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Acute Registered Nurse Bridge Program

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Position Description

RN Bridge (Extern) Program
Calling all Nursing Students!
Improve lives, form lasting relationships and have fun at work!  What you do is vitally important to DaVita and makes an exceptional difference in the lives of our patients and their families.  Are you someone that wants to work in a fast paced, constantly evolving environment where building relationships and helping improve patients quality of life by delivering outstanding clinical outcomes is the most important thing?  Don’t wait until after you graduate and pass your NCLEX to search for your first nursing job, join us today in our Chronic RN Bridge Program! 
In this program you’ll experience a true culture where professional growth and team unity are promoted.  You will begin the program working as a Patient Care Technician (full time, part time or per diem) where you’ll experience a fast-paced, critical care environment with the support of our award-winning training as you’ll work and prepare to be a successful acute nurse at DaVita! 
At DaVita we value the commitment you’ve made toward your education so we’d like to give you an advance on a $5K bonus within the first 30 days of employment (if you do not stay on board for at least 2 years, you will owe this bonus or a portion of it back. 
If the Village sounds like the perfect environment for you, apply to our Acute RN Bridge Program today and begin your DaVita career while you are in school! 
Please note there will be a formal interview and selection process as we will only be accepting a limited number of Bridge RN Program participants each year. 
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village as a Dialysis Patient Care Technician:
  •  A community first, company second culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation. 
Application requirements:
  • Completed online application
  • Completed Application Supplement (includes Essay Questions)
  • 2 Letter References from Educators from your clinical courses
  • Transcript
  • DDI Assessment
    Anticipated timeline:
  • Jan. – March 15thAccepting Applications
  • March 15thFinal deadline for submissions to the program
  • March 15th - March 31st:  Interview Process
  • April 1-15thRN Bridge Teammates Selected
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."


  • Current Nursing Student at accredited Nursing Program
  • GPA of 3.0 or above in nursing core curriculum
  • Flexibility to travel within a certain geography
  • Flexibility to work full time during the summer between your Jr. and Sr. year of nursing school
  • Ability work flexible hours during your Sr. year of nursing school
  • Desire to work in a chronic setting with high acuity patients
  • Ability to quickly develop relationships and build rapport
  • Demonstrated ability to assess situations quickly and provide solutions
  • Thrives in a “Gets Stuff Done” environment
  • Current Nursing Student at accredited Nursing Program

    Visit http://www.careers.davita.com  to learn more or apply.  


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    DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.



    Position Summary

    • Job Title: Acute Registered Nurse Bridge Program
    • Job Function: Nurse - RN / Staff / Charge
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland