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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the program?
This is a paid residency for graduates of an approved BSN program with less than one year of working experience and with a strong desire to work with oncology patients, outstanding references and an excellent academic profile will be considered for this exceptional program.

When do you apply?
Applications will be accepted October 1st through November 30th – Interviews will take place in December and/or January and the start date for the program will be March 4th, 2019. 

How do you apply?
First, apply online for the Registered Nurse Residency position at https://tuhs.taleo.net/careersection/tuhs_ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

The following required components must be emailed in full at the same time to Lauren Forbes at lauren.forbes@fccc.edu :

  1. Professional resume
  2. Two clinical letters of reference using the Letter of Reference Form
    1. recent medical-surgical instructor *REQUIRED
    2. another clinical instructor
  3. Short essay (less than 500 words) answering the following question: Describe the experiences that qualify you to be considered as a candidate for the Nurse Residency Program. (Remember to include all academic, personal and work experience that you have had.)
  4. Copy of your transcript, including your most recent grades
  5. List the nursing electives you chose during your nursing program that relates to your unit of interest

How long is the Nurse Resident Program?
The program is a year in length with 6 months counting as non-productive time (Although you are paid as a resident, you do not count on floor staffing numbers, allowing sufficient time for your preceptor-supervised orientation.) A two year Staff RN employment commitment will be requested after successful completion of the nurse residency program.

What about “boards”?
You may apply prior to boards but you will be required to provide proof of your passed NCLEX prior to your start date.

What specialty areas are available?
RN Resident positions are available in all inpatient oncology units (Medical and Surgical), Surgical Step Down Unit and the Operating Room.

All RN Residents in the Registered Nurse Residency Program may participate in observation days in specialty areas (Interventional Radiology, Radiation Therapy, Infusion Room, Post-Anesthesia Care, Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, Endoscopy).

When will I be eligible for benefits?
RN Residents have the opportunity to enroll in health and pension benefits effective immediately. Time off will be accrued immediately, but cannot be used in the first 90 days of the program and is subject to approval from their Clinical Nurse Manager and Program Coordinator (jointly) so they may design work schedules around the needs of the department and scholastic component of this program.

What educational opportunities are available?
Nurse Residents have the opportunity to attend our nationally recognized continuing education program.

Who is the contact person if I have questions about applying for the program?
Lauren Forbes
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Fax: 215-728-2502
E-mail: Lauren.Forbes@fccc.edu

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