New Grad Nurse Residency Prog-Fall/Winter

Nursing - Graduates/Apprentices
Various Departments at Various Units
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Work Schedule
Requisition ID


St. Luke’s is offering a New Grad Nurse Residency Program for new nurses to join us in our strategy to be the community’s trusted partner in providing exceptional, patient- centered care.


St. Luke’s Health System has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse (New Graduate Nurse Residency) to join our team!

We are currently accepting applications for New Graduate Nurses who will obtain their ASN or BSN degree’s by December 2017.  Interviews for these positions will begin in September.

At St. Luke’s, we value our nurses and dedicate time to ensure they are the best they can be.  We hire new graduates directly out of their Nursing programs, place them into permanent positions all around our hospital system, and mentor them throughout their first year.  St. Luke’s has developed a Nurse Residency Program to help you develop into a confident and competent trained nurse professional and to equip you with the essential skills you need to thrive in your role. 

Once you have been selected for an RN role on one of our units, you will automatically be enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program and join a cohort of other new nurses.  You will have the opportunity to build relationships, develop your clinical and leadership skills, and find your space among the St. Luke’s family.                                                                                                        

Registered Nurse – New Graduate Nurse Residency

The Registered Nurse is responsible for evaluating patients and assisting physicians with patient care. Plans, implements, and documents nursing care based on patient’s needs.  

Medical Surgical Unit with the opportunity to orient in OB, ICU, ED and Surgical Services after residency


Required Criteria 


  • Associate of Nursing Degree or Bachelors of Nursing Degree (obtained by December 2017)
    • RNs with less than 1 year of experience, at the time of hire into the RN position, must have graduated from an accredited nursing program (ACEN – Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing, CCNE – Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education)
  • Current RN licensure from the State of Practice (by start date)

If you’re looking for a place where you can grow in your personal life, in your career, and in your community, St. Luke’s may be just the place for you.


A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 13,500 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Our employees are dedicated to impacting the lives of those in our community while pursuing a life- changing career at St. Luke’s. Our staff is the reason for our outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and superior healthcare organization. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue in the same tradition of excellence.


St. Luke’s nurses are among the very best in the United States. St Luke’s Wood River prides itself for nursing excellence. Low nurse-to-patient ratios are the rule, which helps ensure that nurses have adequate time to give all patients the special care they deserve. This means our patients and their families receive award-winning care that is compassionate, patient-centered, and always reaching for a higher standard. 


Our employees enjoy many benefits, some of the most popular are tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and hospital-supported on-going training and education.


#One of American’s Top 15 Health Systems - U.S.News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals 2015-2016" 


*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity  employer without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.



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