New Grad RN Residency Program

Transition to Practice New Graduate Residency Program

The intent of this program is to provide experiences and support to translate knowledge, principles, and theories learned in school into the new nurse's practice in the specialty area in which he/she has chosen to work.

The Transition to Practice program is designed to incorporate patient safety, clinical reasoning, and skill development through scheduled onsite classes, simulations, Web-based learning, and clinical time on the patient care unit with a preceptor. New nurses will have the opportunity to interact with many members of the multidisciplinary care team including many physicians from multiple specialties, clinical nurse specialists, and other allied health personnel as he/she learns to coordinate patient care. Additional learning activities for each nursing specialty include the following:

  • Behavioral Care
    Group dynamics, milieu management, therapeutic communication, medical management of patients with multiple co-morbidities
  • Emergency Department
    Emergency Nurses Association: ENA Online Web-based education, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Intensive Care/Progressive Care
    American Association of Critical Care Nurses Essentials of Critical Care Orientation Web-based learning, cardiac rhythm interpretation, care of the mechanically ventilated patient, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Maternity
    Clinical rotation through labor/delivery, postpartum, and nursery, infant assessment, high risk maternity patients and antepartum factors, alternative labor choices.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
    Care of the high risk newborn, American Academy of Pediatrics: Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Medical/Surgical Care
    Care for a wide variety of patients who can be experiencing a disease crisis or post-op care. Education in specialty areas under the umbrella of Medical/Surgical care that includes: oncology, renal, neurological, or orthopedic patient care.

To be considered for entrance in the "Transition to Practice" residency program, please submit an online application for currently posted position(s) in your area of interest. Graduate nurses who accept an offer of employment from Community Health Network are automatically admitted to the program.


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Community Hospital Anderson


Community Hospital Anderson provides a true continuum of care for patients of all ages, with services that range from mother/baby care to hospital-owned nursing homes. We deliver over 70% of the births in Madison County and feature the area’s only dedicated Pediatrics unit. Some of our other highlights include:

  • Center for Advanced Wound Healing
  • Clinical Research Center
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Emergency Care
  • Free-Standing Alzheimer's Facility
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Long-Term Care
  • Madison County Cancer Care Center
  • Orthopedics
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Community Hospital East


At Community Hospital East, we like to say that our patient-centered care is "light years ahead, minutes away." The healing hands of our employees are always at the ready to provide innovative treatments in an environment committed to the delivery of more convenient, affordable and accessible healthcare. Consider joining the Eastside's brightest, most compassionate caregivers. Some of our areas of opportunity include:

  • Breast Care
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Community Neurosurgery
  • Emergency Department
  • Hook Rehabilitation Center
  • Maternity Services
  • MD Anderson Cancer Network TM
  • Nationally Certified Stroke Team
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Surgical Services
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Community Hospital North


Providing convenient access to excellent care has been the goal of Community Hospital North since its opening in 1985. Our skilled and caring staff puts patients and families first, developing relationships that can last a lifetime. We are a recognized leader in surgical services and operate one of the nation's largest LDRP units. Additional areas of career opportunity include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Department
  • General Pediatrics & Pediatric ICU
  • Maternity Services
  • MD Anderson Cancer Network TM
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Surgical Services
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Community Hospital South


Community Hospital South underwent a "grand expansion" in 2010 growing to 150 beds in order to better meet the needs of residents throughout southern Marion County, Johnson County and Morgan County. Our team delivers treatment that's patient-centered, coordinated and focused on quality of care. Join us now for an opportunity in one of our many areas including:

  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Center for Joint Health
  • Emergency Department
  • Maternity Services
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Surgical Services
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Community Heart and Vascular Hospital


Community Heart and Vascular Hospital is located on the campus of Community Hospital North, with supporting sites at Community Hospital East and Community Hospital South. We are the recipient of numerous awards for clinical excellence in heart attack and congestive heart failure care, and have consistently ranked among the 100 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular care. We look for highly skilled clinicians to work in some of the following areas:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Testing
  • Electrophysiology
  • Emergency Department
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Cardiac Surgical Services
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Outpatient Facilities


Our vast number of sites makes Community Health Network an accessible resource for quality healthcare and career opportunity. We continue to grow throughout Central Indiana and Michigan with many outpatient specialties where you can experience professional success with us:

  • Ambulatory Health Pavilions (Primary & Specialty Care Physician Practices, Imaging, Lab and more)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Surgery Centers and Endoscopy Centers
  • Imaging Centers
  • MedCheck Urgent Care
  • Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy and Rehab
  • Sleep Centers
  • Spine Centers
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Community Westview Hospital joined Community Health Network in June 2011. We are the state's only osteopathic hospital, with a philosophy of treating the whole person and focusing on preventive care. Over 30 medical specialties are offered here, with career opportunities in these areas:

  • Acute Rehabilitation Center
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Room
  • Imaging Services
  • Intensive Care
  • Laboratory Services
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Services
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In 2012, Community Howard Regional Health joined us as the newest member of the Community family of hospitals.

Community Howard Regional Health, a strong and growing medical center, serves as our northern hub in service to the people of Howard County and the surrounding areas. Our combined talents and technologies allow for easier access to quality care that always puts "Patients First."

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Michigan Surgical Centers

Community Health Network’s affiliated ambulatory surgery centers in Michigan are recognized by physicians, patients and employees as industry leaders in delivering high-quality outpatient surgical services.

You will find that our ambulatory team values professionalism, initiative, integrity and dedication to excellence. We believe in putting patients first, working collaboratively, and rewarding innovative ideas and performance. Locations where you can join us include:

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Westview CWH - Exterior Hospital

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