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Registered Nurse - Discover Program



Discover the new you with Rochester Regional Health. Our Discover Nursing Program offers Registered Nurses relocating and transitioning from outside the United States. As a Registered Nurse you will be immersed in an education-oriented setting surrounded by a team devoted to your success.

The Discover Nursing Program offers:

  • Support to prepare, navigate and complete your NCLEX and NYS Licensure

  • Relocation & Temporary Housing support to make your transition easy

  • Discover the new you – be selected for a specific patient-care area or rotate between areas to find the right fit for you!

Our Discover Nursing Program primarily located at Rochester General Hospital and Unity Hospital.

  • Rochester General Hospital. Named the #1 Hospital in the Rochester region by U.S. News & World Report. The 528-bed tertiary care hospital boasts the busiest Emergency Department outside of NYC, includes a state-of-the-art Sands-Constellation Center of Critical Care and a passionate, patient-centered care team.

  • Unity Hospital. Our 471-bed community hospital is located just outside the city of Rochester's border. It boasts all private patient rooms and specialty centers including Galisno Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation, Charles J. August Joint Replacement Center and the August Family Birthplace.


We believe in empowering you to reach your full potential. Here are some of the ways in which we support our Registered Nurses:

  • Pay Increases

  • Tuition Assistance and Loan Assistance

  • Clinical Ladder

  • Certification Support and Pay

  • Advancement Opportunities

STATUS: Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Various Departments

SCHEDULE: Various schedule including Days, Evenings, & Nights - Every Other Weekend & Every Other Holiday


  • Compassionate, warm and patient focused

  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Exceptional documentation skills and professional behavior

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


  • Patient Care & Service. Promote and restore patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; performing various treatment procedures; providing physical, educational and emotional support to patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members

  • Planning & Communication. Develop and document individualized care plans customized for each patient’s unique needs, with support from the interdisciplinary health team as needed; maintain effective communication to convey patient health status, treatment plans and progress

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management. Demonstrate proficient use of an EHR – including accurate patient and provider documentation and communication

  • Compliance. Adhere to required department and system protocols, regulations (local, state, federal) and education requirements


  • AS: Nursing (Required)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.


  • RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)
  • BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA)

PAY RANGE: $35.75 - $48.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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