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RN Bridge Residency Program

Universal Health Services

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RN Bridge Residency Program

Job Code:  233146
Facility: The George Washington University Hospital
Location: WASHINGTON, DC US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Nursing
FTE: .9
Position Summary:


Nurses at the George Washington University Hospital are delivering world class care through their capacity to think, study, research, discover, evaluate, teach, learn, refine and innovate. In 2015, GW Hospital was just a few of hospitals in the nation, and the only hospital in DC to be recognized by The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for its meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

Nurses and every employee at GW Hospital take part in our Service Excellence Program. The program is guided by three standards: "Treat everyone as a guest. Demonstrate professionalism and excellence in the things I do. Practice teamwork." These Service Excellence standards help to determine everything we do and everything we accomplish. Our nurses make a difference in the quality of healthcare we provide to our patients in the communities we serve.

We invite you to join us in Defining Medicine through our RN Residency Program for new graduates.
The GW Nurse Residency establishes your foundation as a new nurse, as you participate in an extensive 2 year program, which includes classroom instruction tailored to specific clinical areas, a focused evidence based approach to learning, clinical preceptorship and new hire support/mentorship. Opportunities exist to work in one of the following units (please note your preferences on your cover letter);

  • Emergency Department
  • Operating Room
  • Surgical Services
  • PACU Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Center (CVC, 3 South)
  • Medicine/Oncology (5 South)
  • General Medicine (4 South)
  • Medicine/Psychiatric (6 South)
  • Surgical and Bariatric Center (5 North)
  • Women’s Center – Postpartum, Labor and Delivery, and NICU (Level III)
  • Neurology/Orthopedic, Stroke and Rehabilitation Services (4 North)

We are accepting applications now. (please note graduation date on application).

Requirements: Current CPR certification. New grad RNs MUST have taken their NCLEX and passed before the start of the program. It is strongly recommended to sit for a DC RN license when registering to take your boards.

If selected for an interview, nursing bridge candidates must bring a current CPR card, two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors on official letterhead and official transcripts (unofficial will be accepted, if followed by official that says same)
In order to evaluate your candidacy, please include on your cover letter or application:

1. Nursing school attended with graduation date and current or final GPA
2. Current licensure status, to include ATT test date and jurisdiction (e.g. DC, Maryland, Virginia, etc.). If you have not graduated please indicate which state you plan to obtain your initial licensure.
3. Your preferences for specialty/unit


ADNs will be considered.




  • Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program.
  • NRP (or obtained within three months of employment)
  • Current DC state nursing license (or able to obtain at the time of start)
  • Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility.
  • Prefer one year full time or three years part time experience in acute care setting.


  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt to multiple and changing priorities

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