ChristianaCare Health System

Float Pool Nurse Residency- Fall 2021

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Senior Nurses, Nurse Graduates and new RN's, it is time to apply for our Float Pool Nurse Residency Program starting Fall 2021!

The ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. ChristianaCare Nurse Residency Program is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program(r) (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

We know through empirical research, graduate nurses who go through a residency program have a higher success rate in practice. Therefore, we are committed to supporting all nurses with under a year of experience through a nurse residency program!

This exciting 24-week program integrates educational components with preceptor-led clinical experiences on the medical, surgical and step-down units at the Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals. The Float Pool supports 30 nursing units that serve a wide variety of complex diagnoses. Nurses having completed the internship will have built a strong foundation for nursing practice in multiple fast-paced, challenging environments. Training will encompass ACLS, dysrhythmia training and step-down competencies. In return for the comprehensive orientation and training, an employment agreement will be required upon completion of the training program.

The Float Pool Nurse Residency program will have 18 weeks of preceptor led clinical training through multiple units, and 6 weeks of independent practice supplemented with professional development courses. Upon successful completion of the program you will float between our Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals on medical, surgical, step-down and transitional care units. This 24-week preceptor led program is followed by continued residency meetings during months 8, 10, and 12 to further develop as professional nurses and integral members of our caregiver team.

Upon successful program completion, you will be hired as a staff nurse within the Float Pool at ChristianaCare. Nurse residents are required to pass State Boards and be licensed as a RN in the State of Delaware prior to starting position. Upon hire, a commitment agreement to work at the ChristianaCare will be signed. The agreement requires completion of 3744 productive work hours in the Float Pool. Individuals unable to fill this commitment will be charged $10,000.


  • Graduating from accredited nursing school before November 2021 (BSN Preferred)
  • BLS required
  • Less than 12 months of nursing experience by the start of the program
  • Eligible for Delaware license as a Graduate Nurse/Registered Nurse

    How to apply

  • In the section "My Experience," on the application, be sure to upload your cover letter and transcripts in the section "Resume/CV/Other Documents." PDF format works best.
  • Submit a cover letter for the Float Pool Nurse Residency expressing your interest in this specific program/specialty.
  • Please address your Float Pool Nurse Residency letter to Colleen Mcnellis-Haraldsson
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Two clinical recommendations will be required, but not at the time of the application. If it is determined the minimum qualifications are met, a separate email will be sent from an outside vendor for you to provide us with your clinical instructors' information.

    What to Expect After Application:

  • Communication from Talent Acquisition Team about specific next steps, including: video interview and clinical references
  • Applications to be sent for review by residency coordinators
  • Digital real-time interviews
  • Offers to be made in stages following

    If you have any issues with your application or any inquiries, please contact Cathleen Mengel, the Nurse Residency recruiter at .

    It is important to note that the DE license process may take 6-8 weeks to complete and the failure to do so will directly impact employees' ability to start a position if an offer is made. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the DE Board of Nursing website and begin the fingerprinting and background check process immediately after you submit your application.

  • 6 days ago

    Newark, Delaware

    ChristianaCare Health System

    Full Time

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