UnityPoint Health

New Graduate RN- Nurse Residency-Hospice

Requisition ID
106 19th Ave
9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
SN Visits- Hosp- QC
Scheduled Hours/Shift
M-F 8a-4:30pm with weekend/call rotation
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Hospice Residency for New Graduate RN's (New graduate or 12 months or less experience)


UnityPoint at Home is seeking RN students graduating in August 2021 and December 2021 to join our next cohorts starting in October 2021 and February 2022. Apply now and send your resume to our Recruiter, Michelle at Michelle.Laxton@unitypoint.org


Why should you consider starting your RN Career in Home Care?


  1. UnityPoint at Home understands that new nurses need more on-the-job training than experienced nurses. You will have that and more in the UnityPoint at Home Residency Program which has been created to build on the skills you have learned in school and through clinicals while also allowing for an individualized preceptor experience.  
  2. Home care nurses work one-on-one with patients, many for a long time. You’ll have the opportunity to know your patients, which helps you to provide the best care. Your patients will be in their homes, where they are comfortable and receptive to your suggestions.
  3. The UnityPoint at Home Nurse Residency program has dedicated preceptors who help you smoothly transition from a student nurse to a competent and confident professional RN.
  4. The Nurse Residency Program helps you grow along with other new RNs in your cohort, and meet regularly with experienced mentors, to offer support and socialization into your new role.
  5. The changing needs of your patients and their conditions mean that you’ll be utilizing a variety of skills. If the patient is new, you’ll begin with assessments and create their care plan. As you progress in our Residency Program, your experience increases and from there you’ll gain autonomy in deciding the best care for each patient.


Check out a Day in the Life of a Home Hospice Nurse in the video below! 



Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint


Program Highlights

  1. A 12-month program to smooth transition into practice.
  2. A series of thoughtfully developed classes that will enhance skills in critical thinking, assessment, leadership and clinical decision making.
  3. Participation in this program is a part of the regular work assignment.
  4. Classroom instruction specific to the clinical area using a focused case study approach to learning.
  5. Clinical Experience under the guidance of an experience Preceptor.
  6. Ongoing continuing education and professional development opportunities.
  7. Dedicated nurse educators are available both during and following the program.


Nurse Resident Required Program Participation during the 12 month program:

  • SIM Labs
  • Monthly educational seminars
  • Meeting touchpoints as scheduled
  • Completion of Residency Project
  • Completion of Residency Portfolio


    1. Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses.
    2. CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.
    3. Strong interpersonal skills.
    4. Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
    5. Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
    6. Strong computer skills.
    7. Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.



    1. BSN or BS in health related field.


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