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Have You Considered Agrace?

As a new graduate nurse, you want to build your clinical skills and confidence, and have a voice in the decision-making process for your patients. And you want to feel supported, respected and valued.

That’s what happens at Agrace.

We’re hiring new graduate nurses who feel called to a career in hospice nursing to participate in our RN New Graduate Program. It’s a two-year track of education and support for nursing graduates who have less than a year of experience. You can start before you are licensed and begin earning right away; we offer start dates once a month.

Come to Agrace to learn a vital specialty in which nurses take the lead in coordinating patient care. See why our nonprofit mission, team-based culture and commitment to diversity have made us a Best Place to Work in Madison for three years running—and Rock County’s favorite hospice!

Job Openings

Join Agrace's RN New Graduate Program to:

  1. Build clinical skills and relationships through:
    • a full year of regular 1:1 goal-setting meetings with your supervisor,
    • monthly two-hour trainings with Agrace’s Clinical Education Team, and
    • role-specific monthly training with your peer group.
  2. Gain more varied experience than most hospital departments offer:
    • Care for patients of all ages and demographics, from pediatric to geriatric.
    • Treat patients with symptoms of cardiac, neuro and pulmonary illnesses, as well as dementia, cancer and rare diseases.
    • See patients with varying acuity.
    • Choose among working at Agrace’s acute-care inpatient units in Madison and Janesville, or in patients’ homes as a case manager, visit or admissions nurse.
  3. Collaborate with experienced hospice physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, spiritual & grief counselors and pharmacists.
  4. Be part of an interdisciplinary team that prioritizes patients’ goals and preferences, and puts RNs in a lead role in coordinating care.
  5. Earn certification as a hospice & palliative RN, paid for by Agrace.
  6. Work in your community, if you choose a care manager, visit nurse or admissions role. Here’s our service area.

Requirements for New Graduate Nurses

Agrace’s RN New Graduate Program member expectations:

  • Complete all aspects of your onboarding plan, required training and supervisor/mentor touch-bases.
  • Complete skills and knowledge assessments given at the start of employment, six months, one year and two years.
  • Join an Agrace committee (such as Quality or Engagement) in your second year of employment.
  • Become Hospice and Palliative RN certified (HPCN) after two years of employment; Agrace will pay the exam fee.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

Agrace offers new graduate nurses competitive pay, the opportunity for several pay increases, a strong benefits package and many wonderful perks. Open each expandable section below to see what you can expect as an Agrace employee.



We are happy to answer your questions about joining the RN New Graduate Program at Agrace. Please call Amanda Olson, recruitment manager at (608) 327-7216 or email a question to our nurse recruiters.