RN Residency Program
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Two times a year. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply early, as positions are limited. We host 2 cohorts each year in summer (July/August) and winter (February/March). Applications and interviews are held 3-4 months ahead of each cohort. Please check our career website or this page for the most up-to-date information.
Program participants are asked to commit to working at Grady for 24 months
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All registered nurses with an associate degree or higher and less than 12 months of practice experience as a registered nurse who are hired to a scheduled FTE position are hired as a Nurse Resident.
The typical orientation focuses on technical skills and department and hospital policies and procedures and varies in length from six weeks to 12 weeks or more.
The focus of the residency program is broader and includes the traditional orientation period plus a focus on transition from the nursing student role to the professional nurse role.
The goal is to provide more support over a longer period of time to facilitate the successful transition for new graduates from advanced beginners to competent practitioners. The program includes professional development and opportunities to meet with leaders throughout the organization
The Nurse Residency Program incorporates the existing hospital orientation and department orientation but adds content and activities that facilitate the acquisition of skills needed for the role of the professional nurse in addition to the technical and clinical skills, which is the focus of the existing orientation.
The residency program is spread over the first 12 months of employment to ensure stronger support for transition from the new student role to the practice role.
During the orientation period you will be expected to work 40 hours a week. The first 6 weeks will be Monday-Friday at 8 hours, daily.
After the initial orientation and Nurse Residency Program schedule, you will work as much as possible the same schedule as your preceptor and attend weekly and monthly Nurse Resident requirements for a total of no more than 40 hours weekly.
Once orientation to the department is complete, you will move into the regularly scheduled pattern of shifts for your position while fulfilling the residency program requirements.
Contact the Georgia Board of Nursing at (478) 207-2440.