RN Residency Program

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

Interviews, including peer, will be held December 7th-11th, 2015. Potential residents must take the NCLEX exam prior to December 21st, 2015 to be eligible for the cohort.

Cohort 8 will begin on January 4th, 2016.

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 full-time work experience as an acute care Registered Nurse

Application Process

Complete an online job application and select the ‘RN Nurse Residency Program’ 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.

3 residency cohorts will be offered per year; January, April, & August

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