RN Residency Program (Springdale)

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  • Northwest Health System Springdale Northwest Health System Springdale

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Job Description

Nursing Residency


Are you a recent graduate of an RN program looking for the best place to launch your career? If you are seeking the best environment to develop your competence and confidence as a new RN, then consider applying for our Nurse Residency Program and join the Northwest Health team.


We are committed to creating an environment where you can thrive and develop your commitment to the nursing profession. Northwest Health seeks to not only be the best place for patients to receive care but to be the best place for nurses to give care.

The RN Residency Program at Northwest Health exists to ensure new graduate nurses transition to independent practice with competence, confidence and commitment. We are dedicated to providing an excellent learning and development experience. RN Residents at Northwest Health are supported by a team of leaders who serve with a servant’s heart.


If you are selected for this program, you will have the opportunity to be part of a 12 month program, in which you will be part of a cohort focused on learning and growing together. There are 5 Northwest Health campuses, current positions are available in Critical Care, ED, Med/Surg, and Women & Infants.


Key components of our Residence program include:

  • Knowledge Assessments
  • Competency Assessments
  • Confidence Surveys
  • Clinical Orientation
  • Married-State Preceptorship
  • Skills Validation
  • Virtual Simulation
  • Monthly Live Sessions
  • Evidence-Based Curriculum
  • Reflective Practice Debriefing
  • Resident Project


Key qualifications to be considered for this program include:

  • Being a recent graduate of an RN program within the last 12 months
  • 6 months or less of experience as a practicing RN
  • RN license (temporary or  permanent) required to start. Applicants are not required to have this at time of application but it will be required prior to hire date.
  • Strong patient centric orientation
  • High degree of integrity

If you are selected for our Nurse Residency program, you will be matched to an RN position in a unit aligned with your preferred focus area of interest.

In addition to competitive pay which includes weekend, night, and on-call differentials, Northwest Health provides the following benefits as part of our total rewards program:

  • Reimbursement for cost of exam upon the successful completion of your NCLEX ($200.00)
  • Educational Assistance program- up to $5,000 per year to further your growth
  • CAP - Clinical Advancement Program consisting of 5 levels with bonus payment amounts ranging from $1,000-$2,000/year upon achievement of each level.
  • 401K plan with a company match of 50% for every employee dollar contributed, of up to 6% of an individual’s wages, with a maximum company contribution of 3%.
  • Loan Repayment program to assist in student loan repayments for ADN or BSN degrees (up to $250.00/month or $3,000.00/year for four years).
  • Medical insurance coverage with both premier and basic plan offerings along with a hospital discount for plan participants through CHS-affiliated hospitals (coinsurance is written off).
  • Insurance coverage options related to medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, critical illness, accidents, long term care insurance for employees and select family members, pet insurance, and life and disability insurance.
  • Adoption assistance.


Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter addressing why you have pursued nursing and why you should be considered for the Residency Program
  • Current Resume
  • 1-3 Letters of Recommendation (1 must be from a nursing instructor)
  • Unofficial transcript


Northwest Health provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic imaging, medical, surgical and emergency services to the Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville, Johnson and Siloam Springs communities in northwestern Arkansas. We are your family, friends and neighbors, and we work with and for our community to provide quality healthcare.


With a combined active medical staff of more than 540 physicians, 2,200 employees and 487 beds, Northwest Health is one of the largest health networks in Northwest Arkansas with five hospitals and over thirty clinics. Our hospitals include:

  • Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville
  • Northwest Medical Center - Springdale
  • Siloam Springs Regional Hospital
  • Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital
  • Willow Creek Women’s Hospital


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