New Graduate RN Residency
Upcoming July 2023 Cohort:
We hire New Graduate RN Residents into three cohorts per year: February, July, & October.
If you have questions about future cohorts, or have missed the application window for our current cohort, please reach out to the New Graduate RN Residency Coordinators at [email protected].
- Application cycle now open!
- In addition to the online application, please email [email protected] the following documents:
Turning Degrees Into Careers
Welcome to the New Graduate RN Residency Program at Logan Health, located in the beautiful Flathead Valley in northwest Montana.
First and foremost, congratulations on attaining your nursing degree! In order to help you succeed, Logan Health has developed a New Graduate RN Residency Program to support you in your new and exciting role as a nurse.
The first year as a newly licensed nurse is both thrilling and challenging. Our goal is to equip you with the essential skills you need to thrive in your role as a new nurse. Once enrolled into the program, you will be placed in one of the following locations:
* indicates workplace settings that are accredited through the ANCC.
- * Medical/Surgical Units:
- * Medical Unit
- *Surgical Unit
- * Medical/Surgical/Oncology Unit
- * Brendan House Transitional Care Unit
- * Intermediate Care (these positions will potentially have the opportunity to move to Intensive Care after 1 year)
- * Emergency Department
- OB Unit
- Pediatrics Unit
- Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit
- Additional specialty may be considered depending on skill-set of applicant and staffing needs
One of the great parts of the New Graduate RN Residency Program is the opportunity to work with your team of new graduate nurses to develop and implement an evidence-based practice project at Logan Health. You will have mentors to support your progress and will go through the entire process using the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice. Our previous groups have completed projects and presented their findings at Logan Health’s quarterly nursing grand rounds.
Throughout the year, you will continue to receive support and structure from leadership, preceptors and nursing directors/managers. Our goal is to help you succeed at Logan Health in your first nursing job. Come join a fabulous team!
- Applicants may be initially accepted into New Graduate RN Residency Program while RN licensure or graduation is still pending. Eligibility requirements are to be met by the day of Cohort start date.
- Applicants must possess a current Montana RN license by the start of the program.
- Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited nursing school (or an accredited refresher course if a returning RN), which includes 250 clinical hours, within the last 12 months.
- Must have less than 12 months of experience practicing as a registered nurse.
The 12-month New Graduate RN Residency Program includes biweekly courses for the first 13-17 weeks of employment in addition to being paired up with trained preceptors. Classes cover a variety of topics including:
- Assessment and critical thinking
- Legal issues and documentation
- Change of shift reporting
- When to call the doctor
- Shift work
- Reality shock
- Shared governance
- Work-life balance
- Spiritual and end-of-life care
- Compassion fatigue
- Understanding health care reform
- Additional unit-specific training
Logan Health New Graduate RN Residency Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.
The current sites included in this accreditation designation are:
1. Logan Health Medical Center
2. Brendan House
The current workplace settings included in this accreditation designation are:
2. Step Down IMC
3. Emergency Department
Hiring Process and Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
Living in the Flathead
If you have additional questions, email Teri Steffens, Ashley Peters and Marlayna Gran, RN Residency Coordinators at [email protected]