Nurse Residency Program - Fall 2021

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Oct 07, 2021
Full Time Nursing

Job Description

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking Fall 2021 Nursing Grads for our Nurse Residency Program. These candidates must have a graduation date of no later then December 2021.

Overview of UIHC and the Nurse Residency Program:

  • An outstanding opportunity awaits new graduate nurses at one of the nation's premier teaching and research facilities, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC)!
  • Imagine yourself working in our Magnet hospital-the first in Iowa. We were originally designated in 2004 and re-designated in 2008, 2013, and 2018 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® that distinguishes nursing excellence both nationally and internationally.
  • Our Nurse Residency Program is designed to assist newly graduated Licensed Staff Nurses with the transition from nursing school to a confident, competent, Registered Nurse. The Nurse Residency Program at the University of Iowa is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Through your first year as a Registered Nurse at UIHC you will receive additional support and training from the Nurse Residency Program Coordinator, Nurse Educators, and clinically experienced preceptors.
  • Monthly Resident Program classes/meetings will supplement your unit based orientation with additional hands on training, expert lectures and facilitator lead small group discussions.
  • The Residency classes provide didactic, evidence-based content essential to developing your clinical, inter-personal communication skills, and confidence in your practice.
  • In daily practice, the Staff Nurse will assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice. Staff will provide leadership to members of the nursing team in order to maintain patient care standards.


  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness.
  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations.
  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response.
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.
  • Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Follows universal precautions.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 80 - 100%

Schedule: Varies by unit

Location: UIHC Main Campus

Pay Grade: $52,965 -

Application Requirements:

  • Your resume must include information from your internship/externship experiences and clinical rotation experiences.
  • Describe the experience (summer externship, senior internship, preceptorship, role transition, clinical rotation).
  • Where (what hospital) did you complete the experience?
  • What type of unit were you working on?
  • How many hours did you complete?
  • When did you complete the experience (dates)?
  • Your resume must also include certifications you have earned. During your work experiences or academic nursing program have you earned any certifications (i.e. ACLS/PALS, CNA, etc)

PLEASE NOTE: This application is designated for academic RN program graduates with no previous RN experience. Eligible candidates will have completed an academic RN program up to one year prior to application date, or will complete an academic RN program within 4 months of application date. Staff nurses with previous RN experience please apply to the individual requisitions consistent with your areas of interest.

REFERENCES: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.