New Graduate RN Residents

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hires New Graduate RN Residents into the following specialty areas (subject to change based on need):

  • Behavior Health (Adult and Child)
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical/Surgical (Cardiovascular, ENT/Orthopedic/Surgical Specialties, Hospital Medicine, Medical Specialties, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Solid Organ Transplant and Trauma/Surgical Specialties)
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Oncology
  • OR
  • Women and Infants

Depending upon the specialty area, the New Graduate RN Resident’s orientation is designed with a specialized and focused platform to include lectures, simulation, case studies, online modules, etc., and clinical experience with designated preceptors. Support and training continues throughout the first year through our ‘Transition to Practice for New Graduates’ and Advocate program.

Applications are accepted in September and February, for orientation that begins in March and July, respectively. The New Graduate RN Resident is also required to complete online educational references prior to offer of employment and secure a permanent license before the first day of orientation. Refer to UAMS New Graduate RN Resident  and UAMS New Graduate RN Resident FAQ for details.

New Graduates (less than one year RN experience with active license) hired outside of the New Graduate RN Resident Program timeline, will also have support and training provided throughout the first year through our ‘Transition to Practice for New Graduates’ program. This is in addition to being assigned a designated preceptor during their unit-based orientation.

To apply, go to Careers at UAMS at and select ‘Nursing’ then ‘Category’: ‘New Graduate RN Resident’.  We look forward to hearing from you!