Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Shift 3
Details: Nights; 7pm - 7:30am; every other weekend
and rotating holidays
Are you ready to start your RN
career, but need experience to reach your goal of working on a
Med/Surg floor, Emergency Department, or Critical Care unit? Backus
Hospital offers RN employment, in conjunction with a Nurse Resident
program, three times a year with start dates in February, July and
October. Our program is designed for novice and graduate nurses to
bridge the gap between nursing school training and actual nursing
practice in an acute-care setting.
The Backus Nurse Residency is a
partnership which builds on previous academic knowledge by
providing in-depth learning through clinical immersion, simulation
training, and classroom-style activities while orienting to your RN
Nurse Residents are hired directly to a specialty area where they
will receive focused clinical education. The areas offered are
based on the needs of the hospital. In addition to clinical
immersion on the units, Nurse Residents meet weekly in a classroom
format to share experiences and receive additional education and
training. Professional development opportunities, seminars,
simulations, and monthly check-in meetings continue through the
first year of employment.
currently being accepted for February and July
2022 start dates!
Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 grads are encouraged to apply
Admission to the Backus Nurse Residency Program is highly
competitive with a limited number of positions available.
In addition to your
application and resume, please attach a brief essay answering the
• What draws you to the Backus Community?
• What qualities do you possess to contribute to
your success in a nurse residency program?
• Do you have a specialty area you are primarily
Learn more at a
Zoom Info Session!
Education: Graduate of a school
of nursing, BSN preferred
Experience: New RN Graduate or
less than one year experience in an acute care setting as an RN.
Previous acute care experience or experience in another health
License and Certification:
• Active State of CT RN license OR new graduates may start
under Graduate Nurse status (per the State of CT DPH guidelines)
but MUST successfully complete first NCLEX testing no later than 60
days from nurse resident program start date or 90 days from your
graduation date, whichever occurs first.
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire.
• Ability to obtain and maintain department specific
completing the Nurse Residency Program, newly-licensed nurses are
able to competently and safely manage a full patient assignment
with confidence, and will be well-positioned to become future
leaders in the nursing profession.