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Penn State Health Graduate Nurse - Pediatric Oncology Unit (Spring 2023 Graduates) in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Recruiter Contact: Renee Foster at

Graduate Nurse Residency - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit (Spring 2023 Graduates)

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.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is a state-of-the-art pediatric oncology center ranking amongst the top 50 in US News Best Children’s Hospital for Cancer. Inpatient care is an 18-bed transitional care unit serving acute care and intermediate levels of care to patients from infancy through 18 years of age undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer, blood disorders, stem cell transplant and solid organ transplant. The unit also provides care to children who have mental health concerns, eating disorders, neurological and other pediatric conditions. Special training is provided for chemotherapy administration and the management of emerging cancer-directed therapies. Preferred experience includes GN and/or RN license, professional nursing certification, PALS, and a strong desire to care for children and their families.


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.

The Residency is offered throughout the year with the cohorts starting quarterly. Graduate Nurses can start each month and will be placed into one of our four residency classes, depending on graduation date and when the Registered Nurse license is received. The residency offers full pay and benefits effective the first day of hire, along with tuition reimbursement.


BSN or ASN Nursing Graduate

Registered Nurse license, or Graduate Nurse Temporary Permit to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania required before the start of the Residency.

Must graduate within 1 year of the Residency start date and must have no experience working as an RN post-graduation working.

Penn State Hershey requires all registered nurses 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.


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.

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, martial 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 - Pediatric Oncology Unit (Spring 2023 Graduates)Location US:PA:HersheyReq ID 27121