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                                      Nursing - New Graduate Residency Program

Loyola Medicine is a regional, academic health system based in Chicago’s western suburbs and a member of Trinity Health, one of nation’s largest Catholic health systems. Our system includes Loyola University Medical Center, a nationally ranked academic medical center with 547 licensed beds in Maywood; Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a 254-bed community hospital in Melrose Park; MacNeal Hospital, a 374-bed community hospital in Berwyn.

Nursing - New Graduate Residency Program
Requisition #: 00275989

Title: Registered Nurse (RN 1)
Nurse (RN 1) Status: Non-Exempt
Shift: Rotating shifts
Hours: 72
Shift Length: 12 hours

Important Program Dates - subject to change

All required materials/applications must be received by August 13th, 2021 @ 5pm.

Program Start Date: October 11th, 2021


Required Application Materials:

YOUR APPLICATION WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF YOU UPLOAD THE COMPLETED PORTFOLIO AT THE TIME YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.

Please include ONLY the following within your portfolio.

All documents listed below must be submitted within
 ONE document. 


  • Cover Letter (optional) 
  • Resume
  • Please select your top three (3) departments of interest (in order of interest)
    • Critical Care-includes ICU, ER, Telemetry 
    • Medical Surgical 
    • Procedural Areas-includes OR, PACU 
    • Pediatrics 
    • Women’s Health
  • 2 Narratives (see below)
1. In 250 words or less, describe what led you to apply to our program at Loyola? What led you to pursue a career in healthcare?  
2. In 250 words or less, describe what professional goals you have for yourself for the next one to year years?

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How to Submit Application Materials:

Before you submit your application, please upload your portfolio within the “Upload Resume” section (as pictured below):
Upload resume or apply with LinkedIn
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Program Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a valid Illinois RN license verified by the IDFPR website by time of Start Date. The new graduate nurse may apply for this position prior to completing license requirements, but will be unable to begin work until license is obtained.
  • Candidates must have graduated within the last 12 months and can only have worked as an RN in any capacity no more than within the last 12 months of beginning of program start.
  • Candidates must have graduated from an accredited BSN/MSN. ADN graduates considered if current colleague employed by Loyola Medicine. Graduates with an ADN will need to complete BSN within 3 years of employment.

Program Summary:  Loyola Medicine supports nurses through the first year of employment using the resources and expertise of more experienced nurses to teach and mentor the newest members of our profession. We are committed to the professional development of our nurses at every level of practice. We believe our program provides a great foundation for a long nursing career as a Loyola Medicine Nurse.

Program Description:  Loyola Medicine's Transition to Practice Program/Residency for Registered Nurses is designed to support the transition from student to professional nurse. The program is modeled after the guidelines provided by the American Nurses Credential Center Practice Transition Accreditation Program®. It provides structured support for all Registered Nurses with less than 12 months of experience. The program uses evidence-based criteria to create a framework for helping new nurses develop the knowledge, skills and competency to be successful in practice. It provides the foundation for professional development for nurses early in their career. Nurses who successfully complete transition to practice/residency program have a higher likelihood of being satisfied with their work and the contributions they make to patient care.

Our Core Values:

Reverence | Commitment to Those Who are Poor | Safety | Justice | Stewardship | Integrity

We, Loyola Medicine, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel
as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.


As a mission-driven innovative health organization, we will become the national leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be the most trusted health partner for life.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.