Graduate Nurse - Acute Care 6 (Medical)

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Unit: 6 Acute Care

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Recruiter Contact: Renee Foster - [email protected]

**$10,000 Sign On Bonus!**

Graduate Nurse Residency - 6 Acute Care Medical 

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.


This is a 44-bed acute care unit where nurses care for patients from a variety of medical specialties including internal medicine, gastroenterology, pulmonology, infectious diseases, palliative care, and nephrology. The clinical unit also specialized in the care of adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

Preferred experience includes GN and/or RN license and professional nursing certification.


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.


BSN or ASN Nursing Graduate
Registered Nurse license, or Graduate Nurse Temporary Permit to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania required before the start of the Residency.
Must graduate within 1 year of the Residency start date and must have no experience working as an RN post-graduation working.
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.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. 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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 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 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: SEIU Nurses