Nursing Residency & Training Program

Find exceptional learning opportunities as a recent nursing graduate with Pella Regional Health Center’s nursing residency and training program. You’ll partner with professionals who’ll help you excel at community-based hospital care.

Nursing Residency Program

As a nurse resident at Pella Regional, you’ll partner with experienced nurses who serve as your preceptors. They help you transition from a novice nurse to a competent and confident caregiver in your role within the hospital.

Along with personal mentorship, our 12-month nurse resident program includes:

  • Case studies to develop critical thinking skills
  • Classes to understand evidence-based practice at the forefront of nursing
  • Team-building activities to foster critical thinking, clinical skills, and professional growth

Specialty Nurse Training Program

Start your nursing career a step ahead with the Nurse Resident: Specialty Nurse Training Program at Pella Regional Health Center. This program provides new graduates with an opportunity to grow in their career through focused training in a range of specialty areas, including:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Hospice care
  • Medical and surgical medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Outpatient surgery


Nurses chosen for the nursing residency program commit to a six-month training regimen in a variety of specialty areas. You’ll start with a six to eight week rotation within the medical/surgical unit, and will go through similar rotations in obstetrics and outpatient surgery. An experienced nurse preceptor guides each of your rotations. If time permits, you may train in other specialty areas.

Program Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for open positions at Pella Regional Health Center, including your specialty training areas. You may continue to float across areas to fill in for leaves or temporary vacancies throughout the specialties where you’re trained.

You’ll also join our formalized Nurse Residency program, designed to support the transition from student to professional, competent nurse. You’ll take required telemetry and advanced cardiac life support courses, and other specialty courses as needed.

Ideal Candidates

You’re a perfect fit for the Nurse Resident: Specialty Nurse Training Program if you:

  • Are a new graduate nurse or a nurse with less than one year of experience (BSN preferred). New graduates must have a license and degree by hire date.
  • Can be flexible in scheduling to accommodate a variety of role and shift changes throughout training rotations
  • Have a passion for nursing and are motivated and eager to work and learn in a dynamic environment focused on the success of new nurse graduates
  • Have a willingness to work in team relationships and communicate with coworkers, patients, families, other caregivers, and administrators
  • Possess a kindhearted approach to caregiving and are willing to embody Pella Regional’s mission of providing healthcare and healing services with Christian compassion

Start Your Career with Pella

Join a team of committed, skilled, and friendly people at Pella Regional Health Center. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and a culture dedicated to bettering the lives of our community.

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