated, or soon to graduate, from an accredited school of Nursing (BSN, ADN, Diploma, or Accelerated)
- Less than a year of employment in the position of an RN (*If you have less than 6 months of experience as an RN you must apply to the Nurse Residency Program as opposed to a staff RN position)
- Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN prior to start date
- Current unencumbered Compact RN License that covers the state of WY
How do I apply to the Nurse Residency Program?
- Go to cheyenneregional.org
- Selection ‘Careers’ from the menu at the top of the page
- Click on ‘Job Search’ (left column) and select ‘Nursing’
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to view open positions
- Click on the open position title ‘RN Nurse Resident’
Complete the Application on the website to include:
Step 1: Design a cover letter to include the following:
- The areas of nursing you are interested in *choose a minimum of 3. (Please see the FAQ attachment for available departments and information regarding each department.)
- Your cumulative nursing school GPA
- Your nursing degree type, graduation day and nursing school you attended
• Associate degree in nursing
• Currently co-enrolled in a baccalaureate program in nursing
• Or have your Bachelor’s degree in nursing
- Answer the following 2 questions in 200 words or less:
Tell about a time in which you took care of a difficult patient, or experienced a difficult situation either due to patient illness or behavior (etc.)
• Describe how you handled the situation.
• What did you learn from the experience.
Tell about a process or project you have worked on in the past that you were really passionate about, either professionally or academically. (Project must have taken a few months or more to complete.)
• What was the process or project you worked on?
• What was your role in the process or project?
• How long were you involved with the process development or project?
• How did you keep yourself and/or your team motivated?
• What was the outcome?
Step 2:Design a professional resume
Step 3: Access and save a copy of your unofficial transcripts
Step 4: Combine your cover letter, professional resume and unofficial transcripts into ONE document
Step 5: Complete your application for the Nurse Residency Position
- Follow the link cheyenneregional.org/careers
- Attach your compiled cover letter, professional resume, and unofficial transcript to your application *The application will only allow ONE document to be attached.
- Complete the survey at the completion of your application
What should I expect once I’ve submitted my application?
- After you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email from the organization verifying that your application has been submitted. Please continue to check your email frequently through this process.
- Approximately a week after the application has closed you will be contacted via telephone on whether or notyour application has qualified you for an interview.
- In the event that you are chosen for an interview you will be sent a confirmation email with the time and date of your interview as well as directions to the location of you interview via email.
- If you are selected for a position at CRMC you will need to take time to read the Nurse Residency Contract before your start date.
Applications are scored on the following criteria:
Degree Type (ADN, Co-enrolled in BSN, BSN); Previous Degree(s) Obtained; Previous CNA, EMT, LPN experience; GPA; Attendance to Wyoming College/University *Wyoming Residents are granted a higher score
For any other questions about the program, please email Tess.Taylor@crmcwy.org
Thank you for your interest in Cheyenne Regional!
Nurse Residency Program Links