Graduate Nurse Residency Program/Critical & Progressive Care Internship

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
Weekend Needs
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. 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.


Registered Nurse, currently licensed in Vermont or a graduate nurse who is license-eligible for the first time and is awaiting State Board results.

The 20-week Critical Care internship program is designed to provide new nurses with a basic critical care nursing knowledge base, allowing them to demonstrate a professional aptitude and the ability to safely implement and organize patient care in the critical care setting. Interns learn concepts in critical care nursing as they apply to the entry-level critical care practitioners in a core theory course. Patient care experiences under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor provide nurse interns with opportunities to apply core theory and acquire the skills necessary skills to implement competent, direct care.

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

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Neurosciences and Surgery
  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical ICU

This application is for the start dates of January 24, 2022 or April 4, 2022.

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.