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Registered Nurse (RN, GN) - Medicine to ICU Bridge Program

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

The Critical Care department work closely with the 7 Medicine inpatient units within Hartford Hospital to promote a collaborative continuum of care for our patients as they transition through their care within the hospital.  Our Medicine inpatient units care for a diverse patient population, allowing for RNs to gain a broad range of experience within the nursing field.

RN Bridge Program

A Medicine-to-Critical Care Bridge Program has been established to provide nurses with potential future interest in working in an Intensive Care Unit an opportunity to first build foundational nursing skills and knowledge within one of our Medicine units.  Upon completion of orientation on a Medicine unit, and successfully demonstrating competence in practice for the first 12 months, the RN will be considered for a  transition to an ICU setting with support of leadership from both the Medicine and Critical Care teams.

Program components:

  • Creation of individualized development plan with managers of both Medicine unit and Critical Care to track goals and progress
  • Collaborative coaching sessions with each RN and managers of both units at regular intervals through the program
  • Experienced RNs from both the Medicine unit and ICU assigned as mentors
  • After completing each step of the bridge program, RNs will be evaluated for readiness to transition fully to Critical Care

Job Summary
Our Nurses work in collaborative environments with strong interdisciplinary teams, focused on a patient-centered care model in a richly diverse work space. Under the direction and general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the registered nurse utilizes evidence-based practices in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, policies and procedures of the hospital and as directed by the medical staff. The registered nurse who through knowledge and ability uses the nursing process to develop a plan of care which includes standards of practice to meet the physical, emotional spiritual, cultural and educational needs of the patient and family.



  • Current Connecticut RN License required prior to start date
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school
  • ASN required (Must Obtain BSN within 6 years of starting in the RN role)
  • BSN Preferred
  • BLS certification by the American Heart Association


  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Comprehensive Cardiac Center
  • Main receiving facility for LIFESTAR
  • Transfer center
  • Named “Top Teaching Hospital” by Leapfrog
  • Supportive learning environment with various education opportunities
  • Team-oriented culture
  • Built-in tier development program



  • 401K with two different types of employer match
  • Over 5 weeks of paid time off accrued in your first year as a full time employee
  • Optional benefits include:
    • Annual Tuition Assistance
    • Auto Insurance
    • Homeowners Insurance
    • Critical Illness Insurance
    • Legal Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • Tuition discounts at various universities such as: University of Hartford, Salve Regina, and Sacred Heart University



At Hartford Hospital, we take great care of careers, this bridge program is just the beginning.

With locations across the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.


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