Graduate Nurse RN Residency Program - St. Cloud Hospital

  • St Cloud, MN
  • CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital
  • Full-time, Various
  • Various shifts & schedules; full-time and part-time
  • Registered Nurses
  • Career Band: N2 - Nursing
  • Req #: 201905634-48774
  • Posted: October 3, 2019


There is no better time or place to start your nursing career than right now at St. Cloud Hospital!

We offer a great place to work, a culture of compassion and caring, excellent benefits and opportunities for you to grow. We're looking for motivated team players who can assume primary accountability for nursing coordination and provision of individualized care for patients of all ages. Ideal candidates will utilize delegation and critical thinking skills to provide quality service through a team oriented, collaborative approach to patient care.


St. Cloud Hospital always welcomes new graduate Registered Nurse applications. We recommend completing the process 10-12 weeks prior to graduation. At this time we are considering new graduates (Bachelor's prepared nurse strongly preferred) for various positions throughout the organization. As a new grad RN, you are accepted into the New Graduate Residency Program designed to provide resources to the graduate RN as you transition from academia to professional practice. New Graduate Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The new graduates are hired into regular RN positions and wages. The program includes hospital and nursing classroom orientation, followed by additional clinical orientation, coupled with experienced preceptors.

Throughout the first year, additional education and support are provided in groups with other new graduates in order to increase knowledge, networks of peers and confidence in nursing practice. In addition to the strong clinical focus, the program provides professional development in the areas of delegation, communication, critical thinking and clinical reasoning.

The following areas may be available:

  • Emergency Trauma Center
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Telemetry
  • Medical/Oncology
  • Rehab
  • Bone & Joint
  • Neuroscience/Spine
  • Children's Center
  • Family Birthing
  • Mental Health (Adult and Adolescent)
  • Medical
  • Surgical Care
  • Post Anesthesia Care
  • Surgery
  • Dialysis

Placement is dependent on interview preferences for units and hours, references, work history and experience, clinical student experiences and open positions.

Desired Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Bachelor's-prepared nurses are given highest priority in consideration. You must have 12 months or less, of RN nursing experience, to participate in the new graduate residency program. 

Designations and Awards:

  • Nationally Accredited with Distinction Nurse Residency Program by the American Nursing Credentialing Center
  • Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing
  • Truven 100 Top Hospitals (10-time honoree)
  • U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals"
  • Nationally ranked for orthopedics
  • High performing in seven specialties:
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology


In order to be considered, please complete this online application. In addition, you will need to submit three references.  To start the process of completing your references, complete step #2 at


CentraCare Health has made a commitment to diversity in its workforce and all individuals, including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.




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