Graduate Nurse - Acute Care 3 (Medical Oncology)

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Varied
Hours: Varied
Recruiter Contact: Renee Webster at [email protected]

**$10,000 Sign On Bonus! - Eligible to those that qualify**

Graduate Nurse Residency - 3 Acute Care

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is an Academic Medical Center located in Central Pennsylvania. With a four-time Magnet accreditation, Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center offers endless opportunities for Registered Nurses to grow and expand their career.

The Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a full-time RN position that creates a seamless educational transition into the nursing world. This position offers an exceptional experience for new RN graduates to continue to learn and grow in their nursing career while assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. Graduate nurse residents are expected to remain full-time on one unit for the entire year of the program, as well as actively participate in all learning opportunities that are offered.


The 37 bed Medical Oncology unit serves patients with hematological and oncological malignancies as well as patients from internal medicine, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and others. This unit also accommodates patients of size from all medical and surgical specialties. Nurses in this unit receive training in chemotherapy administration and the care of hematological/oncology patients and are crucial to the collaborative environment.

Professional advancement includes opportunities to explore a variety of roles and experiences, offering new nurses the chance to grow and encouraging experienced nurses to lead. A commitment to shared governance empowers all nurses to take the lead on issues such as patient safety, clinical practice, professional development, education, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice, providing the foundation for excellence in patient care.

Nurses are central to a collaborative practice environment, working with physicians, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, social workers, dietitians, pastoral caregivers and numerous other disciplines to provide exceptional care.


Please include an updated resume with your application.

Interviews for the Graduate Nurse Residency Program are conducted weekly with hiring occurring on a rolling basis.

The Residency is offered throughout the year with the cohorts starting quarterly. Graduate Nurses can start each month and will be placed into one of our four residency classes, depending on graduation date and when the Registered Nurse license is received. The residency offers full pay and benefits effective the first day of hire, along with tuition reimbursement.


Graduate Nurse with a Temporary Practice Permit or currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by State of employment. 

Candidates must have graduated within one (1) year of the cohort start date. 

AHA BLS prior to end of orientation period.

Penn State Hershey requires all registered nurses to enroll in a baccalaureate in nursing degree program within six months of their hire date and complete the degree within 4 years of their hire date.


Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania