2022 Graduate Nurse Residency Program / Medical-Surgical Internship (October)

UVMMC - Medical Center - Main Campus
Location and Address
Location Address: 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington Vermont
Building Name
Building Name: UVMMC - Medical Center - Main Campus
Talent Acquisition, RN & MD
Schedule / Regular
Standard Hours
Variable (United States of America)
Primary Shift
Weekend Needs
Salary Range
Min/Hour $33.04 Mid/Hour $42.83 Max/Hour $52.62
Kristina Hillier
Job Requisition ID

This is a bargaining union position.

Job Description

Provides entry level professional nursing care to patients in varying states of health and illness. Working closely with the preceptor during the initial orientation period, the Staff Nurse I functions as an essential member of nursing and multidisciplinary teams providing direct care to patients and families, teaching, and preparation for continuing care after discharge.


State of Vermont Registered Nurse (RN) license required or compact licensure recognized by the State of Vermont required, or a graduate nurse who is license-eligible for the first time.

The University of Vermont Medical Center is moving toward an all Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) workforce. All external candidates hired into, or current employees promoted to, a RN position will be required to obtain their BSN as outlined in the terms of their offer letter. Current internal RNs are strongly encouraged to pursue a BSN to support this initiative.


As part of the University of Vermont Medical Center's Nurse Residency Program, the Medical-Surgical Nurse Internship is a 12-week program designed to provide new nurses with the knowledge, skills, and critical behaviors needed to be successful as a medical-surgical nurse. Newly graduated nurses will engage with experienced nurses, nurse educators, and subject matter experts in a series of classes, hands on skills sessions, and precepted clinical experiences in order to be able to safely and confidently provide quality care to patients. Clinical preceptors will facilitate patient care experiences and provide direct supervision of care as you demonstrate skills and behaviors at the bedside. The internship is the first step in a career of lifelong learning as a registered nurse.

Units involved in our Med Surg Internship Program are (and please note that openings may not be available in all areas for each cycle):

  • General Medicine (eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus)
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Inpatient Psychiatry (eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus)
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Orthopedics and Urology

This application is for the start date of October 31st.

The Application Process

To be considered for the program, you must have graduated from an accredited ADN, BSN, or MSN program within a year of starting the program. Please note that all applicants must successfully pass the NCLEX exam before starting their new role.

How to apply:

  • You will be required to submit a resume, personal statement (see below), and transcript at time of application.
  • Upon receiving your completed application, you will be sent a link via SkillSurvey to enter the names and contact information of five references (two Clinical Instructors, one Manager, and two coworkers).
  • Once references are complete, and upon favorable feedback, you will receive information about our hiring units via email. Interviews will then be set up accordingly.

Personal Statement
At The University of Vermont Medical Center, we recognize that life changing events happen in our organization every day. We take pride in providing leading-edge care through technological excellence and we understand that outstanding patient care means treating our patients and their loved ones with respect and compassion. We believe that when we put the patient first, everything else follows. Please provide an example that demonstrates your commitment to these values.