Graduate Nurses and new RN's, it is time to apply for our Float Pool Nurse Residency Program starting Fall 2020!
We know through empirical research, graduate nurses who go through a residency program have a higher success rate in practice. Therefore, we are committed to supporting all nurses with under a year of experience through a nurse residency program!
This exciting 24-week program integrates educational components with preceptor-led clinical experiences on the medical, surgical and step-down units at the Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals. The Float Pool supports 26 nursing units that serve a wide variety of complex diagnoses. Nurses having completed the internship will have built a strong foundation for nursing practice in multiple fast-paced, challenging environments. Training will encompass ACLS, dysrhythmia training and step-down competencies. In return for the comprehensive orientation and training, an employment agreement will be required upon completion of the training program.
The Float Pool Nurse Residency program will have 18 weeks of preceptor led clinical training through multiple units, and 6 weeks of independent practice supplemented with professional development courses. Upon successful completion of the program you will float between our Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals on medical, surgical, step-down and transitional care units.
Upon successful program completion, you will be hired as a staff nurse within the Float Pool at ChristianaCare. Nurse residents are required to pass State Boards and be licensed as a RN in the State of Delaware prior to starting position. Upon hire, a commitment agreement to work at the ChristianaCare will be signed. The agreement requires completion of 3744 productive work hours in the Float Pool. Individuals unable to fill this commitment will be charged $10,000.
Graduating from accredited nursing school before November 2020 (BSN Preferred)
Less than 12 months of nursing experience by the start of the program
Eligible for Delaware licensure as a Graduate Nurse/Registered Nurse
How to apply
Submit a cover letter for the Float Pool Nurse Residency expressing your interest in this specific program/specialty.
Two clinical recommendations will be required, but not at the time of the application. If it is determined the minimum qualifications are met, a separate email will be sent from an outside vendor for you to provide us with your clinical instructors' information.
What to Expect After Application:
Communication from Talent Acquisition Team about specific next steps, including: video interview and clinical references
Applications to be sent for review by residency coordinators
Digital real-time interviews
Offers to be made in stages following
If you have any issues with your application or any inquiries, please contact Cathleen Mengel, the Nurse Residency recruiter at[email protected].
It is important to note that the DE licensure process may take 6-8 weeks to complete and the failure to do so will directly impact employees' ability to start a position if an offer is made. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the DE Board of Nursing website and begin the fingerprinting and background check process immediately after you submit your application.
Internal Number: JR53171
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.