Nursing Graduates

Thank you for your interest in employment as a Registered Nurse with Catawba Valley Health System!

To complete the application and assessment:

Click on – Careers - Job Opportunities – Registered Nursing Positions – NC – Hickory – positions will list to the right-hand side, click on the position(s) you are applying for – proceed to registration for new applicants or returning candidates if you have applied previously – Talent Science People Answers account setup

Assessment – Is a two part process – The first part is a 10 minute timed assessment and the second part is untimed. You will need approximately 40 minutes to complete the assessment process.


Please attach a required cover letter and resume and upload as one document to your online application.

Applying for positions:

You may apply for each RN New Graduate and RN position(s) in which you are interested

Adding positions to your current application:

Log into your Talent Science - People Answers account. Your information will transfer over and you may add new positions to your application

To update demographic information:

Contact Human Resources at 828.326.3359
Unfortunately, the application system will not allow you to update demographic information electronically.

Employment Requirements:

  • Graduate of a state approved and accredited nursing program
  • North Carolina Registered Nurse Licensure
  • Two reference requests (Reference Request Form)

Next steps:

Nursing Directors will review applications and approve the candidates for the interview process. Some new graduates are hired into full-time positions while others may be hired on an as needed basis in the Nurse Registry. Nurse Registry employees may then apply for full-time positions as they become available in the hospital.

Candidates who have completed the application process and submitted all applicable documentation are eligible to be considered for interview.