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Employment Opportunities at Avera Heart Hospital

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Cardiovascular Nurse Residency Program

Eligibility Criteria
New graduate or graduate with less than or equal to one year of experience in a non-acute care setting or in a setting without related acute care experience.


Each resident will spend the majority of their time in the Patient Care Unit with an assigned mentor. During the duration of the 20-week residency program, each resident will rotate through several other areas: Emergency Department, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Operating Room Clinic and Cardiac Rehab. Other rotations that may be included are case management, social work, resource nurse and nursing leadership.

Each resident will attend an education session every Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. These sessions will include the Avera Heart Hospital Core Curriculum classes, scenario reviews, skills stations and exemplar presentations.

Summer Internship Opportunity

The 10-week program begins the end of May and continues through the end of July. Students are eligible after junior year of nursing school.

Student Experience Request

If you are interested in a job shadow experience please complete and read through the following forms.

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