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New Grad RN Residency - July 2020 - Wolfson Children's Hospital

Job Summary

Baptist Health is now accepting applications for the July 13th, 2020 New Graduate RN Residency Program. This application will close on Monday, March 30th. Applications may be accepted after the application close date depending on availability within units. 


A “new graduate” is defined as an RN who has been licensed for 12 months or less.

  • The residency will incorporate core nursing curriculum, competency development and unit orientations with education focused on clinical skills, critical thinking development, communication skills, and managing patient responsibilities and priorities. Best practices in learning and practice development will be employed.
  • The residency will be 10 months in length. During this time, participants must be flexible in scheduling and willing to work and travel to all Baptist facilities.
  • Participants will be asked for a two-year commitment to Baptist Health after the residency is completed.

Program Information

Who is considered a New Graduate Nurse?

A “new graduate” is defined as an RN who has been licensed for 12 months or less.

What units are available?

Opportunities are available across the system in a variety of units, with the vast majority being in Med/Surg units and emergency services.  While we understand that you may be interested in a specific unit, we cannot always guarantee that request. We appreciate your flexibility in this, and hope that you understand that this is just the first step in long and rewarding nursing career, in which you will have many opportunities.

Will I know what unit, facility and shift I will work in once the residency is completed?

You will know the unit & facility prior to starting the residency. Shift may vary.

Can I apply if I have not graduated yet?

Yes, you can apply for this position. The requirements of this position are that you have passed the NCLEX and have your Florida RN Licensure before the start date of July 13th, 2020 (Deadline: June 29th, 2020).  Please keep these dates in mind, as you will not be able to start the program without an active license. 


Any questions regarding the residency should be directed to Please do not contact to check the status of your residency application. 

  • Date Posted Feb 24, 2020
  • Status Full-Time
  • Shift Details Days
  • Education Required Bachelor's Degree - Nursing
  • Education Preferred Bachelor's Degree - Nursing
  • Experience
    • Successful completion of an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
  • License and Certification
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Location Wolfson Children's Hospital
    800 Prudential Drive
    Jacksonville, Florida, 32207
  • Location Overview

    For more than 20 years, health care consumers have named Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville as the "most preferred healthcare provider" in the region. As the central hub of the Baptist Health system, Baptist Jacksonville provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies, such as the robotic-assisted da Vinci™ Surgical System. Centrally located on the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is Baptist Health's flagship tertiary-care hospital. Designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in patient care, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville has repeatedly been named among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals.” The hospital has also been ranked as high performing in more than 10 specialties from neurology and neurosurgery to gynecology, diabetes, endocrinology,oncology and more.  Baptist Health also has a new Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, which is a regional epicenter for advanced treatment of strokes, aneurysms and other brain conditions.  As one of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is located close to sports, theater and music venues, museums, shopping and dining.

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