Careers are defined by moments. Moments you decide to pursue excellence. Moments when you grow personally and professionally. And the moment when you take the next step in your career.

This is your moment. Launch your nursing career with UVA Health’s Nurse Residency Program (NRP).
As a rising nurse in our NRP, you’ll receive the training, mentorship and experience you need to not only establish your nursing career, but also to propel it to exciting new heights. Here, you’ll train with experienced preceptors, receive personally tailored curriculum from world-class Nursing Education Coordinators, and get hands-on experience working alongside our team of Magnet®-designated nurses.

This is the first moment of what will be a successful nursing career. Explore our Nurse Residency opportunities.

Nurse Residency Program (NRP) Overview

UVA Health’s NRP is designed to support associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree nurses. Whether you’re a new nurse entering the field or if this is your second degree, our program will prepare you to thrive as you transition into your first professional nursing role with generous, protected orientation time specific to each practice setting.

UVA Health’s NRP is a one-year program that focuses on three areas critical to the nursing practice and the success of nurses, including leadership, patient outcomes and the professional role of a nurse. Throughout your year-long orientation, you’ll have monthly classes featuring evidence-based content essential to developing clinicians, peer discussion about transition-to-practice issues, and dialogue with UVA content experts to expand your clinical knowledge. New graduate nurses that enter our NRP immediately become members of the Professional Nursing Staff Organization (PNSO). As a PNSO member, you’ll be empowered to contribute your voice and make a positive difference in patient outcomes by working with other UVA Health nurses to establish professional standards of clinical practice and professional development. As a UVA nurse, you will have access to innovative programs that foster continued education, training and professional advancement.

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How The Nurse Residency Program Shapes Careers

The advanced services and capabilities of UVA Health provide ample opportunity for new nurses to see more, learn more and do more in their careers.

Here, RNs are valued members of our care teams and are empowered to apply their advanced nursing knowledge and astute clinical skills to deliver quality care, advocacy and education for patients of all ages.

Join our community of medical practitioners, faculty, students and other team members who learn and even live together to exercise ingenuity, develop self-governance tools and push the boundaries of knowledge in service to the common good.

If you're ready to be part of something greater, this is your moment

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Join UVA and enjoy:
  • Competitive pay
  • Full range of benefits
  • Generous paid time off
  • Relocation packages
  • Continuing education assistance
  • A superior retirement program
  • Clinical ladder for nursing positions
  • And much more
To submit your resume or learn more, contact:
Recruiter Name
Kelly Riley
Senior Recruiter

Available RN Residency job opportunities:

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The UVA School of Nursing is ranked 15th in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools guide.
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In 2020, The University of Virginia Medical Center earned another Magnet® recognition — the highest national honor for nursing practice from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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UVA Health RNs can participate in cutting-edge research and clinical trials.
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Beckers’s Hospital Review named UVA Medical Center one of the “100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.”