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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!

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Nurses in Transition
Mentor Program

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

We are honored to be a Magnet designated hospital system since 2011 and we have over 4,000 nurses who make it all possible.

Core Values

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.

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