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New Graduate Nursing Jobs

If you want to really make a difference in children’s lives, impact the nursing profession, and contribute to the future of research, we would love to have you join our Patient Family Centered Care team!

An invitation for new nurse graduates

If you are considering a Pediatric Oncology Nurse (PON) position in the inpatient areas of St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital (SJCRH) after graduating from nursing school this coming year, please refer to the designated times of hire to our facility and admission to our Nurse Residency Program information below.

December 2022 Graduates
Positions posted/active recruiting begins September 1
Recruiting closes/positions remove October 1
Finalists Notified/Video Screens September 15-October 14
Roundtable interview sessions October 3-October 31
Candidate Notifications Oct 10-November 7
Graduation December
Attend NEO and NCT orientation January
NRP cohort and clinical rotations begin January
Match Ceremony March
*To maintain the integrity of our program, all residents must be on campus for the entirety of their residency rotations, January-March.

Tips for Applying

  • Students should read the job description below of the new nurse resident PON I;
  • Visit our application system to view open new nurse resident PON I;  and, 
  • Students are encouraged to start the application process according to the graduation cycle timeframe (pay attention to the deadline dates).

What to expect

  • New graduate nurses are typically hired for night shift positions;
  • New graduate nurses are hired into only inpatient areas, which include one of the following units…
    • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT),
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU),
    • Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU),
    • Leukemia, and/or
    • Solid Tumor;
  • New graduate nurses must be able to…
    • Commit to full-time employment for a minimum of the one-year of the Nurse Residency Program per Residency Agreement;
    • Contribute to the development of an evidence-based practice project per Residency Agreement; and,
    • Adhere to the SJCRH and the Nurse Residency Program attendance policies per Residency Agreement.

Job Description

The new graduate from nursing school PON I position is for the primary care coordinator of the interdisciplinary patient care activities. Once the candidate has passed the NCLEX and received a nursing license, he/she is responsible for the management of patients throughout their continuum of care at SJCRH. The PON I is responsible and accountable for high quality patient care through implementation of the nursing process. This includes assessment of patient needs (physical, psychological, and/or educational), design of a collaborative plan of care, implementation of the plan with appropriate delegation of tasks, coordination of team efforts, and evaluation of patient progress towards outcomes. The nurse acts as a patient/family advocate, and seeks opportunities to communicate and coordinate patient care activities throughout the continuum of care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.


Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (i.e, BS or BSN) required; and,

New graduates must take the NCLEX within 60 days of graduation and be licensed by their start date. To find out about participating compact states, visit