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Nurse Residency Program

At Boulder Community Health (BCH), we strive to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation. Our new RN Residency Program is a 12-month innovative and collaborative experience including didactic classes, shadowing in unit specific areas and orientation with an experienced RN.

BCH has an incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and supportive health care team, and they are ready to work with you. The departments participating in the program are primarily Acute Care areas, which include Medical/Surgical, Progressive Care Unit, Orthopedics/Neurology and Oncology.

Key Components of the Program

Key components of the BCH Nurse Residency Program include:

  • Hospital orientation to gain insight into our culture.
  • Participation in classroom and didactic training to prepare you for working in acute care nursing.
  • Supportive learning environment with small cohort sizes and individualized attention.
  • Work with clinical experts to learn about specific units and their work within BCH
  • Shadow with services such as wound care or therapies to gain insight into the larger picture of acute care.
  • Precepted orientation on the unit you will be working on when you complete the program.
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Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicants will be considered for the next available cohort (you do not need to have graduated or have obtained RN license to apply). Please apply early to ensure that you will have more choices for available units.

  • Selected candidates will be required to have a Colorado RN license or multi-state eNLC compact RN license by the program start date.

  • Applicants will apply online and attach supplemental documents if needed

  • Current BLS Certification

Special qualifications and/or additional certifications may be required.

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2024 Program Cohorts

November Program:
  • Applications will open June 24, 2024 for internal employees and July 1, 2024 for external candidates
  • Manager interviews will begin July 22nd
  • Selections will be made no later than October 4th
  • Rolling hire dates will fall between August and November 2024

Apply Here

Applications will be accepted year-round. For more information, please contact: Maddy Gebhardt at or Bernadine Sharp, Talent Acquisition Supervisor-

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Nurse Licensure

Click here to visit the Colorado State Board of Nursing Site or call 303-894-2430.

For additional questions on nurse licensure, endorsements and/or NCLEX, please contact that state's Board of Nursing.

About BCH

Boulder Community Health is a community owned-and-operated nonprofit health system dedicated to providing local access to high-quality medical care to people and businesses in Boulder and surrounding areas. Our 178-bed facility and Level II Trauma Center offers a comprehensive range of services for the region.

We are known across Colorado for our clinical excellence in heart care, neurosurgery, stroke care, orthopedics and cancer care. We have received national recognition for best practices in patient safety and integrated health care. We’re proud of our tradition of being an early adopter of new technologies and medical techniques that improve care for our patients.

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BCH Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient-centric environment. Our vision is partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation.

Our Values

  • Respect: We will treat everyone with respect and compassion.
  • Quality: We will aggressively implement processes that advance quality and patient safety.
  • Innovation: We will embrace innovation and advanced technology.
  • Fairness: We will foster an employee work environment that is open, fair and fulfilling.
  • Community: We will maintain our community-based system of governance.
  • Collaboration: We will pursue effective working relationships with physicians and community health partners.
  • Sustainability: We will initiate environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Integrity: We will be accountable, transparent and ethical in all our actions.
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