New Graduate RN Opportunities

Carolinas HealthCare System is proud to offer Transition to Practice Nurse Residency programs for all New Graduate Registered Nurses at the beginning of their nursing career.

Who is considered a New Graduate RN at Carolinas HealthCare System?

New Graduate RNs who are soon to graduate from an accredited RN education program or have recently graduated from an accredited program and have less than six months' clinical experience as a Registered Nurse are eligible to apply.

Please review the following information before you begin the application process.

New Graduate Process Timeline

August 21 - October 1
      -Online applications accepted. Apply to the "New Graduate RN" requisition (see bottom of this page or search for 141061). Your cover letter and resume must be attached
      -Complete your Areas of Interest Survey for CHS
      -Submit your One-Way Video Interview
      -Request two clinical instructors to complete reference forms

October 1 - December 31
      -Selected candidates interview and offers are extended

February, March, and April 2018
      -New hires attend orientation

Note: For your application to be considered complete, all components must be submitted by end of day October 1. Due to the high volume of emails, the New Graduate Center will email you once all the components to your application have been received.

Application Process

 The application links will be available from August 21 to October 1 

  1. Apply for a New Graduate RN position, using search keywords "New Graduate RN" - Attach your resume and cover letter stating why you want to work at Carolinas HealthCare System. Save your resume as your full name followed by “Resume” and your cover letter as your full name followed by “Cover Letter.” If you have it already, please also attach your updated BLS card through the AHA under the "Supporting Documents" section of the application.
  2. Complete the Areas of Interest Survey
  3. Complete a brief One-Way Video Interview
    • The One-Way Video allows you to complete a short video interview which will allow you to bring your resume and application “to life”
    • You may use a Mac/PC using Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. You may also use any mobile device (Android or iOS smartphone or tablet) to complete the interview. Please make sure your voice is audible during the recording
    • You will need a high-speed internet connection
      The Video Administration team provides a detailed tutorial, as well as an equipment check and online and phone assistance
    • Question 1 will ask you to provide a brief introduction and why you want to begin your career at Carolinas HealthCare System. You will then be asked to provide a brief answer to three additional interview questions. Make your answers generic to the field of nursing, as your interview could be shared in numerous clinical areas
    • There will be adequate practice time prior to recording the interview.  These questions can easily be answered in 1-2 minutes, but you are given 3 minutes to answer each question
    • If needed, you will be able to rerecord each answer once
  4. Request that two (2) clinical instructors complete the Clinical Reference Form. Add your name and date to the top of the reference form and email the form to each instructor. Ask each instructor to email the completed document to We do not accept mailed clinical references. If you applied as a New Graduate RN during a previous cycle, please email the to ask if your clinical references are still on file. In your email, please alert us of any names changes. All references should be received by October 1.

Next Steps Once Application Is Complete

  • Once all components of the application packet are received, the New Graduate Center team will notify you via email and begin the screening process
  • Your selections of facilities and areas of interest will be utilized to match you with interview opportunities. Applications will be sent to hiring leaders for review
  • New Graduates can be referred to two areas at any time
  • Hiring leaders will contact new graduates to schedule interviews, which may include peer interviews
  • Hiring leaders notify our New Graduate Center team to extend offers. Because the hiring leaders use the phone number and email listed on your resume to contact you for interviews, it is important to email us if you have any changes to your contact information

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions if you have questions, or you may contact the Human Resources New Graduate RN Center at 704-631-0300 or email 

Complete the Areas of Interest Survey. This survey will help the New Graduate Center better understand your top areas of clinical and facility interest.

Complete a brief One-Way Video Interview. Detailed instructions can be found in the "Application Process" section (above).

Request that two (2) clinical instructors complete the Clinical Reference Form. Detailed instructions can be found in the "Application Process" section (above).

Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program

Our Transition to Practice Residency Program offers a dedicated team of nurses and educators who work with new graduates in an atmosphere that promotes learning, clinical application and socialization through the transition from student nurse to Registered Nurse.

The program features didactic classes, simulation lab experiences and clinical orientation with a Preceptor, providing a solid foundation for clinical decision making, time management and interdisciplinary communication.

There are multiple specialty tracks in our Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program. They include:

Adult Critical Care Residency Program
24-month service commitment upon completion of 24-week orientation

Adult Acute Care Nurse Residency Program 
Clinical areas include: Ambulatory practices, Behavioral Health, Cardiac-Telemetry, Medical-Surgical, Orthopedics, Neuroscience, Rehabilitation and Renal

Cath Lab Residency Program
Coming in 2018

Continuing Care Nurse Residency Program
Clinical areas include: Skilled Nursing, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care

​Emergency (Adult) Department Nurse Residency Program

​Maternal-Newborn Nurse Residency Program
Clinical areas include: Labor & Delivery, High Risk Pre/Post-Partum and Mother-Baby

Oncology Residency Program
Inpatient and Ambulatory tracks available
Clinical areas include: Inpatient setting, Bone Marrow Transplant, Infusion Center, Clinics and Clinical Trials

Neonatal Nurse Residency Program (Intensive & Progressive Care)

Pediatric Nurse Residency Program
Clinical areas include: Pediatric Acute & Progressive Care, Pediatric Emergency Department and PICU

Perioperative (OR) Residency Program
24-month service commitment upon completion of 24-week orientation

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Residency Program

Contact Us

The Human Resources New Graduate RN Center has been established to assist new graduate nurses who are seeking professional opportunities within Carolinas HealthCare System. Our team is ready to assist you with the process.

Please take a moment to review the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact the New Graduate RN Center at 704‐631‐0300 or by email at

Title Location Date Sort descending
New Graduate RN - Clinical Nurse I (Winter 2017 Cycle) Charlotte, NC, US Sep 18, 2017