New Graduate Nurse-Registered Nurses (RNs)and Registered Psychiatric Nurses(RPNs)
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Entry-level registered nurses are employed in diverse practice environments (i.e. hospital, community, home, clinic, long-term care facilities, mental health etc.) that range from large urban to remote rural settings.

Interior Health creates and maintains practice environments that support new graduate registered nurses and registered psychiatric 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 for New Grads (NGs)

One new graduate nurse job posting will be posted each year (usually around January of each year). To apply for a new graduate nurse position, ensure you do the following:

  • Create an Interior Health profile or login to your existing profile (you don’t need to create a new IH profile as a NG if you already have an IH profile)
  • Upload your NG cover letter and resume to your profile
  • Apply to the New Graduate Nurse posting. The Competition # changes each year, your educational institution will receive this information when the posting is ready. Do not apply to any other postings at this time. Only applications to the New Grad posting 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.

**NGs graduating in December, please note the recruitment process will vary from the above information. For further questions email:

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

* Nurses graduating outside of this time (i.e.: Summer/Fall/Winter) are invited to apply on open positions, for which you qualify, at throughout the year.

Recent new graduate registered nurses may have their B.C. 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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