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Nurse Residency

Nursing Opportunities

Excellent working conditions, state-of-the-art technology, and excellent patient-focused care characterize Union Hospital. Our employees enjoy excellent benefits, a competitive salary, abundant continuing education opportunities, support services, and a sense of value and respect for the work they do. All of this combined results in a high level of employee satisfaction.  
Nearly 3,000 employees are at the heart of Union Hospital's reputation as a quality healthcare provider in the Wabash Valley. Patient safety and satisfaction are job number one at Union Hospital.  
A rewarding and challenging experience awaits you as an employee of Union Hospital. Whether you prefer working in a large hospital that is a regional referral center, or in a smaller hospital in a rural setting, Union Hospital has opportunities for you.  
If you are ready to join a dynamic team of professionals at an outstanding medical facility, please explore our current list of job openings

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate from an accredited nursing program? Please click here to apply. 


Preparing for a position with Union Hospital is a significant learning experience. Orientation includes both classroom and clinical training in your assigned area. If you are new to nursing, you will enter a six-week preceptorship program with the hospitals or you will spend a period of time shadowing a person in one of the physician's offices. In either case, you will be working closely with a nurse experienced in your chosen specialty.

Nurse Residency Program

Union Health offers a robust nurse residency for new graduate registered nurses with less than one year of nursing experience or registered nurses who are new to the acute care environment. The program aims to provide multifaceted content to support the new nurse as a whole, equipping them to experience successful transitions to practice and provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.

  • The program provides support over the first year of independent nursing practice with ten, monthly sessions that provide:
  • Professional nursing content to expand horizons and broaden nursing perspectives.
  • Specialty-specific content to strengthen competency, skills, and knowledge.
  • Peer group mentoring allows for the exchange of support among peers, socialization, and debriefing.
  • Opportunities to socialize, integrate, and empower new nurses within their clinical environments through performance improvement projects.
The primary goals of the nurse residency program are to reduce levels of transition shock and improve new nurse satisfaction, resulting in improved transitional wellness.