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
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
**$7,500 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply.** The Neuroscience ICU Unit is state-of-the-art and the largest in the state of Virginia, equipped with 28 beds dedicated to providing outstanding neurocritical care service for a variety of diseases involving the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves). The NSICU is an essential component of VCU’s comprehensive stroke center and is the first and only comprehensive stroke center in Virginia. The NSICU has received the Beacon Award for critical care excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in 2010 and forward. Come join this dynamic team - new grads and experienced candidates are welcome to 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...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** The Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit is a 14 bed critical care unit located within the Pauley Heart Center Division. The unit specializes in the post-operative care of the Cardio-thoracic and Vascular patient populations. The team provides complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery and rehabilitation. The unit is staffed with critical care intensivists, advance practice providers (NPs) and cardiac surgery trained critical care nurses. This ICU provides the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Unique services include cardiopulmonary support devices including temporary and permanent VADs, a total artificial heart system, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) providing a form of life support for patients with severe and abrupt heart and/or lung failure. The unit supports a positive work...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The Clinical Nurse IV job 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. This role provides direction, education, and leadership. The Clinical Nurse IV 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 role also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Clin IV: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Clin IV: Current RN licensure in Virginia, AHA BLS HCP Certification or...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. 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
***$5,000 sign on bonus*** Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. Our team is a family. We work together to give every child in our growing community a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their super powers. The Clinical Coordinator facilitates patient flow, coordinates activities and communication for the clinical area nursing unit during his/her assigned shift. This person serves as a resource and leader for patients, staff, health care providers, administration and other disciplines. The Clinical Coordinator ensures that patient care is delivered to all patients in an efficient, caring and courteous manner. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible compact state Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current RN licensure in Virginia AHA BLS...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** The Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit is a 14 bed critical care unit located within the Pauley Heart Center Division. The unit specializes in the post-operative care of the Cardio-thoracic and Vascular patient populations. The team provides complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery and rehabilitation. The unit is staffed with critical care intensivists, advance practice providers (NPs) and cardiac surgery trained critical care nurses. This ICU provides the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Unique services include cardiopulmonary support devices including temporary and permanent VADs, a total artificial heart system, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) providing a form of life support for patients with severe and abrupt heart and/or lung failure. The unit supports a positive work...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** The Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit is a 14 bed critical care unit located within the Pauley Heart Center Division. The unit specializes in the post-operative care of the Cardio-thoracic and Vascular patient populations. The team provides complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery and rehabilitation. The unit is staffed with critical care intensivists, advance practice providers (NPs) and cardiac surgery trained critical care nurses. This ICU provides the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Unique services include cardiopulmonary support devices including temporary and permanent VADs, a total artificial heart system, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) providing a form of life support for patients with severe and abrupt heart and/or lung failure. The unit supports a positive work...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** The Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit is a 14 bed critical care unit located within the Pauley Heart Center Division. The unit specializes in the post-operative care of the Cardio-thoracic and Vascular patient populations. The team provides complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery and rehabilitation. The unit is staffed with critical care intensivists, advance practice providers (NPs) and cardiac surgery trained critical care nurses. This ICU provides the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Unique services include cardiopulmonary support devices including temporary and permanent VADs, a total artificial heart system, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) providing a form of life support for patients with severe and abrupt heart and/or lung failure. The unit supports a positive work...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** The Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit is a 14 bed critical care unit located within the Pauley Heart Center Division. The unit specializes in the post-operative care of the Cardio-thoracic and Vascular patient populations. The team provides complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery and rehabilitation. The unit is staffed with critical care intensivists, advance practice providers (NPs) and cardiac surgery trained critical care nurses. This ICU provides the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Unique services include cardiopulmonary support devices including temporary and permanent VADs, a total artificial heart system, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) providing a form of life support for patients with severe and abrupt heart and/or lung failure. The unit supports a positive work...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond is the health hub of an amazing community. As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer access to the most advanced treatments and technologies in the area. Our physicians, nurses, and staff are committed to providing exceptional care. We are the only comprehensive Level I trauma center in Virginia verified in adult, pediatric, and burn trauma care . From our very first years to our most recent advancements, we are driven to learn more, dig deeper, teach passionately and never rest. We are inventing better care, one discovery at a time. Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Located in Critical Care Hospital - 4th floor • 28-bed adult ICU, caring for complex medical and pulmonary patients, including post-codes, sepsis, GI bleeds, DKA, renal and liver failure, and those requiring various bedside procedures and advanced...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. 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
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. 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
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** The Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit is a 14 bed critical care unit located within the Pauley Heart Center Division. The unit specializes in the post-operative care of the Cardio-thoracic and Vascular patient populations. The team provides complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery and rehabilitation. The unit is staffed with critical care intensivists, advance practice providers (NPs) and cardiac surgery trained critical care nurses. This ICU provides the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Unique services include cardiopulmonary support devices including temporary and permanent VADs, a total artificial heart system, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) providing a form of life support for patients with severe and abrupt heart and/or lung failure. The unit supports a positive work...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The RN Care Coordinator functions as a part of a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, social workers, discharge planning assistants and payers. This position ensures that patient’s progress in the acute episode of care through post discharge is quality driven while being efficient, cost effective and safe. This position will also be patient focused and outcome oriented. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia or eligible Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current RN licensure in Virginia Complete 15 Continuing Education Units per year Experience REQUIRED: Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting Experience PREFERRED: Academic healthcare experience One (1) year of UM/Care Coordination experience Clinical experience with specialty patient population Education/training REQUIRED: Baccalaureate Degree in...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** The RN Care Coordinator functions as a part of a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, social workers, discharge planning assistants and payers. This position ensures that patient’s progress in the acute episode of care through post discharge is quality driven while being efficient, cost effective and safe. This position will also be patient focused and outcome oriented. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia or eligible Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current RN licensure in Virginia Complete 15 Continuing Education Units per year Experience REQUIRED: Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting Experience PREFERRED: Academic healthcare experience One (1) year of UM/Care Coordination experience Clinical...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. 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 December 31, 2022. Terms and conditions apply** The Clinical Nurse IV job 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. This role also provides direction, education, and leadership. The Clincal Nurse IV 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 role safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Clin IV: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$2,500 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. Our team is a family. We work together to give every child in our growing community a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their super powers. 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,...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. 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
** $2,500 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. Our team is a family. We work together to give every child in our growing community a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their super powers. 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,...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. 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
**$5,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply** Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. Our team is a family. We work together to give every child in our growing community a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their super powers. 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,...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
**$5,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by December 31, 2022. Terms and Conditions apply.** The Neuroscience ICU Unit is state-of-the-art and the largest in the state of Virginia, equipped with 28 beds dedicated to providing outstanding neurocritical care service for a variety of diseases involving the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves). The NSICU is an essential component of VCU’s comprehensive stroke center and is the first and only comprehensive stroke center in Virginia. The NSICU has received the Beacon Award for critical care excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in 2010 and forward. Come join this dynamic team - new grads and experienced candidates are welcome to 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...