Registered Nurse (RN) Residency Program , Fall 2021 Cohort

Emory Healthcare Inc.
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location
EHI Human Resources
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Nurse Residency
Standard Hours
36 Hours


Join Emory Healthcare Fall 2021 RN Residency Program!

Program begins September 2021


Applications will be accepted for the RN New Grad Residency Program from March 4, 2021 through September 3, 2021



New Graduate RN Residency Program-Accepting Associate Degrees

The 12-month transition-to-practice program utilizes the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program.  We offer a series of learning and work experiences designed to assist you as you transition into your first professional role as an RN.  The program is designed for newly licensed registered nurse with no prior experience as an RN.

How it works:

Residents participate in the residency program while concurrently completing their unit/department orientation. They attend a four-hour learning session each month and complete and evidence-based practice project by the end of the 12 month residency program. Residents are paid to attend the Nurse Residency Program sessions and attendance is required.

Program goals:

  • Support the transition from advanced beginner to competent RN
  • Develop effective clinical decision-making
  • Provide clinical leadership at the point of care
  • Formulate an individual professional development plan
  • Incorporate evidence from research into practice
  • Strengthen commitment to the nursing profession

The curriculum focuses on: 

  • Critical thinking
  • Patient safety
  • Leadership abilities
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Professional career development
  • Communication skills

Successful completion:

  • Meets attendance requirements
  • Completes an evidence- based practice project
  • Completes all evaluations and survey instruments within the time frame
  • Attending the Nurse Residency completion ceremony at the end of the program

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits! Please see our website for details.




JOB DESCRIPTION: Is a novice to the nursing profession and is a participant in the Nursing Residency Program (NRP). Learns to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to a variety of patient care situations. Draws on learned facts and rules to organize care and guide practice. With experience, is able to use the Synergy Model for Patient Care to recognize the uniqueness of each patient situation and modify care to meet patient/family needs. Demonstrates basic assessment skills. Begins to recognize the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. Recognizes own performance limitations and seeks assistance when necessary. Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, and chart) with assistance when necessary. Evaluates patient's response to planned care. Begins to identify patient and family learning needs and utilizes resources to meet those needs. Verbalizes awareness of AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care. Begins to develop time management skills. Able to access and locate policies and procedures on line. Able to locate and access supporting sources of evidence-based research reference(s) cited with each policy and procedure on line. Begins to develop delegation skills based on the synergy model of care. Develops listening skills. Identifies barriers to communication and seeks assistance in facilitating communication. Ensures utilization of appropriate supplies to deliver patient care. Charges for supplies appropriately. Functions as Charge Nurse only when assigned due to extenuating circumstances. Demonstrates care and concern for patients and families. Acts promptly to help patients and families in routine situations. Respects and maintains confidential information. Identifies own learning needs and seeks resources to meet those needs. Annual fit testing. Annual health assessment completed in month of hire. Completes annual regulatory/safety/compliance tests on-line. Successfully completes residency program and successfully completes orientation and is able to care for assigned patients independent of preceptor. Completes and turns in Orientation Skills Checklist. Attends 75% of dept-based meetings (defined by dept leadership). Meets attendance requirements. Achieves required points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain role.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: External candidates must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Graduate or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing . Must have a valid, active unencumbered Registered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board and no previous experience as a registered nurse. Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) required. ACLS may be required in designated departments.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


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