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UnityPoint Health Registered Nurse Residency in Des Moines, Iowa

Choose a career that matters with UnityPoint Health Des Moines! UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is a family of four hospitals including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children's Hospital and Methodist West Hospital. Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve our patients and visitors every day.

Applications for the July 2021 Orientation track cohort will be accepted until March 12th 2021 at 4:00pm.

**New this Cohort: Letters of Recommendation has been replaced by Skill Survey Reference Check. Once your application has been received and reviewed by a recruiter, you will receive an email from Skill Survey in which you will need to enter in at least 2 references. One reference must be a faculty instructor. Internal applicants must also include their current manager/supervisor as at least one reference. If you have questions about Skill Survey please email

All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of acute RN experience at the time of application are required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.

Applications are accepted three times each year for cohorts beginning in February, July, and October.

How to Apply:

All candidates, including current staff, should apply by completing an online application for the Nurse Residency Position.

Reminder: Items needed to complete your application are:

  • Online Application to Nurse Residency Position.

  • Resume and Letter of Intent (upload to online application)

  • Mail or e-mail current transcripts at time of application to the address below.

  • UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Nurse Residency Program ERC Building, Suite 152D 1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Responsibilities: Successfully functions as a Registered Nurse as defined in Iowa Nursing Regulations and Practice Act. Provides nursing care for patients and families and maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at Iowa Health Des Moines within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

For more information about the program and specific details regarding cohort application deadlines please go to or if you have questions specific to your application or documents, please contact the Nurse Residency Program at 515.241.5575

Graduate of accredited nursing program. Newly licensed nurse within the last 6 months. Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa. Completion of residency program within the first 12 months of employment. Dept of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work. Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English. EOE M/F/V/D

Requisition ID: 2021-85704

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Clinical Staffing

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.8

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Varying Schedule

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