Nurse Residency Program

Requirements to apply for the Nurse Residency Program:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing (BSN, AD, Diploma, or Accelerated Program in Nursing) within the last 6 months.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and a current WY RN license prior to start date.

How do I apply for the Nurse Residency Program?

  • Log on to
  • Select Careers
  • Select Nurse Residency Program
  • Scroll to bottom of page for open positions
  • Select Open Position
  • Select Apply

Complete Application to include:

    • All sections of online application to be completed
    • Cover Letter which should include:
      • Your top three areas of interest in Nursing
      • Your cumulative GPA
      • If you are an associate degreed nursing graduate and currently co-enrolled in baccalaureate program in nursing.
      • Answers to the following questions in two hundred words or less:
        • Tell about a time in which you had to take care of a difficult patient or situation either due to illness or behaviors etcetera.
          • Describe how you handled this situation
          • What did you learn from the experience?
        • Tell about a process or a project you have worked on in the past that you were really passionate about, either professionally or academically, that took a long time to complete (more than a few months).
          • What was the project / process you worked on?
          • How long were you involved with the project?
          • How did you keep yourself (your team if applicable) motivated?
          • What was the outcome?
        • Please attach your completed cover-letter and  resume in the resume section of the online application

Unofficial Transcripts should be sent to:

New Graduate Coordinator
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-633-7260 (fax)

Please note: ONLY complete applications will be reviewed for potential interview. Tip: include resume and cover letter as directed above with online application to avoid incomplete applications which will not be considered for interview or selection.

All applicants with less than six months of professional registered nursing experience are required to apply to the Nurse Residency Program and will be placed in care units according to the top three interests provided in the cover letter of the application

What is the New Graduate Residency Program?

The New Graduate Residency Program at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is a year-long Nursing Residency program which includes:

  • Paid one-to-one Preceptor-New Grad orientation experience for 12 to 20 weeks on the clinical unit for which you are hired.
  • Specialty training for your specific unit through classes and hands-on training.
  • Paid monthly Graduate Nurse Residency seminars. Additional curriculum is provided by subject matter experts across the healthcare continuum and includes time for discussion and exploration of ideas and experiences.
  • Several simulated learning experiences utilizing the METI mannequin system.
  • Participation in an evidence-based learning project in which you have the opportunity to better patient care, learn more about research and improve the science of nursing.
  • The same benefits offered to every other employee of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Cheyenne Regional’s Nurse Residency Program is built on an evidence-based curriculum that meets top nationwide standards. It is a proven program, developed by experts in the Nursing profession and schools of nursing. The program is designed to effectively support new graduate nurses as they transition into their first professional roles as Nurses in the acute care hospital setting. Core content focuses on three critical areas: leadership, patient outcomes, and professional role. All graduate nurses must meet the requirements of this program in order to be hired.

Graduates of this one-year residency program:

  • Gain clinical autonomy at the point of patient care.
  • Are able to incorporate research-based evidence into their practices to advance safe, high-quality nursing.
    • Strengthen their commitment to nursing as a career choice.