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Employment Type:
New Grad Program
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Pediatric RN Residency Program, Closing 6/4
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We stand for COMPASSIONATE CARE. Have a voice in the care of patients. It takes a different kind of person to become a nurse. Because it's not just about medicine. It's about treating patients like people, and changing lives in the way we care for them. At Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, this is not a job we take lightly. We're looking for nurses who are as passionate about improving healthcare as we are. PEDIATRIC RN RESIDENCY PROGRAM Start Date: 9/20/10 Closing Date: 6/4/10, 5pm At Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, an internationally recognized pediatric and obstetric facility in Palo Alto, California, we have partnered with Versant to develop the region's first RN Residency. This unique program goes beyond the traditional new graduate program by providing a comprehensive evidenced-based transition that prepares new graduate nurses for a highly complex and fast-paced acute care environment. The 5 month RN Residency will provide you with a supportive network of senior nurses, preceptors, mentors and debriefers to help augment your academic education with professional, clinical experience. Beyond one-on-one guided clinical experience with a preceptor, classes and skills lab education and a structured mentor program, this unique residency offers an easy-to-use web portal and supportive self-care/debriefing groups. Candidates for the Residency Program may also apply for the Ann L. Johnson Scholar Program. For more information, click the link on the LPCH Residency Program web page. If interested, please complete the appropriate questions (#12 and #13) in your LPCH RN Residency Program Application.


.Graduate from a BSN or master's level entry into practice program, accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), between 12/1/09 to 6/30/10. .Graduates of online or distance nursing programs are not accepted. .No paid RN work experience prior to Program's start date of 9/20/10. .Current California RN license required by Program's start date of 9/20/10. .BLS-HCP level certification issued by the American Heart Association required by the Program's start date of 9/20/10. .Submission of ALL documentation for the LPCH Versant RN Residency Program, which includes: Completed application, 3 clinical instructor references (on letterhead), resume to include a "clinical hour and placement format" of your rotations and senior preceptorship, and most recent unofficial transcripts. .Willingness to commit to the 18 week residency with no lapses in attendance during the Program. If you're looking to be a part of a team that is truly proud of providing the best patient care possible, consider Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Please click the 'Apply' button below, which will redirect you to the beginning of LPCH's application process. TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION, please see the "How To Apply" video, and read all qualifications and instructions at, under "Careers", then under "LPCH RN Residency Program", and also under "Application Process", PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION. Completed application includes: Application with all questions answered, resume in a "clinical hours and placement format", most recent unofficial transcripts, and 3 references from SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY clinical instructors on your School of Nursing letterhead. Equal Opportunity Employer

About Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Your compassion and talent for healing are essential to your career, but it’s your values that truly set you apart.

Like you, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital believes that values make a difference. They guide every action, enhance the care our patients receive, and strengthen the framework of our world-class organization. Within our extraordinary environment, these qualities and more support an exceptional environment for growth. As one of our team, the advantages that elevate your career will also allow you to deliver exceptional care:

-       Outstanding benefits

-       Impressive advancement opportunities and resources

-       Transparent culture focused on continual improvement

-       A high priority on employee recognition

-       The people, technology and knowledge you’d expect from an international leader in children’s health care

At Packard Children’s, you’ll flourish within a culture shaped by compassion, respect and understanding. Here, open communication and continuous evaluation are allies in our mission to heal children, and our emphasis on families as vital contributors in the healing process has fostered a more collaborative, and positive, environment.

These factors, combined with our commitment to innovation, have led to extraordinary advancements in medicine, and even more extraordinary careers. It takes strong, determined, values-driven individuals like you to care for our patients. You’re the heart of our organization and the reason we continue to lead the way in pediatric care and earn recognition as an exceptional place for healing.  

If you’re passionate about your work and dedicated to nurturing better health in children, then there’s a place for you at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.