Applying to the Nurse Residency Program "I did not think twice as I learned of Baystate Medical Center's Magnet designation, glowing patient reviews, and the strong curriculum for new nurse graduates!" —Will Castro BSN, RN, 2016 Graduate (Will explains how Baystate's Nurse Residency gave him confidence to enter the real world of patient care.) Application Criteria Bachelor Degree or Associates Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program within the previous calendar year of hire date No prior LPN or RN work experience Application Dates Hire dates are March, July and September Check early spring (March) postings for July and September start dates. Check late fall (November) postings for March start date. Application Process Check job postings on the Baystate Career Opportunities Website for "New Nurse Grad Residency Program" positions. Clinical areas may vary seasonally, depending on the current staffing needs of Baystate Medical Center. Complete the Baystate Medical Center online application process. Submit a current resume outlining relevant clinical and work experience. If you accept an offer, please prepare the following documents for Human Resources: Your official transcript from the school of nursing you graduated from or your original diploma Two letters of recommendation (from a faculty and a manager/supervisor) Required only for Baystate VNA: current drivers license and proof of current auto insurance by start date Provide current CPR certification by start date If selected you will be contacted for an interview.