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Launch your nursing career with exciting opportunities for new grad nurses. As the largest healthcare staffing agency in the United States, Aya Healthcare can help you explore the latest job openings from across the nation specifically tailored to help new grad nurses start their journeys in the healthcare industry.

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Aya delivers:

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • The most jobs in the industry. We have the largest and most reliable job database, which means the jobs you see are open, updated in real time and ready for you!
  • Competitive advantage over other agencies. Front-of-the-line access through our direct facility relationships — many with quick (even same-day) offers, giving you the best chance of securing your ideal opportunity.
  • Expedited licensing and streamlined compliance. An industry-leading on-time start rate and strong relationships with boards of nursing across the country to accelerate the process in all 50 states.
  • Expert career guidance. A dedicated recruiter to help you achieve your dream career. Travel, per diem, permanent — we have the reach and access to get you the jobs you want, and the expertise to help you realize your long-term goals.
  • A best-in-class support system and an exceptional experience. Enjoy accurate, weekly pay, and an entire team dedicated to your happiness on assignment, 24/7.

Plus, you get everything you expect from the largest healthcare staffing company in the industry:

  • Exceptional benefits, including premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance beginning day one of your assignment. Want to take time off? Keep insurance coverage for up to 24 days between assignments.
  • A generous 401(k) match.
  • Paid company housing (we'll help you bring your pets along, too!) or a generous housing stipend.
  • Paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya's general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
  • The industry's only clinical ladder program for RNs on assignment.
  • Access to unlimited continuing education units online.
  • Licensure, relocation and other reimbursements, when applicable.
  • Pay listed above includes taxable wages and tax-free expense reimbursements.

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

Aya delivers:

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • Competitive advantage over other agencies. Front-of-the-line access through our direct facility relationships — many with quick (even same-day) offers, giving you the best chance of securing your ideal opportunity.
  • Expedited licensing and streamlined compliance. An industry-leading on-time start rate and strong relationships with boards of nursing across the country to accelerate the process in all 50 states.
  • Expert career guidance. A dedicated recruiter to help you achieve your dream career. Travel, per diem, permanent — we have the reach and access to get you the jobs you want, and the expertise to help you realize your long-term goals.
  • A best-in-class support system and an exceptional experience. Enjoy accurate, weekly pay, and an entire team dedicated to your happiness on assignment, 24/7.

Plus, you get everything you expect from the largest healthcare staffing company in the industry:

  • Exceptional benefits, including premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance beginning day one of your assignment. Want to take time off? Keep insurance coverage for up to 24 days between assignments.
  • A generous 401(k) match.
  • A rental car and bi-weekly weekend travel home.
  • Paid company housing (we'll help you bring your pets along, too!) or a generous housing stipend.
  • Paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya's general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
  • The industry's only clinical ladder program for RNs on assignment.
  • Access to unlimited continuing education units online.
  • Licensure, relocation and other reimbursements, when applicable.
  • Pay listed above includes taxable wages and tax-free expense reimbursements.

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

With Aya Locums you get:

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • Access to top hospitals and healthcare systems in diverse care settings.
  • Highly competitive, transparent locum tenens pay.
  • Dedicated application and assignment support.
  • In-house credentialing and licensing teams.
  • Full coverage of licensing costs.
  • Travel and lodging coverage.
  • Easy timekeeping and streamlined management of documents.
  • Malpractice coverage and risk management support.
  • If applicable, you get benefits such as:
    • Premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance beginning day one of your assignment.
    • Paid sick time. Aya provides paid sick leave in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya's general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
    • Generous 401k match.
  • Aya may provide other benefits where required by applicable law, including but not limited to reimbursements.
  • Pay listed above includes taxable wages and tax-free expense reimbursements.

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

Aya delivers:

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • The most jobs in the industry. We have the largest and most reliable job database, which means the jobs you see are open, updated in real time and ready for you!
  • Competitive advantage over other agencies. Front-of-the-line access through our direct facility relationships — many with quick (even same-day) offers, giving you the best chance of securing your ideal opportunity.
  • Expedited licensing and streamlined compliance. An industry-leading on-time start rate and strong relationships with boards of nursing across the country to accelerate the process in all 50 states.
  • Expert career guidance. A dedicated recruiter to help you achieve your dream career. Travel, per diem, permanent — we have the reach and access to get you the jobs you want, and the expertise to help you realize your long-term goals.
  • A best-in-class support system and an exceptional experience. Enjoy accurate, weekly pay, and an entire team dedicated to your happiness on assignment, 24/7.

Plus:

  • Aya coordinates all travel and lodging accommodations.
  • Travel information is received the evening prior to your scheduled departure.
  • Airfare is covered and, if driving to the assignment, reimbursement is available.
  • Once notice is received, communication from our team is sent via email and text to ensure you are kept in the loop as soon as information becomes available.
  • Your safety is Aya's top priority. We work closely with the facility to ensure additional security measures are taken onsite so you can focus on what really matters: patient care.
  • Pay listed above includes taxable wages and tax-free expense reimbursements.
  • Paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya's general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
  • When applicable:
    • Licensure, relocation and other reimbursements.
    • Premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance beginning day one of your assignment.

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

Experience the Aya difference today

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • A dedicated recruiter who advocates for you every step of the way.
  • We'll ensure the hiring manager prioritizes your interest and schedules an interview quickly.
  • A streamlined hiring process means offers are often presented within 24-48 hours after an interview with a hiring leader.
  • Flexible start dates that work around your availability.
  • We make it simple with one point of contact the entire time.
  • University of Washington (UW) offers a wide range of benefits as part of your total compensation package. Choose from top medical and dental insurance programs; plan for your future with tax-deferred investing through the UW retirement options; enjoy generous vacation and sick leave policies; and protect yourself and your family with life and long-term disability insurance. For more information, follow the links shown below or explore the Benefits website at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

With Aya, you get:

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • Higher compensation - we negotiate on your behalf.
  • Work-life balance - contracts are up to 40 hours per week, with workdays ending mid-late afternoon and weekends off!
  • An employee advocate - our team ensures you have the support needed to be successful in your role.
  • Options post contract - extend, convert to a permanent employee or find a new job.
  • Paid sick time. Aya provides paid sick leave in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya's general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
  • If applicable, you get benefits such as:
    • Paid company housing (pets are welcome to tag along) or a generous housing stipend.
    • Premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance beginning day one of your assignment.
    • If qualified, continued insurance coverage over the summer.
    • A generous 401k match.
  • Licensure, relocation and other reimbursements, when applicable.
  • Pay listed above includes taxable wages and tax-free expense reimbursements.

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

Aya delivers:

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • High pay.
  • A robust team to support you every step of the way.
  • A credentialing specialist to streamline the entire compliance process.
  • Freedom and flexibility around your current schedule.
  • The easy-to-use Shifts app. Select shifts anytime, anywhere.
  • When applicable:
    • Premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
    • A generous 401k match.
    • Paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya's general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
  • Licensure, relocation and other reimbursements.

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

Aya delivers:

  • Unlimited complimentary CEUs through MedBridge. Access unlimited CEUs that count towards licensing and additional education hours.
  • Front-of-the-line access to exclusive jobs at thousands of healthcare facilities nationwide.
  • A robust team to support you every step of the way to ensure you start on time, have accurate payroll and an exceptional experience.
  • A credentialing specialist to streamline the entire compliance process.
  • And of course, you get the usual benefits such as:
    • Premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance beginning day one of your assignment.
    • Paid sick time. Aya provides paid sick leave in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya's general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
    • Generous 401k match.
  • Certification and other reimbursements, when applicable.
  • Pay listed above includes taxable wages and tax-free expense reimbursements.

For all employees and employee applicants, Aya is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer, including Disability/Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy.

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT STATE LAW REQUIRES A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

New Grad RN Jobs FAQs

How much do new grad nurses make?

New grad nurse salary varies by location, level of education and type of healthcare facility. When looking for nursing positions, you should also consider factors like the area’s cost of living and the facility’s benefits packages, as those can also impact the compensation you receive. Register now, then search all our new grad opportunities to find your perfect match. (Hint: Once you’re logged in, filter by “Permanent” employment type, then select “Accepting New Grads” to narrow down your search.)

Can you be a travel nurse as a new grad?

To qualify for a travel nurse or per diem position, Aya Healthcare requires you to have at least one year of experience in your specialty. However, Aya has a variety of permanent jobs available for new grad nurses.

How long are you considered a new grad nurse?

In healthcare, especially nursing, the term “new grad” generally refers to RNs who recently completed their education and are in their first year or two of post-graduation work.

How can I get a job as a new grad nurse?

Register today and log in to search and apply for new grad nurse jobs. You’ll have a dedicated recruiter to help you through the entire process, including prepping you for interviews, facilitating salary negotiation, securing offer decisions and more.

When should new grad nurses apply for jobs?

New graduate nurses may start applying for jobs as soon as the NCLEX is scheduled. Some facilities will interview prior to you passing the exam, while others prefer to wait until after. Your dedicated recruiter will know which facilities you should apply to and when, and will ensure you’re on track with any qualifications required by the facility.

What are new grad RN programs?

Often called nurse residency programs, new grad RN programs are structured transition programs designed for recent nursing school graduates. These programs provide additional support and training to help new nurses smoothly transition from the academic setting to professional practice. Key features of new grad RN programs include mentorship, orientation to the healthcare facility, specialized training and ongoing education. The goal of these programs is to enhance your clinical skills, critical thinking and confidence as a new grad nurse. These programs are typically offered by hospitals and healthcare organizations, aiming to nurture the professional development of entry-level nurses and improve patient care outcomes.

How long should a new grad nurse stay at their first job?

The ideal duration for a new grad nurse’s first job depends on your individual circumstances and career goals, but it is often beneficial to stay for at least one to two years to gain valuable experience, build confidence and establish a solid foundation. This will also allow you to develop clinical skills and adapt to the demands of the profession. Of course, others may choose to explore new opportunities earlier, seeking different specialties or settings. Ultimately, the decision depends on personal growth objectives, job satisfaction and the alignment of the current position with your long-term career goals.

Where can I learn more about working as a new graduate nurse?

At Aya Healthcare, we understand what it’s like to work as a new grad nurse. Our expert recruiters and support specialists work closely with the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare systems so we can help you thrive in your next professional adventure. If you have any questions about being a new grad nurse or what will be required of you during your job search, our team can get you the information you need.

What certifications are commonly held by new graduate nurses?

To become a new grad nurse, you’ll need to have a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and an active nursing license in the state you’d like to work. Other certifications may be required depending on the facility, your speciality and the unit you wish to work in. At Aya Healthcare, our expert team of support specialists can work with you to know what certifications you need for the jobs you’re interested in and can help you find and sign up for classes near you. We even offer reimbursement for some certification courses.