New Nurse Grads and our Nurse Residency Program

All new graduates joining VCU Health participate in a new Graduate Residency Program coordinated through the Department of Education and Professional Development (EPD) in partnership with nurse managers and nurse clinicians.

About our program

Since 2004, in collaboration with the VCU School of Nursing, we have offered the Vizient and America Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program curriculum. This one-year program supports new graduates of baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs. The Nurse Residency Program at VCU Health System – VCU Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Other nursing benefits include:

  • Charge nurse program and preceptorship program
  • Competitive salary and shift differential
  • Paid review course for National Council Licensure Examination (Kaplan, Hurst Uworld)
  • Tuition assistance for Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing

12-Week Nursing Assignments

Enjoy the freedom and compensation of a traveling nurse assignment without the traveling! We’re seeking to fill multiple positions near you. Join our 12-week nursing assignment program.

As part of a 12-week temporary nurse assignment, you will enjoy a higher hourly pay than you would working full-time — and the benefits staffing agencies don’t offer.

Your 12-week assignment allows you the freedom to enjoy breaks throughout the year. And if you’re considering full-time employment, a 12-week assignment gives you the opportunity to see if our nursing practice and environment are right for you. If they are, you’re welcome to apply for full-time work or another 12-week assignment.

Here are some of the advantages that make us unique:

  • Superior pay PLUS benefits — including health insurance!
  • Accredited nurse residency program
  • High number of Beacon units
  • Incredible professional development and growth opportunities
  • Magnet accreditation
  • Support for Nursing Professional Specialty Certification
Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$10,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply.** The Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Unit is uniquely comprised of two inpatient units: the Orthopaedic Trauma Unit and the Joint Restoration Unit. Between the two units, we treat general and progressive care patients with varying diagnoses including: knee/hip replacements, spinal surgeries, infected joints, and amputations. We also care for patients who have sustained injuries from motor vehicle accidents, falls, or other traumatic accidents. Experienced and new graduate RNs are encouraged to apply to this fast-paced, surgical unit. We offer extensive training for new graduates and tailor orientation to experienced nurses' needs. Expand your skill set with external fixators, traction, multiple drains, wound care, and more. Come join this growing team in the exciting world of Orthopedic Trauma. The Clinical Nurse I job integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$10,000 Sign On Bonus for offers Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** Security Care Unit is a 16 bed Medical-Surgical Unit with 6 progressive care beds, dedicated in providing patient-centered care for the incarcerated patient population. We provide care including but not limited to Surgery, Cardiology, Medicine, Oncology, & Neurology. Our unit is the first in its kind to receive the highest recognition in nursing excellence by receiving the AACN Beacon Gold award in 2018. We take pride in our teamwork and encourage professional growth and development. The Clinical Nurse I job integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
** 5,000 bonus offered through March 2023. Terms and conditions apply ** The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The LPN- Long Term Care job provides individual and family-centered nursing care and treatment to pediatric, elderly, acutely ill, or injured residents. Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the individual needs of residents and families. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role provides direction, education, and begins to assume leadership responsibilities at the unit level. This role delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a resident or group of residents based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This role also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: LPN licensure in Virginia or eligible Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
** $10,000 Sign on Bonus offered through March 2023.Terms and conditions apply ** The Clinical Nurse I job integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort....

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
** $25,000 Sign on Bonus for offers accepted through March 2023. Terms and conditions apply ** The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$20,000 Sign-On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** Our 10,000 square-foot Pediatric Emergency Department is designed to take care of the youngest patients through teenagers. We are the only designated Level I pediatric trauma center in the region (the first in Virginia). We have 12 large exam rooms, with recliners for families and 4 fast-track rooms, where we can treat and release children with conditions such as ear infections, colds and rashes. Our Child Life Specialists know that emergencies can be stressful for your child (and you). At every stage of care, our child life team is available to talk with your child and explain what is happening to them in the most appropriate ways for their age and condition. The team has master’s level training in how to make this less stressful for your child. In addition to emergency physicians, we have a comprehensive team of Nurse Practitioners, award-winning Nurses, Social Workers and others to...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$10,000 Sign-On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** Our 10,000 square-foot Pediatric Emergency Department is designed to take care of the youngest patients through teenagers. We are the only designated Level I pediatric trauma center in the region (the first in Virginia). We have 12 large exam rooms, with recliners for families and 4 fast-track rooms, where we can treat and release children with conditions such as ear infections, colds and rashes. Our Child Life Specialists know that emergencies can be stressful for your child (and you). At every stage of care, our child life team is available to talk with your child and explain what is happening to them in the most appropriate ways for their age and condition. The team has master’s level training in how to make this less stressful for your child. In addition to emergency physicians, we have a comprehensive team of Nurse Practitioners, award-winning Nurses, Social Workers and others to...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**1,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** The Senior Patient Flow Coordinator provides leadership oversight and acts as a resource to the One Call Center staff. The Senior Patient Flow Coordinator facilitates patient flow, coordinates activities and communication for the VCU Health System in relation to patient movement both into and throughout the facility. This position monitors compliance of the policies and procedures governing patient placement, EMTALA regulations, and registration procedures. This position utilizes principles from high reliability organizations for positive outcomes. The Senior Patient Flow Coordinator assists, mentors, educates and supports co-workers. This position acts as a resource in decision making process; assists with quality assurance, process improvement and other department projects necessary to department’s function; preforms quality audits to identify opportunities for improvement; coaches and...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
** $25,000 Sign on Bonus offered through March 2023. Terms and Conditions Apply ** The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort....

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$20,000 Sign On Bonus for offers Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** Progressive Care Medicine is a 28 bed, telemetry unit with 16 progressive care beds, specializing in providing quality care to patients under the Hospital Medicine Service for a variety of complex medical diagnoses including infectious disease, respiratory disorders, acute renal and liver dysfunction. With exceptional teamwork, we strive to provide the best evidenced-based care to our patients. This unit is seeking energetic, compassionate, and safety-focused nurses to join our team. The Clinical Nurse I job integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$20,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of...

VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
* $25,000 Sign on Bonus offered through March 2023. Terms and Conditions Apply * The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort....

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
* $10,000 sign on bonus for offers accepted through March 2023. Terms and conditions apply * The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
* $25,000 Sign on Bonus for offers accepted through March 2023.Terms and conditions apply * The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
** $10,000 Sign on Bonus through March 2023. Terms and Conditions Apply ** The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs job mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families. This job provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse III job demonstrates clinical knowledge at the unit level and begins to apply this...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
** $20,000 Sign on bonus offered through March 2023. Terms and conditions apply ** The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs job mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families. This job provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse III job demonstrates clinical knowledge at the unit level and begins to apply...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
** $20,000 Sign on bonus offered through March 2023. Terms and conditions apply ** The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs job mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families. This job provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse III job demonstrates clinical knowledge at the unit level and begins to apply...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The Nurse Clinician demonstrates a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. The Nurse Clinician provides direction, education, leadership and accountability for program development, implementation and evaluation in area of responsibility. This role includes professional development and empowerment of staff as well as management of resources to promote desired outcomes with attention to quality, efficiency and cost. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current RN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent Experience REQUIRED: 5 years nursing...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$5,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$10,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$2500 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** The Clinical Nurse I job Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$10,000 Sign-On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply** The Clinical Nurse I job integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This job provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level. This job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This job also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
A Nursing Professional Development Specialist influences professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings: supports lifelong learners in an interprofessional environment that facilitates continuous development and learning for the healthcare team. This position provides expert consultation, direction, leadership and accountability for education program development, implementation and evaluation at the organizational systems level. Includes professional development and empowerment of staff as well as management of resources to promote desired outcomes with attention to quality, efficiency and cost. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current RN licensure in Virginia AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent Experience REQUIRED: Minimum of five (5) years of...