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RN New Graduate Residency-Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children's Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children's Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more at




The application period: 02/02/2021 - 07/02/2021 (subject to change) Virtual interviews conducted: 02/22/2021 - 07/07/2021 (subject to change)

This is a paid training program for new graduate registered nurses. RN preceptors and clinical staff provide mentoring, guidance, and education to new graduate registered nurses during a 12-month period to develop their confidence and competency. The residents are hired into a varied shift which requires the selected candidates to work day and night shifts. The program is intended for new registered nurses with less than 1 year of acute care experience. We encourage, grow, challenge, and validate nursing skills to ensure the residents are able to manage time effectively and deliver safe patient care.

Application requirements:

Interested applicants are required to complete an online application and attach the following documents to their profile:

  • Resume
  • One-page essay that includes the following:
  • What is your reason (s) for choosing Dignity Health Bakersfield Memorial Hospital?
  • What is your specialty of choice and why?
  • What makes you a remarkable candidate for the Dignity Health Bakersfield Memorial's RN residency program?
  • Explain your continued formal education plans

  • Current American Heart Association BLS certification (required)
  • Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (optional)
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation that attest to your work ethic/character (one professional and one personal)
  • Unofficial nursing course transcripts



Qualified candidates will have graduated from an accredited nursing program one year prior to the start of the residency and have less than 1 year of acute care nursing experience. A California RN license and American Heart Association BLS certification are required prior to the tentative start date of August 16, 2021.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Bakersfield , RN New Graduate Residency-Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Other , Bakersfield, California

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