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Penn State Health Graduate Nurse - Heart & Vascular Progressive Care (Fall 2024 Start) in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location : US:PA:Hershey

Unit: Heart & Vascular Progressive Care

Work Type : Full Time

FTE : 1.00

Shift : Varied

Hours : Varied hours

Recruiter Contact: Renee Webster at


*$10,000 Sign On Bonus! – eligible to those that qualify*

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is an Academic Medical Center located in Central Pennsylvania. With a four-time Magnet accreditation, Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center offers endless opportunities for Registered Nurses to grow and expand their career.


The Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a full-time RN position that creates a seamless educational transition into the nursing world. This position offers an exceptional experience for new RN graduates to continue to learn and grow in their nursing career while assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. Graduate nurse residents are expected to remain full-time on one unit for the entire year of the program, as well as actively participate in all learning opportunities that are offered.

Heart & Vascular Progressive Care

This is a 24-bed Intermediate Care Unit where nurses care primarily for cardiovascular patients undergoing treatment for Coronary bypass grafting (CABG); invasive and non-invasive valve replacements; Vascular bypass grafting, amputation, and endovascular aneurysm repair; heart failure from diagnosis to end stage advanced treatments (left ventricular assist devices and Heart Transplant); myocardial infarctions and dysrhythmias.

Preferred experience includes RN license, professional nursing certification and ACLS.


Please include an updated resume with your application.

Interviews for the Graduate Nurse Residency Program are conducted weekly with hiring occurring on a rolling basis.


Graduate Nurse with a Temporary Practice Permit or currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by State of employment.

Candidates must have graduated within one (1) year of the cohort start date.

AHA BLS prior to end of orientation period.

Please note - Penn State Hershey requires all registered nurses hired after July 1st, 2015 to enroll in a baccalaureate in nursing degree program within six months of their hire date and complete the degree within 4 years of their hire date. (This does not apply if your hire date was prior to June 30th, 2015).


Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.

Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.

In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great benefits including but not limited to:

Paid Time Off and Personal Time

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

Dental and Vision Benefits

Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees)

Elder Care/Child Care Resources

Life Insurance

Company Sponsored 401K

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union : SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania


Position Graduate Nurse - Heart & Vascular Progressive Care (Fall 2024 Start)

Location US:PA:Hershey | Registered Nurse | Full Time

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