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RN- Registered Nurse (New Grad)- ACE Program- Step Down Rotation

Richmond, Virginia

At Bon Secours Mercy Health our nurses are able to see the impact they can have on our patients’ lives. We encourage and support our nurses as they develop and grow in their profession. Whether you are a new graduate nurse or joining us further along in your career we have opportunities and multiple career path options for you. Every patient means the world to someone and at Bon Secours Mercy Health our nurses mean the world to us.

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“Being able to positively impact peoples' lives every single day. Great culture and friendly people at the home office in Bond Hill. New building/technology and wonderful cafeteria staff and food.”

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What makes a successful Nurse at Bon Secours Mercy Health?
Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Agile
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Problem-solver
  • Results-Driven


  • Compassion — We commit to accompanying those we serve with mercy and tenderness, recognizing that "being with" is as important as "doing for".
  • Human dignity — We commit to upholding the sacredness of life and being respectful and inclusive of everyone.
  • Service — We commit to providing the highest quality in every dimension of our ministry.
  • Stewardship — We commit to promoting the responsible use of all human and financial resources, including Earth itself.
  • Integrity — We commit to acting ethically and modeling right relationships in all of our individual and organizational encounters.

RN- Registered Nurse (New Grad)- ACE Program- Step Down Rotation

Requisition R128936 Market Richmond, Virginia Shift Days/Nights Schedule Full-time

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

St. Mary's Hospital

Registered Nurse (RN)- New Grad Accelerated Education Program – Step Down Rotation

You will be rotating within the following step down units:

Intermediate Care Unit

Neuro Step Down Unit

2N Telemetry Unit

3N Medical Step Down Unit

4W Thoracic Surgery Step Down Unit

Cardiovascular Surgery Step Down Unit

*Day and Night shifts available!*

We understand finding the right unit can be challenging right out of nursing school.Apply today to try out this NEW program that allows you to explore several units during your first 12 weeks of orientation.

The ACE program offered in Richmond is here to help you find what you LOVE to do! At Bon Secours Richmond hospitals, we’re passionate about our incredible nursing staff. We’re honored they’ve chosen to share their talent for compassionate care with our patients. We’re also looking to grow that team with outstanding new graduates who’ve answered a higher calling to care for others. The Accelerated Clinical Education (ACE) Program is a 12-week program for new nursing graduates to prepare for an RN bedside role. ACE will help you find the area you are passionate about, without the added stress of being alone. The continuing education and the ability to work with an experienced nurse provides you with confidence to ask questions, an ability to admit the things you don’t know, and the opportunity to try things you’ve only read about.

The Experience: Candidates are exposed to multiple units and observation experiences throughout the program. The educators, along with preceptor and managers, assess each participant’s clinical progression to match their best fit within the facility. Note that all new hires will be required to work a combination of 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts to align with their preceptor’s schedule for up to 40 hours per week. This may include weekend shifts.

** Sign-on Bonus eligible.Rules and restrictions apply- ask your recruiter for details.**

Summary of Primary Function
Delivers patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifies and determines the priority of patient’s problems/needs, and evaluates the process and outcome of nursing care; coordinates, provides and directs patient teaching activities and coordinates the care provided by health team members.

Essential Job Functions
In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team, conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a plan of care, implements treatment and evaluates treatment effectiveness; administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and procedures; serves as point of contact for patients' care coordination throughout hospital departments.Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department.Incorporates the professional practice model into care delivery.

• Knowledge of contemporary nursing practice and future innovations
• Nursing judgment and skill based on principles of the biological, physical, behavioral, and social sciences
• Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery
• Coordination of patient care delivery
• Evaluation of professional nursing practice to optimize goals and outcomes
• Health teaching and health promotion
• Patient advocacy and partnership
• Interprofessional collaboration and leadership
• Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies
• Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence

Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

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All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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In some instances, the nurse’s voice and touch is the last thing a patient will hear or feel. This is part of our calling as nurses, to be there for our patients in all stages of life, from the beginning to the very end.

Ali L. Registered Nurse

You will have days where you are the sole reason that someone is alive. You won’t find that in any other career.

Michael W. Registered Nurse


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