RN Graduate Nursing

Application Submittal Dates: February 10th - February 17th.




  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Less than 6 months of RN experience
  • Current American Heart Association CPR certification at time of hire.
  • Official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.
  • Three (3) clinical letters of recommendation on official letterhead will be required if selected for an interview.

How to Apply

See below for information on the RN Graduate Nurse process and for answers to questions you may have regarding the process. Please review the information in its entirety prior to applying. 

To begin the process, you must first complete and submit either the Online Application or Internal Transfer Request Form during the application acceptance period.

For additional information or to answer any questions you may have, please email your questions to graduatenurse@jpshealth.org.

Graduate Nurse FAQ’s

Q: How do I apply for the Graduate Nurse Internship with JPS?

A: To be considered for our program, you must submit an application during the application acceptance time. For May 2014 graduates, this date is February 10th - February 17th. If you do not submit an application before the deadline, you will not be considered for our position. We strongly encourage you to attach a resume to your application.


Q: I'm a current JPS Employee; do I need to apply for this position?

A: If you are a current JPS Employee and interested in our Graduate Nurse program, you must submit an Internal Transfer Request Form during the application acceptance timeframe. Be sure to include a current resume with your application.


Q: What position do I apply to?

A: The GN position is titled "Graduate Nurse" and can be found directly on our main careers page during the application acceptance period.


Q: How may applications do I need to submit?

A: You will only need to submit one application which may be sent to any of our units.


Q: Do I apply directly to the RN positions I see posted online?

A: No, all posted RN positions require at least 6 months of RN experience for consideration. If you have less than 6 months of RN experience, you will need to apply to the Graduate Nurse position. This is the only way to ensure your application is received by our Talent Consultant.


Q: How does the RN New Graduate process work?

A: Talent Management evaluates the pool of applicants that apply by the application deadline. All applicants that are selected to move forward are not guaranteed employment. However, if you are selected, your information will be reviewed by various departments/units that accept RN Graduate Nurses. You will receive notification of your status in the process approximately 3-6 weeks after the application deadline.


Q: What departments do you accept GNs in?

A: We accept Graduate Nurses on 17 of our units; however, the number of applicants each unit accepts varies each session.


Q: Do I need to know which unit I would like to work with before I apply?

A: Not when submitting your application, however if you are selected to move forward in the RN New Graduate process, you will have an opportunity to speak with a team member about your various units throughout JPS. They can answer questions you have about these units and assist you with your selection.


Q: Do I need to provide any additional paperwork?

A: To apply for the position, you simply need to submit your completed application. If selected for an interview, you will be required to send in three (3) letters of recommendation from your instructors on official letterhead. You may have them emailed directly to the Talent Consultant.


Q: How can I check the status of my application?

A: When you complete the online application, you will receive a response within 72 hours regarding your application. Please note, due to the large volume of applications we receive, direct contact with the recruiter is limited.


Q: What happens if I am not selected to move forward in the RN New Graduate process?

A: If you are not selected to move forward you will be notified. We will keep your information on file for 90 days, should our needs change.


Q: If I am hired, do I have to sign a contract?

A: JPS does not require GN's to sign a contract.


Q: When am I no longer considered a New Graduate nurse?

A: Once you have obtained 6 months of nursing experience, you will be an RN II.


Q: Can I start on my permit?

A: While our offers will be made prior to licensure, they are contingent upon successful completion of the NCLEX and licensure by the BON.


Q: How long does the Internship last?

A: The length of the program varies depending on your specialty, but will include both didactics and preceptorship.