• Structured monthly seminars on topics such as communication, critical thinking, end-of-life care, ethical/moral dilemmas, certification and more
• One-on-one personalized support with experienced preceptors and access to expert resident facilitators
• Hands-on assistance to gain proficiency in your profession
• Clinical autonomy at the point of patient care upon completion of the program
We offer two cohorts per year.
Our spring cohort begins in late March and our fall cohort begins in October. All newly licensed RN hires will be automatically enrolled in the next available cohort.
All participants will go through our 1-year UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program™, new hire orientation and unit orientation regardless of the clinical practice area or unit you are hired into. In addition, we offer a focused residency for your nursing specialty, such as Perioperative, Med/Surg, Critical Care, Oncology and many other areas. The length of each focused residency varies across specialties.
The UHC/AACN Nurse Residency portion is one year in length and layers on top of the other components of our program. Participants will attend one seminar session per month at CHRISTUS® Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler for the 1-year UHC/AACN component. The residencies in individual clinical practice areas vary in length based on nursing specialty.
We recommend applying for an RN–New Grad position during your final semester of nursing school.
Yes, but only if you are transitioning into a newly licensed RN position.
You will have an opportunity to identify clinical area(s) of interest in your initial interview/phone screening. The department that you will ultimately work in is determined during the hiring process and will depend on our current staffing needs.
This varies based on vacancies at the time of application. Specialties that have accepted RN–New Grads in the past include Med/Surg, Critical Care, Cardiac, Oncology, Perioperative and Women’s & Children’s.