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Our nurses are vital to our success and provide exceptional patient care. Their skills and compassion take a leading role in our health system. We're an academic hospital with the most current research and distinguished faculty. When you join UC San Diego Health you’re empowered to take your talents to the next level and make a difference. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced Nurse, find a rewarding career as an LVN, RN or Advanced Practice Nurse. Experience why we are One Place for Life-Changing Opportunities!Search All Nursing Jobs Now
Nurses in Transition
We are proud to support the entry of all newly hired nurses into our Nurses in Transition Mentor Program. A few benefits include:
- Ability to connect regularly with your assigned mentor
- Participation in a 6 month structured program designed to improve performance and self-satisfaction
- Complimentary professional development with access to over 24+ CE-tied webinars
Our core values guide our best in class nursing team to provide exceptional patient care and cultivate a collaborative culture.
New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program
The New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. This program is multi-faceted and designed to support our New Grads with a comprehensive transition-to-practice experience through enhanced clinical learning, patient simulation activities, hands-on skill training and so much more! There are seven, 4-hour classes held over a six month period and are facilitated by our incredible NRP Nurse Residency Program (NRP) dream team.
We hire new graduate nurses three times a year. New Grad RN jobs are posted during the following timeframes:
- October for programs starting in March
- March for programs starting in August
- June for programs starting in November
You may sign up to get an alert when new jobs are posted on the homepage of this site. Select the Health categories of New Jobs at UCSD, Nursing, and Entry Level/New Graduate.New Graduate Nurse FAQs
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UC San Diego Health
I love working at UC San Diego and having the ability to influence and support the health of our patients and the greater San Diego community with the latest in science and technology.
As a specialty care nurse at UC San Diego Health, I have the pleasure of working alongside some of the nations top rated providers while also reaping the benefits of nursing leadership and innovation supported by our Magnet Designation.Ashley, Clinical Nurse 2 years of service
University of California San Diego is the premier academic institution for medicine in San Diego County. UC San Diego, Hillcrest is one of two facilities and serves as a teaching facility for the University of San Diego School of Medicine. As such, I am able to introduce the role of Nurse Practitioners to medical students, residents, and Fellows. As a Magnet Accredited facility, the importance of nursing along the continuum of care is embraced in all aspects.Samantha, SICU/Trauma Nurse Practitioner
As a new-grad RN, I couldn’t imagine a better environment to start my career. I am fortunate enough to work closely with excellent medical oncologists, research associates, and nurses in the outpatient setting as well the hospitalists, specialists, and nurses in the inpatient setting. I am proud and grateful to be part of an academic institution of this standing.Rose, RN 2 years of Service