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.

We will have two fall residency cohorts; cohort 10 will begin July 18th, and cohort 11 will begin August 29th.

Interviews for both cohorts, including peer, will be held April 25th- April 29th, 2016. Potential residents must take the NCLEX exam prior to July 1st, 2016 to be eligible for cohort 10, and prior to August 15th, 2016 to be eligible for cohort 11.

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 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.

4 residency cohorts will be offered per year; January, April, July and August

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