Critical Care Rotation Program | Tampa General Hospital

Registered nurses who are interested in entering the critical care field are invited to discover their ideal career path by participating in Tampa General Hospital’s critical care rotation program (CCRP). Over the course of 54 weeks, program participants gain skills-based experiences in various critical care units to help them identify their strengths and find their perfect fit at TGH.

Program Benefits

The critical care rotation program at TGH offers a host of benefits to nurses, including: 

  • A thorough orientation period

  • The opportunity to work in a wide array of critical care units

  • Participation in the Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™ 

  • Reasonable scheduling—usually 36 to 40 hours per week 

  • Eligibility to apply for a regular position during any rotation 

Eligibility Requirements

Participants in TGH’s critical care rotation program must have a: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree (waived for current team members) 

  • Two-year contract commitment to TGH 

Preferred requirements include being a graduate nurse with one of the following: 

  • Experience in critical care by mentorship, internship and/or preceptorship

  • NT/PCT/paramedic experience in a critical care unit  

During the program, participants must complete Essentials of Critical Care Orientation e-learning modules from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

Critical Care Rotation Structure

Program participants will work on a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. rotation and must be available to work holidays and weekends, as well as during severe weather events such as hurricanes. Participants are eligible for all the same outstanding benefits as TGH’s full-time employees, including tuition assistance, generous insurance plans and ample professional development resources.

Participating Units

  • Burn intensive care unit

  • Cardiac intensive care unit 

  • Cardiothoracic intensive care unit

  • Global Emerging Diseases Institute (GEDI) 

  • Medical intensive care unit 

  • Medical surgical intensive care unit 

  • Neuroscience intensive care unit 

  • Pediatric intensive care unit

  • Step-down units (various units available)

  • Surgical trauma intensive care unit 

  • Vascular intensive care unit  

Learn More Information

To receive more information about Tampa General Hospital’s acclaimed critical care rotation program, email Talent Acquisition at or call 1-800-288-5444.  You may also apply online at


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