Labor & Delivery Nurse Internship (LADI) Training
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For New Graduate Registered Nurses and Experienced RNs New to L&D

LADI Details

  • Paid training based on AWHONN core curriculum and is a combination of classroom, clinical labs and clinical experience in the labor & delivery setting
  • 5 month, hands-on training and preceptorship
  • Gain labor & delivery experience within a HealthONE hospital
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with skilled L&D Nurse Preceptors and Mentors/Leaders
  • Position within a HealthONE labor & delivery department upon successful training completion, followed by two-year full time commitment of employment
  • Customized coaching and onboarding
  • Regular development meetings between the student, the preceptor and LADI director
  • Realistic hospital L&D based scenarios using high-fidelity simulation, equipment and processes from our facilities. Practice how nursing care will look and feel in the safety of a sim lab.
  • Access to an e-learning library
  • Centricity Perinatal Health Record and Meditech training and validation
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP) and AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Certification included in the training
  • All new graduate RNs continue on to the HCA Nurse Residency Program for ongoing support and education tailored specifically to individual’s needs throughout the remainder of the year up to 18 months.

LADI Requirements

  • Current BSN RN degree from an accredited nursing school
  • Current RN license must be obtained by program start date
  • Current BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Current ACLS from the American Heart Association
  • Flexibility to commit to a full-time RN position with facility for two-year time frame
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required
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What is the process for being considered for the residency?

To be considered, you must apply online and you must have LADI requirements by the start date. In addition, you must include your resume and letter of intent about why you’re specifically interested in starting in L&D. You can apply before you have your degree, passing NCLEX, RN license, or certain certifications however you must be able to complete them prior to the start date.

How do I know which hospital I’ll be working? Can I choose?

We ask that you determine your top 3 hospital choices during the time of interview. Final placement is determined at the time of job offer and it is based on your preference as well as the hiring manager preference. The following HealthONE hospitals participate in our LADI training:

What is the process for being hired on a permanent basis?

Upon successful completion of the LADI training, you would be offered a full time position in one of our six acute care facilities, most likely the facility where you completed your clinical training. Whether or not you successfully complete the LADI training is based off your performance and attendance. Most of our full time L&D RN positions will be a combination of night and day shift for your first year as a new nurse.

What obligations do I have once I have completed the training?

There is a two-year financial obligation to stay employed in L&D full time upon completion of the training. You are also required to participate in the HCA Nurse Residency during your first year of nursing.

Will I be eligible for health benefits while in training?

Yes. We offer health benefits including medical, dental and vision along with retirement benefits after 30 days.

Where is the five month training being held?

Clinical training will take place at the respective hospital in the L&D department. Any clinical orientation, classroom education, certifications and high-fidelity simulation take place in the HCA Continental Division HealthONE Center for Clinical Advancement located at the Chase Tower at 333 W Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80110.

What are the hours for the training?

Residents are required to work 36 hours each week, varied schedule. First few weeks are clinical orientation and clinical shifts begin gradually thereafter. Shifts and schedules vary significantly depending on facility but you will be provided with a schedule of the training beforehand. Eligible nurses must be able to work nights and/or weekends. No time off will be permitted during the five month training period. All clinical hospital shifts are 12 hours.

Still have questions? Please contact:

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