May 27, 2024

Lovelace Medical Center with Ardent Health Services is hiring New Grad Nurses!

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA

Job Description

Lovelace Medical Center is now hiring for Graduate Nurses to join our team - Various Departments and Shifts. 

***Now Accepting Applications for Winter 2023***


Lovelace Medical Center has partnered with the University of Iowa to provide a 12-month Entry to Practice (ETP) Nurse Residency Program that supports graduate nurses as they transition into their first professional nursing role. The program offers a 16-week comprehensive orientation plan, immersive learning opportunities, nursing professional development, quality/safety performance improvement integration, and a supportive team-oriented environment.


The personal and professional support received throughout the program helps the newly licensed nurse become a competent, confident member of the healthcare family.


Application Requirements:

  • Dual application to ETP Nurse Residency Program and the unit of choice.
  • Applications are open.

Please email or call 505-727-5100 to speak to a recruiter today!


Graduate Nurse GN Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible and accountable for the practice of Professional Nursing, to include patient care and staff management assigned to the RN in his/her charge.
  • May serve in the role of Charge Nurse and is accountable for professional practice.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety.





  • Nursing student must have graduated or will be graduating from an accredited school of nursing prior to the cohort start state
  • The program is open to BSN and ADN/ASN graduates
  • The candidate must have successfully completed the NCLEX two weeks prior to the scheduled start date
  • Willingness to participate in all program components
  • Current BLS; Hiring department may also require ACLS and/or PALS
  • One-year post-program completion work commitment agreement required

Why Lovelace?


  • New Mexico Hospital Association/ American Hospital Association Quest for Excellence award, general Acute Hospital, 2021 
  • U.S. News & World Report, Chest Pain MI Registry Performance achievement Award, 2021 
  • "A" grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 2019, Fall 2020 
  • Healthgrades 2020 Specialty Excellence Awards: Pulmonology Care excellence, 2020; American's 100 
  • Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work, 2016-2019 
  • U.S. New & World Report "Best Hospitals," in Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack, 2021-2022 
  • Best Hospitals for cardiac care, 2019; America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention, 2019 
  • American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association "Get with the Guidelines" Stroke gold Plus quality Achievement Award, 2012-2022 (Target Honor Roll - Elite Plus, 2019-2022) 

Lovelace is a drug-free employer with smoke free campuses.