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 LPN job commences to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. 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 begins to assume leadership responsibilities at the unit level. The LPN 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: Licensure, certification or registration varies depending on the incumbent`s employment background and transitional assignment; LPN licensure in Virginia or eligible Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current LPN...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. This...

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VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The Nursing Triage RN job serves as a liaison between physicians, nurses, and patients via telephone or messaging. This role manages and documents patient phone callspertaining to medical conditions and questions according to established policies and evidence based guidelines. This role demonstrates clinical knowledge and applies this knowledge to a specific patient population. The Nursing Triage RN job assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role provides direction and education to patients andfamilies. This role also accurately documents age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. 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...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. This...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. This...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) commences to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. The LPN assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. The LPN 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. The LPN in the Licensed Practical Nurse OR role functions primarily in surgeries and invasive procedures for all age groups of patients for the perioperative and procedural areas; functions in other areas based on competency level within and outside the perioperative and procedural areas. The LPN OR assists with and is responsible for the gathering the appropriate supplies for cases; having knowledge of and practices sterile...

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VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The Utilization Review RN is responsible for utilization management and utilization review for prospective, concurrent, or retrospective review. This position functions as a part of a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, social workers, discharge planning assistants and payers. The Utilization Review RN performs reviews of current inpatient services, and determines medical appropriateness of inpatient and outpatient services following evaluation of medical guidelines and benefit determination. The Utilization Review RN conducts prospective, concurrent and retrospective utilization review for inpatient services, observations, as well as specific outpatient service requests. 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...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Thjs...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. This...

Part time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. The Clinical Nurse II job demonstrates a mastery of...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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. Medicine Specialty Unit: North Hospital, 6th Floor • 28 bed unit caring for general and progressive level of care patients • Subspecialty of caring for adults with sickle cell anemia Our Medicine Units: • Practice evidence-based care for patients with complex medical and surgical diagnoses • Serve patients through the continuum of care • Provide 24-hour accessibility to hospitalists and...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
$10,000 Sign-On Bonus (terms and conditions apply). Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as an RN. 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...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
$10,000 Sign-On Bonus (terms and conditions apply). Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as an RN. 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...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
$10,000 Sign-On Bonus (terms and conditions apply). Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as an RN. 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...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
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 recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. This...

Full time
 
VCU Health Richmond, VA, USA
The Transplant Coordinator 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. This job manifests a high level of expertise in the assessment, coordination and care of the complex patients, families, or communities to actual or potential health problems; prevention of illness and injury; maintenance of wellness; and provision of comfort. The Transplant Coordinator demonstrates strong clinical experiences in patient care. The position 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. The position sssists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. The position also provides...