RN Residency Program - 2022 Cohort I

21003183 Requisition #


New Graduate Nurse Residency - Grady Health System

Deadline to apply: October 4, 2021 (Must be scheduled to graduate by December 2021)


Next Nurse Residency Class is scheduled to start in February 2022 !


Grady Health System Nurse Residency program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and “real-life” professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art care.


The Grady RN Residency program is partnered with what was the University Heath Consortium (UHC), and is now Vizient in the design and delivery of curriculum and methodologies according to the standards and guidelines applicable to Vizient Residency Programs and AACN.


The Grady RN Residency Program is required for all novice nurses and advanced beginners. This program is one year in length. (2 year commitment required.) Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have demonstrated that one year of participating in a RN residency program affords the novice nurse transition as an insider with the skills and knowledge needed to provide quality safe care.


Nurse Residency Program Information:
  • A two-year, curriculum based residency program which supports evidence based practice and is designed to complement hospital and nursing orientations and specialty training to a specific unit in the acute care/critical care areas
  • Potential residency openings in: (Please note that all departments may not be available for every cohort, position availability is based upon each department’s need.)


  • Acute Care/Medical Surgical
  • Behavioral Health/Psychiatric
  • Critical Care/ICU (*See note below)
  • Emergency (*See note below)
  • Operating Room (Periop 101)
  • Women's Health/Perinatal Services
  • Neurology ICU/Stepdown 


  • An extended orientation period to your unit with a trained, experienced nurse preceptor
  • A dedicated Advanced Clinical Nurse, as the Residency Program Coordinator, to serve as a support and resource
  • Interactive monthly classes that will assist you in the application of the knowledge you have gained through your coursework to real patient situations
  • Guidance and support in completing an evidence-based practice group project in the clinical setting
  • Access to professional development opportunities and resources


  • Must have ADN, BSN or MSN degree from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States as a Registered Nurse for the entire duration of the RN Residency Program (2) years.
  • Georgia licensure, as a Registered Nurse, prior to the program start date
  • Must be a graduate from nursing school, within the past year, with less than one year employment as a Registered Nurse, by the program start date.
  • Must meet all application requirements as stated by Grady Healthcare
  • Signed agreement through Grady Health System for a two-year, full time commitment.
  • * For Critical Care/ER positions: Previous clinical experiences in these areas, such as work; externship; clinical rotations; senior practicum; volunteer experience; or have taken specific courses as part of your nursing curriculum, for these specialty areas, strongly preferred. (Please attach a copy of your resume and unofficial or official transcript.)

 Additional Qualifications: 

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card required.
  • Successfully have taken and passed NCLEX and received your GA Nursing License prior to the program start date.

Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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