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Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen Valley Hospital’s New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a structured transition-to-practice program with an evidence-based curriculum through which a newly licensed nurse can continue to gain the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. The year-long program includes a clinical preceptorship with highly trained preceptors and mentors as well as classroom seminars, skills labs and realistic simulation activities taught by diverse, qualified clinical faculty.
In alignment with the AVH mission, the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is designed to train new nurse graduates to deliver extraordinary healthcare in a variety of clinical settings while maintaining an environment of excellence, compassion and trust. Follow this link to learn more about Aspen Valley Hospital, a community-based, not-for-profit hospital located in Aspen, Colorado.
August 2023 Cohort:
*If offered a position in the residency program, candidates must be available during July to complete pre-employment requirements.
To be considered, candidates must submit a completed application by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on the date the application period closes. We cannot review late submissions.
1. View available “Nurse Resident” positions in our online database and complete the online application during the application period.
2. Attach a resume that includes:
3. Provide three personal/professional references, two must be from nursing instructors.
4. Attach a written statement that includes:
If you have questions regarding the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, please contact:
April Gay, DNP, RN
New Graduate Nurse Residency Program Coordinator
Occasionally and with approval of the Nurse Residency Program Leadership committee, an exception may be made for an applicant who has graduated from an accredited nursing program outside of the 12-month time frame but who has less than 12 months of experience as a registered nurse. Please submit an application for further consideration.
Out-of-state candidates are eligible to apply to the AVH New Graduate Nurse Residency Program. However, if accepted into the program, you must be licensed in the state of Colorado prior to the deadline provided. We highly recommend you apply for licensure to the Colorado Board of Nursing at the time of NCLEX testing to avoid delays. Applicants can sit for the NCLEX exam in any state regardless of where you are applying for licensure. Applying for licensure by endorsement after being issued an out-of-state license will take additional time and may delay your ability to meet the residency program timeline requirements.
To learn more about RN licensure in the state of Colorado, review the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies website.
Nurse residents are employed in full-time positions that require 36 to 40 hours per week or 72 to 80 hours per pay period for the entire 12 months of the residency program. This schedule includes some weekends and holidays. The number of hours each week will vary between 36 and 40 to accommodate both didactic and clinical experiences.
Nurse residents receive paid time off as a benefit of employment.
The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program at AVH is one year (52 weeks), beginning in August and ending in July of the following year.
Nurse residents receive the same healthcare and retirement benefits offered to all full-time employees.
Once a job offer has been made, you will be provided with the exact hourly pay.