RN Residency Program

Positions for the upcoming SIH RN Residency Program are posting online now. Please only apply for requisitions with ‘RN New Grad Resident’ in the job title. You are encouraged to apply for your top two areas of interest.

Cohort 13 will begin on July 17th, 2017; Cohort 14 will begin on September 11th, 2017; and Cohort 15 will begin on November 6th, 2017.

To start in one of our RN residency cohorts, you must pass your NCLEX exam and pay your licensing fee to the state. Licensing boards should be complete 2 weeks prior to a cohort start date.

About the Program

SIH offers a comprehensive RN Residency Program. Our program supports the transition from new-grad to competent, professional nurse. All new graduate nurses hired by Southern Illinois Healthcare are required to transition through our RN Residency program.

SIH provides an integrated approach to transitioning new graduate nurses. Program highlights include:
  • Guided clinical experience with a trained preceptor
  • Evidence-based computer and classroom training
  • Professional mentoring
  • Clinical practice reflection sessions
Benefits of our RN Residency program include:
  • Enhanced critical thinking and problem solving
  • Development of effective decision-making skills
  • Increased confidence in clinical nursing practice
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Professional development

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Graduate from an accredited college
  • IL RN license
  • Less than 6 months of work experience as a Registered Nurse

Application Process

Complete an online job application and select the ‘RN New Grad Resident’ job requisition that interests you. Please bring a copy of your college transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted) with you to the interview.

Interview Process

Applications will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager for review. 2nd level interview will be conducted by managers, educators, and peers. Interviews for the 3 summer/fall cohorts will begin March 6th, 2017.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Julian, BSN, RN, CMSRN
SIH Nurse Residency & Onboarding Coordinator Practitioner
618-457-5200 ext. 68706