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Graduate Nurse – Critical Care Residency

Traverse City, MI


Posted on December 8, 2018

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About Graduate Nurse – Critical Care Residency

Critical Care Residency Interviews: March 14, 15, 21, 22, 2019

Residency Begins: June 10, 2019

What does the program include?

Our program includes a combination of clinical and didactic training, a portion of which is approved for contact hours. New residents will participate in computer-based training, skills labs and simulations, EKG training, critical care/trauma case studies, and numerous clinical and critical-thinking experiences.

Residents will have the opportunity to strengthen their clinical skills, sharpen their nursing judgment, and organize care for diverse patient populations. They will work in multidisciplinary teams with the most up-to-date equipment and use Evidence-Based Practice. There will be opportunities to be part of current nursing research, and all residents will gain an appreciation for the special interaction between nursing, critically ill patients, and their families.


  1. Complete and submit an application. Deadline is March 1st, 2019.

  2. Submit your professional portfolio to Alyssa Breznau at [email protected] by March 1, 2019. PDF or Word document attachments are preferred. Your professional portfolio should include:

  3. Cover letter – Begin with “Dear Nurse Manager,” and introduce yourself and your goals.

  4. Resume – Include all education and experience, including dates. A list of clinical rotations is helpful when evaluating your experience in various areas of nursing practice.

  5. Unofficial transcript – This can usually be obtained through your school’s website. It is not necessary to pay for an official transcript through the university registrar.

  6. Clinical narrative – See the instructions on the CCR website.

  7. Save your documents with the file names formatted in the following manner:

  8. Last Name, First Initial Cover Letter (e.g., Breznau, A Cover Letter)

  9. Last Name, First Initial Resume

  10. Last Name, First Initial Transcript

  11. Last Name, First Initial Narrative

  12. Complete the electronic reference process as instructed by Human Resources.


Graduation from a nationally accredited nursing educational program (ACEN or CCNE). Currently registered (or planning to register) to take the State board licensing exam. The expectation is that the State board licensing exam will be successfully completed within 90 days of start date. Failure to successfully pass the State board licensing exam will result in demotion to the Nurse Technician position.

Medication delivery and counting of narcotics or witnessing waste of narcotics may not be done until the RN licensure is obtained.

Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable.

Maintains Basic Life Support certification.


Works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Accountable to the unit manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Vice President, Patient Care Services. Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the patient care team.


Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) All ages (birth & above)

No clinical contact with patients X_ Age of patients cared for is dependent

on the specific populations seen on the unit

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