New Grad Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Nurse Residency

Job Description

The Behavioral Health Nurse Residency Program offered at The Christ Hospital is designed to prepare graduate RNs to function confidently and efficiently in behavioral health. We provide an opportunity to practice clinical skills, care for several diverse patient populations, and gain an appreciation for the special interaction between behavioral health patients and their families within this program.


  • RNs must have less than 12 months of nursing experience or be a new graduate to enter this program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred (A or B in nursing core classes).
  • RN licensure from the state of Ohio must be obtained two weeks from residency start date

Behavioral Health Unit Description:

The Behavioral Services/6 West unit is a 31-bed unit providing a full range of services and comprehensive care to adult and geriatric patients with behavioral health needs. Programs include inpatient and outpatient services. The team consists of psychiatrists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, health unit coordinators, social workers, patient care assistants and occupational therapists. Services include diagnostic assessments, treatment team meetings, group and individual therapy, family meetings and partnerships with community providers. Nurses work eight and twelve-hour shifts as well as weekend options. Staffing is based upon the needs of the individuals served. The unit sets a high standard of excellence and quality care.

About Us

For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital been the beacon for exceptional healthcare in the Greater Cincinnati community. We're industry pioneers, always pushing the boundaries and reimagining the future of healthcare.

Our culture promotes collaboration, diversity and innovation. Together, as a team, we work tirelessly to enhance healthcare quality, accessibility and safety.