Critical Care Nurse Residency Fall 2020

Christiana Care

Posted Under: Newark, Delaware jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs
Posted On: 2020-05-24 00:00:00

Graduate Nurses and new RN's, it is time to apply for our Critical Care 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 26-week program integrates educational components with preceptor-led clinical experiences on Critical Care units. Nurse residents have the opportunity to rotate for 7-weeks through one stepdown and on two critical care units for 7 weeks a piece. Participating units may include: Surgical Critical Care Complex (Surgery and Trauma), Neuro ICU, Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Wilmington ICU, Christiana and Wilmington PACU.

Upon successful program completion, you will be hired as a staff nurse within a Critical Care unit 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 one of the Critical Care training areas. Individuals unable to fill this commitment will be charged $10,000.


  • Graduating from accredited nursing school before November 2020 (BSN Preferred)
  • BLS required
  • 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 Critical Care Nurse Residency expressing your interest in this specific program/specialty.
    • Resume
    • Transcript (unofficial)
    • 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

        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.Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions. Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation, Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin