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Nurse Residency Program

Novant Health UVA's nurse residency program allows new graduate nurses time to gradually assume the duties and responsibilities that accompany the nursing role. This comprehensive transition-to-practice program includes system orientation, unit-based preceptorship, monthly seminars, socialization activities, and a mentor group.

We will hire into the residency program multiple times this year.

  • Applicants must complete the online application entirely and attach a resume. Specialty track preference can be included in the resume objective but it is not required. Specialty tracks available are:
    • Medical Surgical
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency
    • Behavioral Health
    • Women’s and Children’s
    • Surgical Services

Incomplete résumés may not be accepted.

Applicants should apply to appropriate nurse residency openings using the links provided in the chart below:

Applicants that receive an offer for the residency must have a valid RN license and current CPR certification before the start of their orientation date.

About us

Unlike many nurse residency programs that are only six-months long, our is a comprenshive, tweleve-month program designed to fully prepare and transition you and your career into a professional practice through:

  • Interactive learning sessions
  • A guided preceptorship
  • Compassionate mentors
  • Socialization opportunites
  • A personalized development plan

During your first year, you have the option to rotate to a different specialty. This time allows you to experience different patient populations/ settings and find your perfect fit as a Novant Health UVA Health System nurse.

This program allows you the opportunity to gain the confidence and experience you need to transition to practice successfully!


Those selected to interview will be sent an invitation to the residency interview day for that specific cohort.

The table below is a representation of the application/ interview timeline for the nurse residency program at Novant Health.