Nursing New Graduate Opportunities

Valley Children’s Hospital encourages new graduated Registered Nursing students to apply to any open RN I position. All open positions are posted online and are updated frequently. Click here to view current nursing position openings.

Valley Children’s Hospital provides an individualized new graduate training program specific to the unit in which they were hired. The level of acuity for each unit will determine the length of the orientation. This can range from two to four months. The orientation period can be adjusted for each individual and may be extended or shortened depending on performance.

The optimal time for a student nurse to apply to an RN I position is no greater than two months prior to graduation.

Once an applicant applies online, a recruiter will review the application to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. If the minimum requirements are met, the recruiter will forward the application to the hiring manager or supervisor. If the applicant is selected for an interview, they will be contacted by the appropriate manager or unit specific recruiter.

Although your application is usually reviewed within the first 24 hours, please allow a minimum of two weeks after submission of your application to be contacted for an interview. Some of the new graduate positions are very competitive and it can take up to two weeks for applicants to be selected for interviews.

New graduate RNs have been hired into the following units: Rehab, Discovery, Apollo, Explorer, Voyager, Craycroft, Emergency, NICU, PICU and OR. 

New Graduate RN Benefits

Valley Children’s Hospital provides competitive salaries, healthcare coverage, retirement benefits and relocation allowances.

New graduate RNs are eligible to receive relocation assistance which is based on mileage. In order to receive a relocation allowance, individuals must live further than 100 miles from the hospital. The greater the distance determines the amount of relocations you will be awarded. The range of relocation for new graduate RNs is $1500 - $4500.

Transition to Practice Program

Valley Children’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program provides a structured transition into pediatric nursing. The year-long program offers a supportive learning environment for newly licensed (or soon-to-be licensed) registered nurses and nurses with less than 12 months of experience. Valley Children’s TTP curriculum engages nursing residents in activities that promote critical thinking, skill development and lifelong learning. Resident cohorts begin every three months (January, April, July and October).

Classes are held once a month for 12 months and include didactic presentations, immersive activities, hands-on skill practice and simulation in a variety of topics. Each class begins with a social work-led debriefing session where participants can share experiences, concerns and successes. Interprofessional team members share their unique expertise to increase communication and collaboration throughout the organization. Ongoing transition support is provided by leadership, educators, preceptors and mentors.