Throughout communities in Illinois and
Wisconsin, 15 hospitals, numerous community-based health centers
and clinics, our 13,000+ colleagues have built a culture based on
our solid core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. These
are the ideals we believe in, work by, and live each day.
Built upon more than 145 years of service
to the communities we serve, we now look to the future and our
place in it as a health care system that strives to continually
improve processes, procedures, and outcomes with the latest and
most advanced technologies and treatments.
Regardless of how far our passion for
excellence carries us, our focus will always remain on the most
important person in our entire organization: The patient.
HSHS and affiliates is an Equal Opportunity
RN residency applications are now being
accepted for RN students who graduate in December 2021!
Registered Nurses (RNs) are incredibly
important members of the medical team who have the humbling task of
caring for our patients. RNs not only provide high-quality medical
care, but they also provide a healing touch and a compassionate
presence to patients and their families during joyful, stressful
and uncertain times.
The Southern Illinois RN Residency program
Assigned preceptors are experienced, unit-based RNs who work
one-to-one with residents to provide
challenging patient care experiences. Additionally, preceptors
teach technical skills, share clinical
knowledge, and help residents develop clinical decision making
skills. RN residents experience over
400 hours of one-to-one preceptor time.
Classroom and Skills Lab Education
RN residents benefit from over 150 hours of classroom and skills
lab education, developed and taught
by highly qualified nurses and other health care specialists. This
valuable education and training
provide the knowledge and experience necessary for you to make the
successful transition from new
graduate nurse to a professional RN.
Caring and Committed Mentors
Mentors are experienced RN professionals who support each resident
and help them navigate the
complexities of nursing. Each mentor is not a preceptor or manager,
but a non-evaluative, supportive
RN on staff at the hospital. Residents find that having a mentor
enhances their critical thinking and
communication skills, helps them build confidence and self-esteem,
and encourages self-evaluation,
independent thinking, emotional maturity and conflict
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Certification in area of specialty
Licensed in the state of
Basic Life Support (BLS)-Required
RN | Registered Nurse