At ChristianaCare, our values of Love and Excellence are felt as soon as you enter the doors. As a Magnet®-recognized* health system and the largest private employer in the state, ChristianaCare promotes a culture where quality and opportunity are plentiful. We know that nurse satisfaction and engagement directly impact patient experience and health outcomes, which is why frontline nurses have a clear voice to influence nursing practice and partner in continuous improvement efforts across our expansive health system.

Nurses at ChristianaCare are courageously led by our Chief Nurse Executive, Ric Cuming, Ed.D., RN, who reports directly to our CEO, Janice Nevin, M.D., M.P.H. As a well-respected leader, Ric’s career highlights surround nurse empowerment, nurse leadership and evidence-based nursing practice.

We are a comprehensive health system that is constantly evolving and expanding. There is no limit to the opportunities you’ll find here now and throughout your career.

Why should you plan your nursing career at ChristianaCare?
For the Love of Health.

Get Involved

Have a voice and join a council with your colleagues

Nursing Professional Governance and The ChristianaCare Way serve as the foundation of our professional practice model and feed the growth of our relationship-based nursing practice. At ChristianaCare, the engagement of our clinical nursing caregivers in the design, evaluation and sustainment of practice is paramount to the mission and vision of our department. We accomplish this through nursing practice councils and nursing system councils, including:

  • Professional Nurse Council
  • Education, Development and Advancement Council
  • Off-Shift Support Council
  • Workforce Connection Council
  • APRN Council
  • Quality and Safety Council
  • Technology and Innovation Council
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council
  • Executive Council
  • Administrative Council
  • Nursing Value Council

Professional Development

ChristianaCare is committed to providing ongoing professional development for our staff. We currently offer the following benefits to ChristianaCare RNs:

  • Access to CE Direct – The premier online corporate education solution from Gannett Education. CE Direct provides unlimited access to more than 800 award-winning continuing education courses for nurses and allied health professionals, plus 900+ hours of nursing certification test preparation.
  • Pre-pay undergraduate degree options
  • Graduate degree scholarship programs
  • Health system tuition reimbursement program
  • A Preceptor and Charge Nurse Mentoring Program
  • Professional certification support
  • Clinical ladder

Student Nurse Externships

ChristianaCare offers a paid Student Nurse Externship (SNE) position for student nurses. This position is continuous and is offered year-round. This is an excellent way to gain insightful experience into working in an acute care setting as a professional nurse. The SNE role is similar to a Patient Care Technician in completing basic patient care, monitoring vital signs, blood glucose testing, and hygiene and comfort measures under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Note: Our Externships are not for summer only or winter only.

The Student Nurse Extern (SNE) Program at ChristianaCare provides RN nursing students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience working in an acute care or primary care setting. As a member of the patient’s health care team, SNEs work alongside registered nurses, delivering high-quality care with love and excellence.

SNEs work as Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) and perform tasks as delegated by the Registered Nurse.

The position is casual, only requiring a commitment of 16 hours every two weeks with the opportunity to work additional hours, if you choose to.

Our Student Nurse Externship begins two different times each year in the beginning of January and June.

The position is posted twice in the beginning of September and February.

Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited nursing program that prepares the candidate to sit for the NCLEX-RN.
  • Graduating May 2022-December 2022.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • One completed “in-person/hands-on” clinical rotation by the start of the program.
  • Availability to attend the mandatory classroom training portion. These dates will be outlined during the interview process.
  • Current BLS required.

How to apply:

  • Provide letter of intent stating why you would like to become a nurse, as well as a copy of unofficial transcript (Note: Due date of items will be listed on the job posting).

If you have any questions, please reach out at via phone: 302-327-5555 or email us.

Acute Care Residencies

  • Medical
    • Medical unit is selected from the following: Medical and Medical Stepdown (5A), Medical (5B, 5C, 5D), ACE Unit (6A), Medical (6B), Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Stroke (6C), Hemo/Oncology (6E), Medical Observation Unit, Medical (4N & 5N), Wilmington ACE (8S)
  • Surgical
    • Surgical unit is selected from the following: Uro/Gyn Surgery (4C), Surgical (2C & 4W), Joint Replacement (7E), Surgical Stepdown (4D), Joint Replacement Center
  • Progressive
    • Transitional and Intermediate Care units at Wilmington (6S), Transitional Medical Unit (3D-TMU), Transitional Neuro Unit (2B-TNU), Transitional Surgical Unit (2B – TSU), Open Heart Stepdown (2E), Cardiac Vascular Intermediate Care (4E), Cardiac/Heart Failure
  • Float Pool
    • ACE Unit (6A), Medical (6B), Stroke (6C), Joint Replacement (7E), Medical and Medical Stepdown (5A), Medical (5B, 5C, 5D; 4N; 5N), Heart Failure (5E), Uro/Gyn Surgery (4C), Surgical Stepdown (4D), Cardiac Stepdown (4E), TMU (3D), Transitional Surgical Unit (2B), Surgical (2C & 4W), Medical Stepdown (6S)

Home Health: Serving an adult to geriatric patient population. Residency includes participation in a 4-month medical residency and then transition to HomeHealth, where the participants will spend time working at the Wound Care Center, participate in HomeHealth-specific education opportunities, and experience extensive shadowing of preceptors in the field. Following completion of the residency, nurses will manage a caseload of 30-40 patients, develop care plans, assess patients and provide nursing care.

Eligibility for all residencies:

  • Nurses who have graduated from an accredited nursing school.
  • RNs with less than 12 months of nursing experience (except for Perioperative Residency, for which you may be an RN with more than 12 months of experience).
  • Prior to starting Nurse Residency position, participants must pass state boards and be licensed as an RN in Delaware (offers to join residencies are contingent upon passing state boards and securing a Delaware RN license).
  • Commitment to work at ChristianaCare for 2 years from start date as a registered nurse with at least one of the two years on the direct unit of hire.

How to apply:

  • We encourage you to apply for more than one residency!
  • Each residency application will require you to submit a cover letter specifying why you are interested in that specific residency and/or what draws you to that specialty.
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Two clinical recommendations will be required, but not at the time of the application. If it is determined that you have met the minimum qualifications, a separate email will be sent to you from an outside vendor for you to provide us with your clinical instructors’ information.

What to expect for inpatient residencies:

  • 12-month professional development program
  • Generally, 12-16 weeks of preceptor-led clinical orientation on your direct unit of hire
  • Peer networking and mentoring during all professional development seminars
  • Focus on professional growth and leadership within the organization

Specialty Residencies

New graduate specialty residencies:

  • Women’s and Children’s units
    • Labor and Delivery
    • Postpartum (18 weeks of preceptor-led clinical orientation)
  • Critical Care
    • CVCCC, MICU, NCCC, PACU, SCCC, WICU
  • Emergency Room
    • Wilmington, Newark, short rotations through departments highly correlated with the ED, including Cardiac Cath, Labor and Delivery, and Respiratory
  • Operating Room
    • Successful residents will be hired as staff nurses within the Operating Room Service at ChristianaCare Health System, which includes either the Wilmington or Christiana hospitals.
  • NICU
    • Residents will be trained in our brand-new, state-of-the-art Mother/Baby couplet unit. We are one of only three organizations in the country who deliver NICU care through this model.

Eligibility for all residencies:

  • Nurses who have graduated from an accredited nursing school.
  • RNs with less than 12 months of nursing experience (except for Perioperative Residency, for which you may be an RN with more than 12 months of experience).
  • Prior to starting nurse residency position, participants must pass state boards and be licensed as an RN in Delaware (offers to join residencies are contingent upon passing state boards and securing a Delaware RN license).
  • Commitment to work at ChristianaCare for 2 years from start date as a registered nurse with at least one of the two years on the direct unit of hire.

How to apply:

  • We encourage you to apply for more than one residency!
  • Each residency application will require you to submit a cover letter specifying why you are interested in that specific residency and/or what draws you to that specialty.
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Two clinical recommendations will be required, but not at the time of the application. If it is determined that you have met the minimum qualifications, a separate email will be sent to you from an outside vendor for you to provide us with your clinical instructors’ information.

What to expect:

  • 12-month professional development program
  • Generally, 26 weeks of preceptor-led clinical orientation
  • Peer networking and mentoring during all professional development seminars
  • Focus on professional growth and leadership within the organization

Nursing Advancement Scholarship Program

ChristianaCare is committed to supporting the career growth and professional development of nurses. By providing education and opportunities for leadership, ChristianaCare has created a work environment that fosters effective succession planning.

  • Provides 100% tuition support for degree program for all scholarship recipients.
  • Open access for all eligible individuals pursuing RN–BSN and RN–MSN required for their role.
  • Provides post-master’s certification for an FNP practicing in acute care or behavioral health setting.

RN–BSN

ChristianaCare is committed to creating a workforce that is predominately BSN-prepared. Nurses working at ChristianaCare are encouraged to pursue a BSN degree.

All newly hired nurses are required to obtain a BSN within three years of hire.

RN–MSN

The Nurse Advancement Scholarship Program provides tuition support for nurses who have been hired into or promoted to a role as a Nurse People Leader/Nurse Manager or as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist/Staff Education Manager.

Tuition Assistance

Caregivers not participating in the scholarship program may utilize the tuition assistance program.

This benefit provides reimbursement to the caregiver for tuition paid by the caregiver for courses required to complete a degree program related to their current job within ChristianaCare.


The Ruth Shaw Junior Board Nursing Scholarship

  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited RN program for their first nursing degree (ADN or BSN).
  • Must commit to one year of employment with ChristianaCare upon graduation.
  • Applications are accepted each year from February – March 31st.

Nursing Job Shadowing

The ChristianaCare Nursing Development and Education Department provides nurse job-shadowing opportunities for individuals to observe and learn. ChristianaCare understands the importance of developing a strong health care workforce for the future. ChristianaCare provides these experiences to encourage individuals to consider careers in nursing.

To apply for the Job Shadowing program:

Submit the Job Shadowing Application Package to Nursing Development and Education. The package includes:

  • Shadow application (parent/guardian consent if you are under 18)
  • Shadow agreement (parent/guardian consent if you are under 18)
  • ChristianaCare confidentiality agreement
  • Emergency contact form

Student requirements:

What to expect:

  • On the day of your shadow experience, go to the information desk in the hospital main lobby and pick up your visitor badge. You will wear the badge at all times while on ChristianaCare’s campus.
  • Understand that Delaware is a small community. If you encounter a friend, acquaintance or family member during a shadow experience with ChristianaCare, please keep all health information confidential and do not discuss patient health information with anyone.
  • You may have a total of two nursing job shadow experiences over a 12-month period. All experiences are scheduled for four hours.
  • Before providing care to patients, your sponsor will introduce you to the patient and explain that you are present for observation only. If possible, your sponsor will obtain the patient’s consent before observation.

Please note:

  • Our department reviews applications for nurse job shadowing and will send forms to applicants who request job-shadowing experiences.
  • Our department assists in identifying a shadow sponsor.
  • We receive a high demand for job-shadowing experiences and are unable to accommodate every request. ChristianaCare reserves the right to refuse any request for a job-shadowing experience for any reason.
  • We may not be able to accommodate requests during times of high census, such as flu season.
  • You may not shadow if you have a fever, cough, open wounds or any potentially contagious disease. Please contact the job shadow coordinator to reschedule the experience.
  • You will not receive educational credit or a grade for job shadowing at ChristianaCare.
  • While job shadowing, you agree to comply with ChristianaCare’s rules, regulations, policies and procedures and the laws and regulations pertaining to confidentiality and patient rights.

Questions about Job Shadowing at ChristianaCare?

The Nursing Development and Education Department and Department of Academic Affairs provide job-shadowing opportunities at ChristianaCare.

If you have questions about a job-shadowing experience in nursing, please contact Moneca Davis-Graham at MDavis-Graham@christianacare.org.

Patient Care Technician Opportunities

At ChristianaCare, Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are valued members of the nursing care team and are essential to delivering exceptional patient care.

The patient care technician supports activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse. PCT candidates must demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for providing care to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Primary job duties include, but are not limited to, performing and accurately recording vital signs and Accu-Cheks, bathing, grooming, toileting, feeding and mobilizing patients.

Patient Care Technician Residency Program

This program is designed for individuals interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.

The Patient Care Technician Residency Program is a unique, paid nine-week program in partnership with the Delaware Skills Center, DAWN Career Institute, Cecil College and ChristianaCare Health System that integrates classroom and clinical components.

Upon successful completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant course, the caregiver will take the state test for Nurse’s Assistant certification. The caregiver will then transition to ChristianaCare and complete clinical training.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Open Positions

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TitleCategoryLocationShift
Account Manager | HomeHealthHome Care Careers/VNA Wilmington, DE Day Shift, No Rotation 
Assistant Nurse Manager (RN) - PostpartumNursing Newark, DE Morning Shift, No Rotation 
Assistant Nurse Manager - 6A Acute Care for the ElderlyManagement/Executive Newark, DE Evening Shift, Rotation Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager - 8S Acute Care for the Elderly - WilmingtonManagement/Executive Wilmington, DE Evening Shift, Rotation Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Cardiac Cath LabManagement/Executive Newark, DE Day Shift, No Rotation 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Emergency Department - Wilmington HospitalManagement/Executive Wilmington, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Labor & DeliveryManagement/Executive Newark, DE Evening Shift, Rotation Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager for the SurgiCenter Operating RoomManagement/Executive Newark, DE Day Shift, No Rotation 
Assistant Nurse Manager for the SurgiCenter PACUManagement/Executive Newark, DE Day Shift, No Rotation 
Assistant Nurse Manager Progressive and Intensive Care Departments- Union HospitalManagement/Executive Elkton, MD Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
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Benefits & Wellness

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ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program and more.

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Our caregivers’ well-being is important to us and essential for our ability to follow through on our commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

We offer a variety of programs and opportunities supporting the physical health, well-being and financial security of our caregivers and their families.

Many of our locations are equipped with on-site fitness centers and classes to keep you fit. We offer free healthy lifestyle coaching, CareVio™ care management services, discount programs and an annual stipend for fitness and wellness-related expenses to eligible caregivers.

You will also have access to resources and services for things like financial coaching and individual or family counseling, and find referrals for childcare, elder care and more.