Registered Nurse (RN) Graduate Nurse

Graduate Nursing & Nurse Externships
Multiple Shifts
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg, 17th Street, Hecktown Oaks & Carbon
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Join a team that delivers excellence.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is home to nearly 20,000 colleagues who make up our talented, vibrant and diverse workforce.

Join our team and experience firsthand what it’s like to be part of a health care organization that’s nationally recognized, forward-thinking and offers plenty of opportunity to do great work.

Graduate Nurse (RN) Job   

Qualified candidates are eligible to receive up to a $20,000 Sign on Bonus!

**We provide Visa Sponsorship**

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is your best choice for an entry-level nursing job.

You’re about to begin your nursing career, and big decisions are on the horizon. You must be excited to begin your nursing career, and we’re excited too. As your professional partner, LVHN prepares you to be successful in your transition from nursing student to registered nurse.

What you can expect as an LVHN graduate nurse at LVHN

As a graduate nurse at LVHN, you will work alongside highly experienced and committed colleagues and enjoy the latest innovations in health care technology.


Provides professional nursing care through skillful assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with facility or department policies and procedures. Directs and manages the care of designated patients. Utilizes effective and appropriate communication styles. Assists in maintaining a safe work environment and maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.



Minimum Requirements:


  • Graduate from an Accredited School of Nursing 
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • All graduates are required to obtain their BSN within four years of their potential start date


Preferred Requirements:

  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing
  •  A minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Prior experience in a healthcare setting
  • Completion of clinical rotation at Lehigh Valley Health Network is preferred


Licensure and Certifications:

  • Valid PA Temporary Practice Permit   or
  • Registered Nurse State of Pennsylvania Upon Hire



Education - Required

  • Graduate of accredited Nursing program



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Required

  • Knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assignments in the delivery of patient care
  • Successful completion of additional orientation programs related to specialty
  • Attainment and maintenance of unit-specific competencies
  • Basic computer skills



Certifications - Required

  • BLS - Basic Life Support Upon completion of orientation Upon Hire


Certifications - Preferred

  • As per Clinical specialty within 2 years


Additional Qualifications

  • Successful completion of Registered Nurse orientation.
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification, as per unit requirement
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification, as per unit requirement
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification, as per unit requirement
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg, 17th Street, Hecktown Oaks & Carbon
Multiple Departments Available

1200 South Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
United States

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LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet® recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, which is the only children’s hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children’s ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children’s ER.

We’ve been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We’re also Great Place to Work-Certified™, which means an overwhelming majority of our colleagues have a positive experience at LVHN.

These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN’s core values – Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence – you will have a rewarding and successful career here.

Influenza vaccination is required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues. Safety sensitive positions at LVHN cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.