Jun 20, 2024

2024 Neuroscience/ENT Nurse Residency

  • Dartmouth Health
  • Lebanon, NH, USA
Full time Education Nurse

Job Description


Now accepting applications for the 2024 Nurse Residency Program in the Neurosciences Specilaity!



Our Nurse Residency Program, designed for recent RN graduates and nurses with less than one year of experience, will provide the best possible start for your nursing career. This comprehensive program includes a combination of classes, lab experiences; a precepted unit-based orientation, as well as training in our Simulation Center utilizing human patient simulators that will strengthen your assessment, critical thinking, and clinical skills. This is a paid, comprehensive program specially designed to meet the unique needs of today’s new nurses. The program incorporates an orientation which focuses on the skills an knowledge base required for nursing in D-H’s academic, acute care environment.

• Upon successful completion of the NCLEX recent RN graduates can begin their career at DHMC through our Nurse Residency Program

• This is a year-long program with 12 training weeks specifically designed to meet the unique needs of today’s new nurses

• The program incorporates an orientation, which focuses on the skills and knowledge base required for nursing in our academic, high-tech, acute care environment.

• Using our state-of-the-art Simulation Center, nurses have an opportunity to strengthen their assessment, critical thinking, communication and technical skills in a safe learning environment.

Various cohorts available throughout the year.

The Nurse Residency Program emphasizes adult learning principles and promotes clinical and leadership skills during the transition from student nurse to acute care professional nurse. Units participating in this training program include:


Neuroscience/ENT (5W) is a 21-bed general Medical-Surgical level and epilepsy monitoring unit. The primary patient population includes neurology, neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) patients. Neuroscience/ENT provides specialized nursing care for patients with: strokes, epilepsy, brain and/or spinal cord tumors/injuries, movement disorders, laryngectomies and tracheotomies.

Our units have a diverse patient population which provides an excellent learning environment to build a foundation for professional growth. We have a team approach and have a very active shared governance and practice area council. With the support of our clinical nurse supervisors and nurse educator, we provide a Neuro-specific learning environment for initial and continuous professional development with opportunities to cross-train or grow into new Critical Care skills and future in our Neuroscience Special Care Unit and our Neuro Critical Care Unit!

To be considered for our 2024 Nurse Residency Program, you must submit a completed application packet. A completed packet includes:

* An on-line application;
* A detailed letter of introduction to include the clinical rotation that you found most interesting, where you completed your clinical rotations, externships, internships and/or senior practicum if applicable and your top two areas of clinical interest;
* Resume

To decrease the risk of required documents being lost, we suggest having all information attached to your on-line application, cut and pasted into the text box of the application OR e-mail directly to our NRP Nursing Recruiter Nicole Dean at, Nicole.l.dean@hitchcock.org . If all of the information is not received, your application will be placed on hold.

Residency Activities/Benefits Include:

• Clinical experiences with a preceptor

• Simulation in our Patient Safety Training Program

• Competency and skills assessment and verification

• Dynamic Team Building Exercises!

• Orientation to the electronic health record, eD-H

• Skills labs that provide hands-on experience with equipment

• Specialty Boot Camps!

• Lively discussions on clinical topics and situations

• Exposure to the many opportunities available to D-H Nurses

• Information about the community D-H serves

• Details on available professional and personal development resources


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.
  • For newly licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or Associate's Degree in Nursing (A.D.N) is required.

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.

  • Area of Interest: Nursing Residency;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.90 - 36 hrs/per week;
  • Shift: Rotating;
  • Job ID: 18890;

Dartmouth Health is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.