Application Instructions

We take a holistic approach and review all information in the application. The cover letter and resume are your chance to highlight your achievements and provide an overview of your professional accomplishments. 

Application Process 

How to complete the online application: 

  1. Click on the following link UC Davis Health HR Website to create a profile in the UC Davis Health HR system. This can be done prior to the application dates.  

  2. Select the New User option and complete the required fields. 

  3. Search for the “New Grad Nurse Residency” job posting, select and click the Apply icon.

  4. Sign in and complete the online application, starting with Step 1. 

  5. After interviewing, top candidates will complete a reference check. 

  6. Contingent offers of employment are typically made five weeks prior to the program start date.  

  7. In the Resume Upload section of Step 2, attach required documents as one single file (PDF preferred). Applications submitted without all required and optional documents in the requested format will be disqualified.

  • Required documents: Cover letter, Resume, Unofficial Transcripts
  • Optional documents: Letters of Recommendation, Certifications 

* Submit required documents using one of the three options below. Documents submitted in any other manner will not be considered or reviewed.

Screenshot of how to attach resume

Application Format 

In addition to completing the online application, please include the documentation listed below. Please ensure all requested documents are attached as they will not be accepted outside of the application portal (i.e., in an email) nor after the job posting window has closed. Failure to submit documentation in the requested format will result in automatic disqualification. 

Required Documentation 

These three documents should be uploaded as one document, PDF preferred. Do not upload files separately or in the Attachments section as we do not have access to these files. 

  1. Cover Letter

    a. Address to: Nurse Recruitment

  2. Resume (See example table below)

    a. Education – School Name, Location of School, Type of Program, Month/Year Completed 

    b. Senior Preceptorship – Hospital Name, Department/Unit, Total Number of HOURS and Time Frame (Month/Year Started – Month/Year Completed) 

    c. Clinical Rotations – Hospital Name, Department/Unit, Total Number of HOURS and Time Frame (Month/Year Started – Month/Year Completed) 

    d. Include any certifications, internships, externships, volunteer opportunities, leadership roles, community service, and other nursing-related activities that have contributed to your professional growth 

  3. Unofficial Transcripts


  1. Letters of Recommendation

  2. Certifications

Example of how to list experience on resume:

Type of Experience

Approximate Dates Total Hours Name of Hospital and/or Institution Name of Department or Department Description

Senior Preceptorship

March 2023 - May 2023 180 hours A Hospital Trauma ICU
Clinical Rotation January 2023 - February 2023 110 hours B Hospital Med Surg
Clinical Rotation December 2022 90 hours C Hospital PICU
Clinical Rotation November 2022 90 hours D Hospital Labor & Delivery/Post-Partum
Volunteer June 2022 - August 2022 200 hours XX Hospital PEDS