Frequently Asked Questions

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What do I need to attach to my electronic application to be considered?

Please attach a complete resume with clinical information, and official or unofficial transcripts showing your overall cumulative GPA.

See How to Apply to learn more.

Can I apply for specific units and shifts?

You apply to generic postings. If offered a position, you would be notified of specific information regarding unit and shift.

Are there any additional requirements for the Nurse Residency Program critical care posting?

We prefer critical care experience from prior employment, internships or externships, or clinical immersion in an intensive care unit/critical care unit or intermediate/progressive care unit.

Please describe your experience with critically ill patients in your resume and/or cover letter.

What is the status of my application?

Please log in to your jobs profile to view your application status.

When are decisions made?

You will be contacted as soon as a decision has been determined.

To which state board of nursing should I apply for licensure if I am offered a position in the Nurse Residency Program and do not live in Arizona?

If you live out of state and are looking to relocate to Arizona, it's recommended that you apply directly to the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Submitting your application for licensure by examination directly to the Arizona State Board of Nursing will streamline the process and decrease additional fees. That means all required paperwork should be submitted directly to the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Refer to the Arizona State Board of Nursing website for additional information.

Do I need to take my National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam in the state in which I am looking to become licensed as a registered nurse?

No. Once you have received your authorization to test, you can schedule your NCLEX-RN exam in any state. The testing company will send your NCLEX-RN results to the state board of nursing where you submitted your application.

What should I do if I have other questions?

If you have other questions about the Nurse Residency Program, please email us.