New Graduate (NG) Registered Nurses
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​Entry-level registered nurses are employed in diverse practice environments (i.e. hospital, community, home, clinic, long-term care facilities) that range from large urban to remote rural settings.

Interior Health creates and maintains practice environments that support new graduate registered nurses in providing safe, ethical, and quality health care.  Supportive practice environments assist the new graduate nurse in the consolidation of entry-level registered nurse practice and the further development of competence to provide consistently safe, competent and ethical nursing care in situations of increased complexity.

Recruitment process Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Applications will be accepted October 1 - October 31, 2019 for new graduate nurses graduating in the Winter 2019/Spring 2020. One new graduate nurse job posting will be posted. To apply for a new graduate nurse position, ensure you do the following:

  • Upload your cover letter and resume to your profile
  • Apply to the New Graduate Nurse posting, competition 1291165. Do not apply to any other postings at this time. Only applications on 1291165 will be considered.
  • Once we determine your eligibility, you will receive additional forms via e-mail for completion.
  • Complete the additional forms as instructed by e-mail to complete your application.

* Due the volume of applications Interior Health receives, Recruitment gives first consideration to BC’s New Graduate Nurses and New Graduate Nurses from out-of-province with proof of BC residency.

* Nurses graduating outside of this time (ie: Summer/Fall/Winter) are invited to apply on open positions, for which you qualify, at throughout the year. This application process is for winter 2019/spring 2020 graduates only.

Recent new graduate registered nurses may have their BC Student Loans forgiven by agreeing to work at publicly funded facilities in British Columbia. In some cases, eligibility includes working in an underserved area. An underserved area is considered a smaller, more remote area. 

Communities within Interior Health not considered underserved are: Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon.

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As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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