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Recently Graduated RNs & LPNs

At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities, patients, and families we serve. Community-focused programs like our Fresh Food Farmacy and MyCode, one of the first health system genome sequencing programs, are just a few of the reasons new nursing graduates can be excited about a career with Geisinger.

We can offer you the tools to grow and opportunities to share your ideas system-wide. At the start of your career, you’ll get a unique, individualized, competency-based orientation, plus access to our comprehensive Nurse Residency Program. At Geisinger, we’re continuously working towards improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believes that better begins with all of us.

Nurse residency program

Nurse residency programs are offered on most campuses to help all new nurses, with less than 12-months nursing experience, enhance their nursing skillsets. A Nurse Residency is provided over the first year of employment and enrollment is automatic. Nurses from all clinical settings come together monthly to learn from nursing leadership, strengthen their professional commitment to nursing, and build an individual development plan. We know mentorship is crucial to new nurses, which is why we assign each nurse a personal mentor that they can call at any time, bounce ideas off of, and turn to for the advice and knowledge they need to succeed.


  • 12-month program
  • Offered to Registered Nurses with < 1 year experience
  • Enrollment into program is automatic
  • Provides education and resources to new nurses
    • Easier transition into RN role
    • Opens lines of communication to answer questions
    • Support from education and management
  • Program allows interaction and networking with other new Registered Nurses

Program includes

  • Professional development meetings
  • Dedicated preceptor
  • Peer support
  • Access to resources
    • Educator
    • Online tools
    • Knowledge experts

Benefits and support

Tuition assistance

Through our tuition reimbursement program, eligible employees can now receive up to $3,000 per year toward an undergraduate degree and up to $5,000 per year toward a graduate-level degree. Active full-time and part-time employees (0.5 FTE or greater) are eligible for tuition reimbursement. Employees must be in active status on the first day of classes, and at the time of reimbursement payout.

Career development

Nursing is a profession of life-long learning. At Geisinger, our Nursing Education and Leadership Teams help you expand your knowledge, grow your skills, and develop your nursing career. Through one to one instruction; simulation and classroom education; and various types of online educational resources, we can provide you ample ongoing opportunities in both clinical and leadership development.


Scholarships are available to support nurses (both RNs and LPNs) returning to college for advanced nursing degrees. Scholarships are offered at various times throughout the year to supplement the Tuition Reimbursement Benefit. We are thankful to the many generous scholarship donors that support nursing education.

Our Geisinger Family

Madison Osborne

I had a very positive experience as a student nurse during my clinical rotations and knew I wanted to join the nursing team at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. As a new nurse everyone has been extremely helpful. My coworkers are dedicated to the success of the team and providing the best care possible for our patients.

Madison Osborne

RN, Orthopedic Oncology, GLH

I chose Geisinger because it gave me the opportunity to grow and care for the community for which I live in.

Erin Winnick

Registered Nurse, Emergency Department. Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

In my time here co-workers have turned into a second family and I wouldn't trade this experience for anything!

Danielle Powell

Progressive Care Unit RN at GWV

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