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From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution. Compassion for our patient, their families,
 
At City of Hope, our professional practice model is role-based nursing, with a shared-governance model of leadership. We’re committed to providing opportunities for professional nurses to expand their skills and expertise, and practice at the highest levels of their licensure. With low nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives like nursing sensitive outcome measures implemented across all units, our focus on quality is unsurpassed.
 
Our nurses foster close connections with those they care for, as well as those they care with. In an environment where every moment counts, you’re invited to share in the moments of compassion and healing that mean everything to our patients.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Graduate Nurse Program

Join our team at the City of Hope, one of the top Cancer Hospitals in the US and the world. This program is designed for nurses who have just completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and are interested in an oncology career. This structured program will immerse new graduate nurses via an intensive classroom and clinical curricula that includes the following:
 
  • Nursing and Clinical Policy and Procedures
  • Oncology Core Curriculum (Adult and Pediatric Content)
  • Managing Psychological-Social Needs of the Cancer Patient
  • One-on-One Clinical Preceptorship
  • ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification or APON Chemotherapy Certification
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Training
  • Critical Care Training (additional three months for those hired into ICU)

July 2014 Program Requirements
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing must be completed by June 1, 2014
  • California RN License posted to the California BRN by July 1, 2014
  • Priority given to New Grads with a minimum of 120 hours of Oncology rotation during Clinical Rotations
 
Program Dates
  • July 30, 2014
  • We will be accepting applications from April 1-30, 2014 through our website - The position will be listed as New Grad BSN Registered Nurse.
  • Notifications regarding the status of applications will be sent out by May 15, 2014.
 
Specialty Areas
  • Hematology
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT)
  • ICU
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
     
Benefits
Benefits effective first of the month following 30 days of hire, weekend premium pay, tuition reimbursement, self-scheduling, and specialty pay differentials.

Nursing

Nursing

From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution. Compassion for our patient, their families,
 
At City of Hope, our professional practice model is role-based nursing, with a shared-governance model of leadership. We’re committed to providing opportunities for professional nurses to expand their skills and expertise, and practice at the highest levels of their licensure. With low nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives like nursing sensitive outcome measures implemented across all units, our focus on quality is unsurpassed.
 
Our nurses foster close connections with those they care for, as well as those they care with. In an environment where every moment counts, you’re invited to share in the moments of compassion and healing that mean everything to our patients.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Graduate Nurse Program

New Graduate Nurse Program

Join our team at the City of Hope, one of the top Cancer Hospitals in the US and the world. This program is designed for nurses who have just completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and are interested in an oncology career. This structured program will immerse new graduate nurses via an intensive classroom and clinical curricula that includes the following:
 
  • Nursing and Clinical Policy and Procedures
  • Oncology Core Curriculum (Adult and Pediatric Content)
  • Managing Psychological-Social Needs of the Cancer Patient
  • One-on-One Clinical Preceptorship
  • ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification or APON Chemotherapy Certification
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Training
  • Critical Care Training (additional three months for those hired into ICU)

July 2014 Program Requirements
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing must be completed by June 1, 2014
  • California RN License posted to the California BRN by July 1, 2014
  • Priority given to New Grads with a minimum of 120 hours of Oncology rotation during Clinical Rotations
 
Program Dates
  • July 30, 2014
  • We will be accepting applications from April 1-30, 2014 through our website - The position will be listed as New Grad BSN Registered Nurse.
  • Notifications regarding the status of applications will be sent out by May 15, 2014.
 
Specialty Areas
  • Hematology
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT)
  • ICU
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
     
Benefits
Benefits effective first of the month following 30 days of hire, weekend premium pay, tuition reimbursement, self-scheduling, and specialty pay differentials.
We're a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach.
 
We have career opportunities in nursing, research, allied health, business support and many other areas.
 
City of Hope employees enjoy excellent benefits and an environment that inspires wellness.
 
In addition to our main campus in Duarte, CA, we have several locations throughout the Los Angeles vicinity.
 
Current employees and external candidates are invited to explore our career opportunities.
 
Learn more about City of Hope's institutional distinctions, breakthrough innovations and collaborations.
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