Nurse Residency Program

Bassett Healthcare will offer a yearlong Nurse Residency Program for graduate nurses or registered nurses with minimal hospital-based nursing background. The Nurse Residency Program offers the graduate a supportive transitional path from novice to advanced beginner to competent practitioner through a variety of nursing education experiences.

Educational offerings will focus on critical thinking skills, collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment, and conflict resolution skills. Career development in conjunction with Bassett’s professional nurse clinical ladder process will be a central theme throughout the residency program.

The education offered during the residency program will include clinically oriented classes, as well as individual bedside teaching and observational experiences off the unit.

Through strong preceptor/mentor relationships, the Nurse Residency Program offers the unique opportunity to learn from nurse colleagues so you may develop your professional talents.

Placement of Nurse Residency Participants

Graduate nurses and registered nurses are offered employment in many areas of the hospital:

  • Medical Unit
  • Surgical Unit/Short Stay Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Perioperative Services
  • Dialysis Unit
  • Special Care Unit
  • Pediatric Unit
  • Birthing Center

Application Process

Interested applicants must submit a completed employment application, resume, and references to the Nurse Recruiter in the Human Resources Department of Bassett Healthcare.

  • All nurse candidates will be scheduled for an employment interview with the Nurse Recruiter and Nurse Manager(s) of the unit(s) of interest.
  • Successful candidates will be college graduates with a major in nursing.
  • All new graduate nurses will be eligible to obtain a New York State Permit.
  • The GN will be expected to take the New York State RN NCLEX licensure exam within six months of hire to Bassett Healthcare.
  • Six-week competency based unit orientation is required of all nurses.
  • Benefits begin following 30 days of employment.

To receive more information, contact:
Christine Young, Nurse Recruiter
Human Resources Department
Bassett Medical Center
One Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1394

Phone: 1-800-BASSETT

Professional Development Programs

Bassett Healthcare offers a professional development program to newly hired graduate registered nurses in Acute Care.

Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program

The Partnership for Opportunities Program celebrates over a decade of success. The PNO program, a joint venture of Bassett, SUNY Delhi and Hartwick College, has graduated 148 nurses since its inception in 2001. 100 nurses have become RN’s through the program and 48 are now bachelor prepared nurses.

The Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program allows students to complete their associate degree in nursing through SUNY Delhi. Following completion of the first year at SUNY Delhi, the student may secure employment as a Patient Care Assistant 2 at Bassett Healthcare. Upon completion of the second year, the student/employee will earn an Associate of Science in Nursing and will be eligible for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

The Bassett - Hartwick College program is designed for Registered Professional Nurses interested in earning a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree while working. RNs will work 12-hour shifts each week at Bassett Healthcare and receive two days of on-site nursing instruction by Hartwick College faculty at Bassett. Following completion of two full calendar years, the Registered Nurse will earn a BS.

Full tuition support is provided to the eligible employee/student in either program with a payback commitment following program completion. Bassett Healthcare is currently seeking candidates for entry into the SUNY Delhi and Hartwick College at Bassett.

For more information, please contact:

Carol Forman, MA, BSN, RN
Number: 607-547-5938

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