Career Center

RN New Graduate Program

YRMC welcomes new nurses with our Registered Nurse New Graduate Program

The RN New Graduate Program offers new nurses a chance to launch a successful career as a professional nurse. The program (from 3 to 6 months) provides extensive training that focuses on high-quality patient-centered care, with an opportunity to become an integral part of the YRMC nursing team!

This program supports YRMC's Vision of a Total Healing Environment and YRMC's Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Commitment and Quality, while providing compassionate patient-centered care in accordance with YRMC's established policies, operating practices, guidelines and national standards of care.  

Career opportunities that will be offered in the RN New Graduate Program may include positions in Med/Surg/Tele, MCU (Multicare Unit), Emergency Department, Family Birthing Center, ICU/CVICU/PCU, and Surgical Services.

  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program within 12 months of the application period
  • RN license (AZ or compact state) or successful completion of the NCLEX examination prior to the start of the program
  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification
  • American Heart Association ACLS and/or PALS certification (for critical care units) obtained prior to the successful completion of the RN New Graduate Program
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, basic computer literacy, and proficiency in Microsoft Windows
  • Willingness to train on various shifts and, once the RN New Graduate Program has successfully been completed, must be willing to accept any open RN position for which the candidate is qualified, regardless of shift (days, evenings or nights) or campus (Prescott or Prescott Valley)
An applicant cannot have more than 12 months of experience working as an RN in a clinical setting. Selected candidates also must pass a pre-employment screening to be eligible for hire.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA from a nursing school
  • General or skilled nursing experience, not to exceed 6 months
  • BSN
The following documents must be submitted to apply for an RN New Graduate position
  • Completed YRMC's Online Application for a posted RN New Graduate position
  • Current résumé
  • A copy of the unofficial nursing school transcript
  • Copies of clinical evaluations from 2nd and 3rd semester if available
  • A 500-word essay explaining why you want to be a nurse and why you would be an excellent candidate for our program

    The essay will be evaluated based on: (1) clarity; (2) personalization; (3) relationship to YRMC’s Mission, Vision and Values; and (4) grammar, sentence structure and word count (+10%).
Upload your transcripts, evaluations and essay under the "Other Documents" section located on your user profile in your Search & Apply account. Write to with any questions.

The RN New Graduate Program is a significant commitment of YRMC's time and resources to train selected candidates. Accordingly, YRMC asks for a mutual commitment on behalf of the candidates to work for at least one year at YRMC after the conclusion of the RN New Graduate Program if the candidate is offered continued employment.

Key dates Winter 2019 program:

RN New Grad job posting available to accept applications
RN New Grad job posting will close
November 8, 2018 Applicants notified via email of status and interviews requested of qualified applicants
November 8, 2018 Online references (Skill Survey) requested from qualified applicants via email
November 12-14, 2018 Panel interviews — no alternate dates will be available
November 15, 2018 Possible 2nd interviews (department-specific) — no alternate dates will be available
November 19-21, 2018 Offers are extended
February 19, 2019 RN New Grad Program begins
Additional information
Interviews are 30 minutes long with a panel of 10-12 Nursing Directors and Clinical Coordinators. Questions will include scenario-based clinical items as well as general behavioral topics.