The right place
to start your nursing career.

Nurse Residency Careers

(Less than 1 year clinical experience)

Bay Area Hospital is growing, which means we have more opportunities for new grads or RNs to join our friendly team. With us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art equipment in a team-oriented environment in a role that is the best fit for you. We provide all the support you’ll need and the growth you desire. Plus, the climate, the coast and the low cost of living make Coos Bay a great place to live.

Why begin at Bay Area Hospital?

We are the healthcare leader in southern Oregon, offering you the opportunity to work with the area’s best team and most advanced medical technology.

  • You can learn a variety of nursing skills while experiencing collaborative support and mentoring from our medical team.
  • Our managers care about your personal and professional growth, and our nurses are respected and recognized.
  • We offer flexible schedules to accommodate your needs.
  • Our total rewards package include step raises, incentive pay and great benefits.

Registered Nurse Bridge Program

Our Registered Nurse Bridge Program is specially designed for new grads to bridge the gap from nursing school or an ambulatory/outpatient setting to acute-care nursing. Upon hire, nurses with less than one year of acute-care experience receive an extended onboarding orientation and then enter this 10-12-week program.

  • Trained preceptors on your home unit mentor you throughout orientation
  • You are paired with preceptors as you rotate through other acute care nursing units
  • Hands-on training and instructive classes are led by Clinical Educators
  • Customized shadow days provide exposure to nursing in our specialty areas
  • Additional training is offered throughout your first year

We offer even more ways to grow.

  • Special funding for educational programs
  • Tuition reimbursement for higher degrees
  • Opportunities to work in a variety of nursing departments without prior experience
  • Potential to explore different areas like ICU, critical care and other specialties
  • Advancement potential when you are ready