Nurse Residency Program

The application for the Nurse Residency Program is now closed and will reopen July 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016. For questions about the program please email

Requirements to apply for the Nurse Residency Program:

  • Graduated, or soon to graduate, from an accredited school (BSN, ADN, Diploma, or Accelerated Program in Nursing)
  • Less that 1 year of employment in the position of an RN since graduation (example: if you have worked in a nursing home for 6 months, you may still apply to the program)
  • Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN prior to start date
  • A current WY RN license prior to start date

How do I apply for the Nurse Residency Program?

  • Log on to
  • Select Careers
  • Select Job Search /Nursing
  • Scroll to bottom of page for open positions
  • Select open position RN Nurse Resident
  • Select Apply

Complete Application to include:

  • ALL sections of the online application must be completed, this includes:
Cover Letter (please specify):
  1. Your top three areas of interest in Nursing and one alternative unit in the event that your top three choices are unavailable
    • See FAQ attachment at bottom of page for available units
    • Your cumulative GPA
    • Specify if you have an:
      • a. Associate degree in nursing
      • b. Currently co-enrolled in a baccalaureate program in nursing
      • c. Or have your Bachelor’s degree in nursing
    • Answers to the following questions in two hundred words or less:
      • a. 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?
      • b. 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:

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 on the clinical unit you were hired to (generally 12-20 weeks).
  • Specialty training designed for new Registered Nurses in a setting of classroom, skills lab, and discussion.
  • Paid monthly Graduate Nurse Residency seminars provided by subject matter experts.
  • 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 your nursing practice.
  • The same benefits offered to every other employee of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Cheyenne Regional’s Nurse Residency Program is a program developed by experts in the Nursing profession. The program is designed to effectively support new graduate nurses as they transition into their first professional roles as Registered Nurses in the acute care hospital setting.

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.