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Applying for the Nurse Residency Program

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a year round basis. Billings Clinic offers spring, summer, and fall cohort start dates. Nurse Residency cohort spots fill first with applicants adhering to application deadline. Applications submitted after the application deadline will be reviewed, however due to limited Nurse Residency cohort spots, applicants will be considered for the next cohort start date. (Example: If you are a May 2019 graduate, submit an application in March 2019, and the Summer 2019 nurse residency cohort is full, you will be considered for the Fall 2019 nurse residency cohort.) View new graduate residency opportunities here.

New graduate nurses with less than 12 months of experience will participate in the nurse residency program.

If you possess a nursing license, and have less than 12 months of experience, we accept applications year-round. Please review the How to Apply Section below.

If you have not graduated from nursing school, please review the appropriate deadlines below.

Upcoming Graduation

Application Deadline

Start Date

December 2020

October 2, 2020

Spring 2021

May 2021

February 5, 2021

Summer 2021

August 2021

May 21, 2020

Fall 2020

December 2021

October 1, 2020

Spring 2020


How to Apply

    1. Job posting

    Search Billings Clinic job postings to find the New Grad RN positions. There are two types of roles to consider: Specialty Unit and Medical Surgical/Cardiovascular Unit job postings. You may apply to more than one position.

    SPECIALTY UNIT

    • NEW GRAD RN Intensive Care Unit (ICU) job posting
    • NEW GRAD RN Emergency Department (ED) job posting
    • NEW GRAD RN Psychiatric job posting
    • NEW GRAD RN Surgical Services (OR) job posting
    • NEW GRAD RN Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartum (LDRP) job posting
    • NEW GRAD RN Inpatient Pediatric Unit (IPU) job posting
    • NEW GRAD RN Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) job posting

     MEDICAL SURGICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR UNITS

    •  NEW GRAD RN Medical Surgical and Cardiovascular Unit job posting

    Applying for the Medical Surgical/Cardiovascular Unit job posting allows you to be considered by the following five units:

    1. Cardiovascular Unit (CVU)
    2. Inpatient Medical (IPM)
    3. Inpatient Surgical (IPS)
    4. Inpatient Cancer Center (ICC)
    5. Orthopedic Neurovascular Unit (ONU)

    2. Application

    Select the application link and follow the instructions. 

    • Be prepared to answer the following questions within the application.
      • What interests you about joining (or continuing to work on) our team at Billings Clinic and what expectations and/or reservations do you have being part of the Nurse Residency Program?
      • Leadership is very important at Billings Clinic; Please provide examples of how you have demonstrated leadership.
      • What quality or skill do you feel separates you from other applicants?
      • What are your 2-5 year goals in nursing?
      • What department or nursing unit interests you the most and why?
      • If you are not selected for employment on your preferred unit or department, what other two departments or units interest you?
      • Is there one department or nursing unit you would like to avoid? Why?
    • Attach resume to application.
    • Submit application by appropriate deadline.

    3. Interview Process

    • The Specialty Units: You will be contacted for an interview if the unit is interested in your background and skills. Each unit conducts their own interviews.
    • The Medical Surgical/Cardiovascular Units: You will interview with a panel of Medical Surgical/Cardiovascular leaders and be considered for 5 units:  Cardiovascular Unit (CVU), Inpatient Medical (IPM) Inpatient Surgical (IPS), Inpatient Cancer Center (ICC) & Orthopedic Neurovascular Unit (ONU). These panel interviews are conducted several times each year.  
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      Upcoming Graduation

      Application Deadline

      Medical Surgical/Cardiovascular Interviews

      Start Date

      December 2020

      October 2, 2020

      October 19, 2020

      October 21, 2020

      October 26, 2020

      Spring 2021

      May 2021

      February 5, 2021

      February 23, 2021

      February 25, 2021

      March 1, 2021

      Summer 2021

      August 2021

      May 21, 2020

      June 8, 2020

      June 10, 2020

      Fall 2020

       

      December 2021

      October 1, 2020

      October 19, 2021

      October 21, 2021

      October 26, 2021

      Spring 2020

    Contact Information

    For Nurse Residency questions

    Kelsey Meyer, BSN, RN, CMSRN
    KMeyer@billingsclinic.org
    406-435-6956

    Julia Sugg, MSN, RN
    JSugg@billingsclinic.org
    406-435-6330

    For Nurse Residency Human Resources questions

    Andrea Doll, Talent & Workforce Coordinator
    adoll@billingsclinic.org
    406-238-5633

    New Nurse Graduates
    Apply Here

    New Graduates Residency Opportunities

    Nurse Residency Important Dates

    If you possess a nursing license, and have less than 12 months of experience, we accept applications year-round.

    If you have not graduated from nursing school, see deadlines below.

    Upcoming Graduation

    Application Deadline

    Start Date

    December 2020

    October 2, 2020

    Spring 2021

    May 2021

    February 5, 2021

    Summer 2021

    August 2021

    May 21, 2020

    Fall 2020

    December 2021

    October 1, 2020

    Spring 2020