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 position is a casual position in which applicants will be required to work at least 16 hours biweekly, working rotating day/evening/midnight shifts along with working weekends and holidays based upon department guidelines. Based upon business needs, departments may have applicants work the minimum of 16 hours biweekly or more. Most departments in ChristianaCare are willing to work around students’ classes and clinical rotations.

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

New graduate residencies:

  • Medical
    • Medical Unit rotations are 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 rotations are 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 Intermediate Care (5E)
  • Women’s and Children’s units
    • Labor and Delivery
    • Postpartum
  • 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)

Empirical research shows graduate nurses who go through a residency program have a higher success rate in practice. Therefore, ChristianaCare is committed to supporting all nurses who have less than a year’s worth of experience through a nurse residency program.

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 in assigned specialty for 3744 productive hours after completing the residency

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:

  • 24-week program
  • 18 weeks of preceptor-led clinical training through multiple units
  • 6 weeks of independent practice supplemented with professional development courses
  • Direct patient care enhanced with classroom teaching

Specialty Residencies

New graduate specialty residencies:

  • 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 a staff nurse 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.
  • Home Health
    • Clinical experiences include chronic disease management for adult patients, post-op care, IV infusion management, wound/ostomy, tracheostomy, drains/tubes, central venous catheters, urinary catheters, and other continuing education opportunities.

Empirical research shows graduate nurses who go through a residency program have a higher success rate in practice. Therefore, ChristianaCare is committed to supporting all nurses who have less than a year’s worth of experience through a nurse residency program.

Eligibility for all residencies:

  • Nurses who have graduated from an accredited nursing school
  • RNs with less than 12 months 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 in assigned specialty for 3744 productive hours after completing the residency

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:

  • 26-week program
  • One-on-one preceptors for the residency program
  • Direct patient care enhanced with classroom teaching

Nursing Scholarships

ChristianaCare Health System is committed to supporting the growth and development of individuals wishing to pursue careers in health care. The Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship program provides the financial assistance necessary to enable individuals to pursue their dreams of careers in nursing or allied health.

Scholarship criteria:

  • ChristianaCare employees who have local permanent residence and who demonstrate our organization’s Core Value behaviors and dedication to The ChristianaCare Way and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in nursing and ultimately earn a BS/BSN degree.
  • College students with local permanent residence who are currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program or high school graduates with local permanent residence accepted into an accredited, college-level nursing or allied health program.
  • Scholarship funds are available to offset the cost of tuition and textbooks. In exchange for receiving this financial assistance, students commit to one year of employment with ChristianaCare upon graduation. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement (2.8 minimum GPA) and commitment to serving others.

Completed applications include:

  • Application for admission including a GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Resume
  • A minimum three-paragraph essay
  • Unofficial transcripts from your most recent academic program (college/high school)
  • Two letters of recommendation provided from individuals who are able to directly comment on your community, volunteer or work experience; instructor or supervisor preferred. Letters must be submitted electronically by the recommender.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview. We will be accepting applications from February 13, 2021 through April 11, 2021. For more information contact:

Nursing: Barbara Feeny at BFeeny@christianacare.org
Allied Health/medical lab: Kelsey Brennan at KBrennan@christianacare.org

Ruth Shaw Scholarship Application

In addition to completing the online application, candidate must email their resume, essay, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experiences and unofficial transcripts from their most recent academic program (college/high school).

To: Nursing Scholarship Support

Candidates should notify the individuals they have listed on the application for their Letter of Recommendation. We will email the individual a recommendation form. Completed recommendation forms must be received by the application deadline.

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

The patient care technician residency position is an opportunity for candidates without clinical experience/education to enter patient care. It is a unique, paid 9-week program in partnership with the Delaware Skills Center and ChristianaCare Health System that integrates classroom and clinical components. The first portion of the programs requires successful completion of the 6-week Certified Nursing Assistant Course. The individual will take the Delaware State Test for Nurse Aide Certification. The candidate will then transition to a clinical environment within ChristianaCare and complete 3 weeks of on-site training.

  • 9-week program
  • 6 weeks of instructor-led didactic and clinical with Delaware Skills Center
  • 3 weeks of preceptor-led clinical training in an acute care inpatient setting

Eligibility for patient care technician role:

High school graduate or equivalent AND one or more of the below qualifications:

  • Patient care experience, including taking vital signs
  • Nursing student who has successfully completed clinical hours or completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program
  • Acceptance into a ChristianaCare-approved patient care technician training program

Open Positions

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TitleCategoryLocationShift
Assistant Nurse Manager - 4N Medical WilmingtonManagement/Executive Wilmington, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Christiana Emergency DepartmentManagement/Executive Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Day/Evening - Labor & DeliveryManagement/Executive Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Emergency Department - Wilmington HospitalManagement/Executive Wilmington, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Full-time - Heart Failure UnitManagement/Executive Newark, DE Morning Shift, No Rotation 
Assistant Nurse Manager - HVIS - Prep & HoldManagement/Executive Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Neuro ICU and Transitional Neuro UnitManagement/Executive Newark, DE Evening Shift, Rotation Evening/Morning 
Assistant Nurse Manager - Operating Room ChristianaManagement/Executive Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Cardiac Rehab Nurse - Full time - Health Care CenterNursing Newark, DE Day Shift, No Rotation 
Case Manager (RN)Case Management/Social Worker Newark, DE Day Shift, No Rotation 
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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.