Program begins February 2019
The RN Residency Program at Piedmont Healthcare is for new graduate nurses. The program is designed to help the Nurse Resident attain more clinical experience, knowledge of pathophysiology, and critical thinking skills to facilitate transition into professional nursing practice.
- Depending on departmental placement, consists of 9-16 weeks of education, support, hands-on experience with equipment and mentoring.
- Provides clinical training and instruction while allowing you to work on a nursing unit.
- Clinical training may consist of day, night and weekend shifts.
- Offers one-on-one clinical education provided in each patient care area that is formally structured using pathways and specific timelines.
During the program, the Resident will receive a staff nurse salary with full-time benefits.
RESPONSIBLE FOR: The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Leadership Skills, Effective Communication Skills, Initiative, Independent Judgment, Ability to handle stressful environments
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of a nursing program
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
New Graduates of a nursing program eligible
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse
BLS certification required.
Bachelor's degree preferred
Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable