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Title:  Registered Nurse New Grad Residency-July 2020 Cohort

Req #:  146162
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Chicago/Lakeview
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on Chicago’s North Side, is one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit medical centers. Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers a wide range of medical specialties and is nationally recognized for its medical expertise, use of the most innovative technologies and dedication to patient safety, quality and service.  A commitment to community, medical education and ongoing clinical research affirms our mission of providing patients the highest quality care in Chicagoland, as illustrated by our many honors, including being named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.


New Graduate/RN Residency for BSN Graduates -July 2020 (Cohort 40)


Illinois Masonic Medical Center (IMMC), Chicago, IL (Lakeview area)


  • Residency start date to be July 20, 2020
  • Application deadline: March 30, 2020; 3PM Central Time
  • Applications will NOT be reviewed until close of application deadline; site interviews targeted for April
  • 7p-7a shift – Various placements throughout IMMC
  • Full Time (72 hours a pay period)



  1. Apply online to posting for New Grad/RN Residency – July 2020 (Requisition #146162)
  2. Complete supplemental application - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/July2020RNRes
  3. Submission of three references.  References must be submitted to: IMMC-RNresidency@advocatehealth.com. Include your name (last, first) in the subject line. 
  4. Submission of your Resume and your most recent Transcripts to: IMMC-RNresidency@advocatehealth.com. Include your name (last, first) in the subject line.



Advocate’s leading-edge, evidence-based program fosters a positive experience for all newly licensed nurses as they transition into practice. This cohesive program, which is required for all of our eligible new graduate nurses, allows you to receive the same training and professional development at whichever hospital location you choose. 


Program Overview: Advocate’s New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is one year in duration, with 8 seminar meetings. This program does not take the place of hospital or unit orientation, but instead focuses on leadership, quality outcomes and the professional role of the nurse. The seminar meetings incorporate blended learning teaching strategies that include didactic, hands-on content, case studies, simulation and facilitated discussion. 



  • Uses evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the registered nurse leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience.
  • Delivers and coordinates patient-centered care across the continuum to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities.
  • Is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.  


Patient-Centered Holistic Care – The registered nurse is culturally sensitive and engaged with the beliefs and values of diverse populations. Nurses engage with inter-professional colleagues to deliver exemplary care. Lifelong relationships with patients and families develop to support achievement of health goals.  

Clinical Excellence: The registered nurse contributes to inter-professional excellence which is represented by achieved clinical outcomes. Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, and skilled dialogue, nurses lead efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience.   

Leadership: The registered nurse participates in leading healthcare transformation and the nursing profession with commitment, dedication, and expertise. Expressing vision, demonstrating accountability through shared governance, contributing to the profession, and coordinating inter-professional care are all characteristics of the registered nurse.  

Compassion: The Advocate Nurse demonstrates presence with patients and families, practices empathy, and supports spiritual needs and beliefs. The nurse demonstrates respect and dignity always, and their presence is essential during the most vulnerable times. Nurses promote relationship development with communities to create strong partnerships and to improve health outcomes of patients and communities served.  

Innovation: The registered nurse contributes to the future delivery of care to patients and to systems that support nursing. They embody the characteristics of inquiry, adaptability, change, and continual development, through performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research initiatives.   

Professional Growth: The registered nurse is committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skill sets to keep pace with new delivery models and a changing healthcare environment. This promotes practice to the full scope of their nursing license.   



  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required
  • Current Illinois RN license - You will not be able to start the RN Residency program if you do not have an Illinois nursing license verifiable through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR.com) or have your “official pass letter” indicating you may practice under supervision for a period of 3 months from your pass date.
  • Current CPR
  • Certification in your current area of specialty once meeting eligibility requirements (obtained within first two years)
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
  • Certain positions may need to take call
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago