New Graduate RN Programs
Transition Between Nursing School & Career
Looking for a chance to fine-tune the skills acquired in nursing school while receiving a great compensation package? Our Graduate Nurse Transition Program provides registered nurses with a transition between nursing school and on-the-job patient care.
Our programs offer focused, multidisciplinary classroom training, as well as a customized preceptor clinical experience. Both the didactic and clinical components emphasize the transition skills and knowledge base you will need to bridge the gap between school and workplace.
Participants meet regularly with the preceptor(s) and unit leadership to evaluate progress, discuss any concerns or questions they may have and set goals for the next week. Samaritan provides a supportive environment of highly trained, caring professionals throughout the program.
Candidates hired into the transition program are paid nursing wages and may receive comprehensive benefits. Candidates interested may apply to either the Critical Care or Med/Surg Transition Programs.
Two training periods may be offered each year, one in summer and one in winter.
Applications for the summer program are generally accepted from April to June with the program starting in August.
Applications for the winter program are generally accepted from November to January, with the program starting in February.
Applicants must have graduated from a registered nursing program within 12 months of starting the program. Please review the additional eligibility options for the Critical Care Internship Program.
Complete an online application at samhealth.org/Jobs. Positions are listed as “RN-New Grad-Trainee.” Please include an estimated date of licensing.
Our internship program provides you with opportunities to build your knowledge base and skills in critical care in a fast-paced, collaborative and supportive environment. The program provides generous educational opportunities in the classroom and at the bedside.
The critical care internship incorporates classroom, skills lab and clinical experiences. The internship includes:
- American Association of Critical Care Nurse Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO).
- Simulation/ skills lab experience to reinforce classroom concepts.
- Structured clinical orientation period for up to six months at a Samaritan facility.
To apply, a two-step process must be completed:
Samaritan welcomes both traditional, newly graduated applications, as well as those with less than one year of experience as a hospital-based RN.
- Fulfill the application requirements for the Graduate Nurse Transition Program.
- Visit samhealth.org/CCIProgram to download the candidate reference form and follow the instructions listed. Have at least two clinical instructors complete and return the form.
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