Nursing Residency Program FAQs


Q: How do I apply for the Nurse Residency with JPS Health Network?

A: To be considered for our program, you must submit an application during the application acceptance timeframe. If you do not submit an application before the deadline, you will not be considered for our positions. We strongly encourage you to attach a résumé to your application.


Q: I’m a current JPS Employee. Do I need to apply for this position?

A: If you are a current JPS Employee and interested in the Nurse Residency program, you must submit an application.   Go to the JPS intranet, Human Resources,  Internal Career Opportunities,  and then search for the JPS Nurse Resident position.  Please include a current resume with your application.


Q: Which nursing position should I submit an online application for?

A: You would need to apply for the Nurse Resident position.


Q: How many applications do I need to submit?

A: You will only need to submit one application which may be sent to any of our units.


Q: How does the RN New Graduate process work?

A: Talent Acquisition evaluates the applicants that submit applications prior to the deadline. All applicants selected to move forward are not guaranteed employment. However, if you are selected, your information will be reviewed by various departments/units that accept RN Graduate Nurses. You will receive notification of your status in the process approximately 3-6 weeks after the application deadline.


Q: Which departments do you accept Graduate Nurses in?

A: We accept Graduate Nurses in Women and Children’s, Medical-Surgical, Critical Care and Emergency Services.


Q: Do I need to know which unit I would like to work with before I apply?

A: Not when submitting your application, but if you are selected to move forward in the RN New Graduate process, you will have an opportunity to speak with a team member about various units throughout JPS. They can answer questions you have about these units and assist you with your selection.


Q: How can I check the status of my application?

A: When you complete the online application, you will receive a response within 72 hours. Please note, due to the large volume of applications we receive, direct contact with the recruiter is limited.


Q: What happens if I am not selected to move forward in the RN New Graduate process?

A: If you are not selected to move forward you will be notified. We will keep your information on file for 90 days, should our needs change.


Q: How long does the Residency program last?

A: The Residency is a 12 month program. The program is comprised of a series of learning and work experiences that develop the clinical and leadership skills necessary for the new nurse to become a successful part of the health care team.


Q: Who may I contact if I have further questions about the Nurse Residency application process?

A: Contact Human Resources at 817-702-1030 or email