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New Nurse Graduate Program

Take part in Asante’s New Grad Program and start your nursing career at one of the top health systems in the U.S.!

As a new nurse with Asante, we offer continued support from various areas throughout your journey with us. Whether it be support from your cohort, your preceptor or mentor, your leader or perhaps from your entire Southern Oregon community, Asante brings all these areas together to ensure you feel confident and encouraged as a new nurse. Our program is multi-faceted, including financial incentives and a close new grad community full of fellow and past new grads. Our educators are here to support you, as they partner closely with your new leader and preceptors to provide you the latest technology and best practices in nursing.

Who Can Apply?

The program may be right for you if you:

  • Are a registered nurse or about to graduate from a nursing program
  • Have not worked in an acute care setting

If you graduated more than a year ago, you may still be eligible.

We offer several new-graduate nurse programs per year; before each cohort, we'll post our new grad position on our jobs page. Please apply to the appropriate position and make sure you will have your Oregon Registered Nurse license before the program begins.

Fall New Grad Cohort

Are you graduating around June and will be licensed by October 15?

If so, this cohort may be right for you! View our Fall New Grad Program Flyer for important application information and timelines for our next available new graduate cohort.

  • Application opens on Jul. 5, 2021
  • Orientation starts on Oct. 25, 2021

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Winter New Grad Cohort

Are you graduating around December and plan to be licensed by February 15?

If so, this cohort may be right for you! While we are still working out our 2022 program dates, we do have an upcoming New Grad Virtual Networking Event.

  • Application Opens October 25th
  • Virtual Event October 14th

Interested in hearing from leaders, educators and more details about our program?
Check out our New Grad Virtual Networking Event at 3 p.m. PST on Oct. 14, 2021, and RSVP by email to join.

Virtual Event

Do the cohort dates above not meet your needs?

To discuss your needs, please contact a nurse recruiter.

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Hiring Requirements

You can apply if, by the program’s start date, you have:

  • Associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing (ADN, BSN or MSN)
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
  • Registered nurse (RN) license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing

Out-of-State & International Applicants

You’re welcome to apply for the program if you live outside of Oregon, as long as you are licensed from the Oregon State Board of Nursing by your start date. If you’re an international student, you’re eligible for the program if you’re legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

If you are transferring your RN license to Oregon, you may be able to apply for an emergency authorization, allowing you to practice quickly in Oregon. Oregon State Board of Nursing is accepting applications to authorize an emergency 30-day license to work as an RN in Oregon. Please view the OSBN response to COVID-19 page for more details and to apply for an emergency authorization.

Asante Hires New Grads in the Following Specialty Areas:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cancer Services including Infusion Therapy
  • Critical Care departments including: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Intermediate Medical Care Unit (IMCU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU).
  • Emergency Department
  • Medical and surgical departments including: Cardiac, General Medicine, Medical Oncology, Ortho-Neuro and Post-Surgical.
  • Nursing Resource Team including floating between our critical care service lines and our medical surgical service lines.
  • Surgical Services including: Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Short Stay Unit (SSU)
  • Women’s and Children’s departments including: Family Birth Center, Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Labor and Delivery.

To find out which departments are currently hiring for new grads, please refer to our current new grad posting on our jobs page.

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New Graduate FAQ

What happens after I apply?

Once you submit your application, we will confirm you qualify for the program. If you do not qualify, a member of our recruiting team will contact you. If you do qualify, you can expect an email within a few business days that will explain the next steps and guide you through our next steps in our screening process. These steps include:

  • Professional reference check
  • 1-way HireVue video interview
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Survey Monkey – asking for you to select your department of interest for placement

Once you complete the above screening steps, we will forward you to the hiring leaders for further consideration. The leaders will then select their candidates for an in-person interview.

In-person interviews may be conducted between you and the hiring leader of your department of interest or you may be invited to a panel interview with 2 or more departments which increases your exposure to our specialty areas. Panel interviews typically occur for our August and October cohorts.

What Shift Will I Work?

Your shift depends on the needs of the unit. Most new nurses work nights, variable, or changing, shifts.

New-Hire Orientation

Attend new-hire orientation during the first week of your employment. Our new-hire orientation introduces you to our amazing organization along with hearing directly from our CEO’s, learning our core values and standards of care practices. This will be immediately followed by our new grad nursing program orientation.

Program Orientation

Your orientation can range from a few months to up to 12 months. The length of your orientation depends on your learning needs and the specialty where you work.

Translate what you have learned to the floor! Your orientation will be comprised of classes and clinical work. This dynamic environment can help you prepare for a successful experience at Asante and feel confident to provide excellent care.

Mentorship & Support

Receive guidance from an experienced nurse preceptor who serves as your mentor for the first eight to 14 weeks of the program. A designated preceptor will allow you to feel comfortable and confident as you build your skills as a new nurse. Our preceptors serve as a role model and strong resource as you practice your new skills.

Testing & Prepping for Your NCLEX

Preparing for an NCLEX Exam

Oregon State Board of Nursing NCLEX Application Details

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