St Rose Dominican - Siena - Henderson, NV

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St. Rose Dominican Hospitals invites recent nursing graduates to join our RN Residency Program, which begins July 23, 2012. This 18-week Versant Program is designed to help Graduate Nurses transition from students to professional nurses while enhancing clinical competence. Participants in this program develop clinical proficiency through evidence-based practices and supervised clinical experience, with an emphasis on clinical application within the hospital setting. The program is designed around the goal of providing a nurturing, enriching environment where the new RNs can safely, effectively care for patients independently.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals New Graduate Requirements:
Hired candidates will be part of an 18-week RN Residency Program consisting of classroom and preceptor hours. Candidates must be able to work full time consistently throughout the 18-week program. Candidates are required to sign a two-year Promissory Note. The receipt of benefits is contingent upon the employee’s continued active employment as full time (or benefitted part time if applicable) in good standing in the department that paid for the course, and compliance with the terms of the policy.

Job Description

New Graduate Registered Nurses will provide patient care under the direction of a preceptor. Upon successful completion of New Graduate Registered Nurse orientation, the New Graduate Registered Nurse will practice under the job description for the clinical area in which they successfully completed orientation.

The registered nurse employs critical thinking to integrate objective data with knowledge gained from an assessment of the subjective experiences of patients. Registered nurses use this critical thinking process to apply the best available evidence and research data to the processes of diagnosis and treatment. Nurses continually evaluate quality and effectiveness of nursing practices and seek to optimize outcomes. Medical/clinical knowledge, technical and clinical skills, clinical judgment, interpersonal skills and communication, as indicated in the current Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, are essential components of the nursing practice.

Union Representation: This position is represented by CNA/NNOC and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum – None


Minimum – Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing

Preferred – Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Assaultive Behavior Course within 30 days of hire.


Required: RN = Registered Nurse license from the State of NV Nursing Board.

CT CPRBLS = Basic Life Support CPR.

  • Recipients are considered on a competitive basis. Criteria include, but are not limited to, intellectual capacity, performance, maturity, and clarity of goals. An individual or group interview may be requested or required.
  • Essay – Evaluated on the basis of composition, clarity of thought and responses to the requested content.
To apply for a position in the RN Residency Program, you must complete the following steps:

A. You must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing after

June 1, 2011.

B. You must not have worked under your RN license since graduation.

C. You must have successfully passed the NCLEX exam between the dates of June 1, 2011 and April 22, 2012.

D. You must have downloaded transcripts verifying you have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or above (unofficial transcripts are accepted at this time)

E. You must have downloaded your most current resume.

F. You must have downloaded two (2) Letters of Recommendation: (1) Personal and (1) Academic reference from a preceptor or senior nursing instructor who will describe your strengths and weaknesses.

G. You must complete a written essay, no more than two double-spaced pages in APA format:

1. On the title page, clearly state your graduation date, the date that you successfully completed the NCLEX, your cumulative GPA and your unit(s) of interest.

2. Discuss why you have chosen to pursue a career in nursing.

3. This position is for Pediatric Intensive Care. Discuss why you would like to work in that department. All positions are varied shifts until the 18 week program has been completed successfully. Once the program is complete, you will be instructed to apply to an available position depending on department needs and unit seniority per the collective bargaining agreement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Casey Castagna by email at Casey.Castagna@DignityHealth.org or by phone at 702-616-4618.

Interview Process

  • May 3: Last day to apply and submit all required documents online.
  • May 3 to May 21: Managers will review applicants. Selected applicants will be contacted directly to successfully pass the Math and Behavior Assessments. Selected applicants will then be contacted directly to schedule an interview for June.
  • June 7: Interviews will be held.
  • June 8 to June 22: Offers will be made to the selected graduates.
  • July 23: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals orientation begins.
  • July 30: RN Residency Program begins.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has served southern Nevada for more than 60 years with a commitment to quality, compassionate health care. As southern Nevada's only not-for-profit, non-tax supported, religiously sponsored hospitals, St. Rose recognizes the importance of healing not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Dedicated caregivers, the latest technology and an environment of healing work together at all three St. Rose hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas.

We are part of Dignity Health , one of the largest health care systems in the U.S. The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for: Showing respect for all people by providing excellent care.

Our employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit packages and teamwork centered work environments. We offer relocation assistance to qualified candidates. We also value the health our employees, patients and visitors � St. Rose is a tobacco-free organization.

With a focus on family and community, southern Nevada has beautiful master-planned neighborhoods and affordable living, first-class restaurants, shopping, entertainment and no state income tax. The beauty and climate of the Southwest make possible year-round outdoor activities.

Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada are cities based on community and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has served this community with a commitment to excellence in the delivery of compassionate health care.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) seeking qualified and diverse candidates to foster a work environment where our employees share a commitment to our mission and values. All employment decisions are made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

St. Rose Hospitals are safe lift equipped and follow the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Standards for lifting.

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