Feb 19, 2024

Nurse Residency Program, May 2024 New Grad RNs

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Children’s is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. No matter the role, every member of our team is an essential part of our mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. We’re committed to putting you first, and that commitment is at the heart of our company culture: People first. Children always. Find your next career opportunity and make a difference doing what you love at Children’s.

Job Description

Performs nursing process while providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. Functions as member of interdisciplinary healthcare team.

By completing this application, your information will be evaluated by a nurse recruiter and considered for new graduate nurse opportunities across the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta healthcare system (Scottish Rite, Hughes Spalding and Egleston Hospitals).

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is recruiting talented people like YOU who will put our patients first and help make a difference in their lives. Whether delivering world-class care or finding time to brighten a child’s day, it’s our employees that make Children’s such a special place for thousands of pediatric patients each year.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, every role at Children’s is an important one. We all work together to provide the best possible care to the kids we serve. We also take care of each other. Children’s offers a variety of resources and programs to support employees professionally and personally, which is one of the many reasons Fortune magazine has recognized us as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Through the Nurse Residency Program, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is investing in the future of healthcare, the profession of nursing and in you. We’re giving you a strong foundation to build your career as we help you develop from an advanced beginner into a competent, professional nurse.

Here is some information regarding our Nurse Residency program:

Nurse Residency Start Date

  • June / July / August 2024

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Completion of an accredited nursing program
  • You are graduating in May of 2024 from an accredited nursing program (baccalaureate of nursing (BSN) strongly preferred)
  • Graduate Nurse with no previous or current RN experience
  • Active Georgia RN license or Multi-State RN license through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Active American Heart Association CPR/BLS – Healthcare Provider card

Specialty areas hiring:

  • Inpatient Hematology/Oncology
  • Emergency Department
  • General Patient Care or Med/Surg
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Cardiac Acute Care Unit
  • Transplant Stepdown Unit
  • Critical Care (Cardiac ICU, Neonatal ICUs, Pediatric ICUs, Technology-Dependent ICUs)

Interview Process

  • Complete digital video screening questions
  • Phone screen with a Nurse Recruiter
  • Face-to-face interview(s)/shadow with specific unit

*Please note: Due to the volume of applications and limited spots available, we will be unable to contact all applicants*


  • No minimum experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • N/A


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Preferred)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

Certification Summary

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • No minimally required knowledge, skills, or abilities

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the basic delivery of patient care as assigned by licensed professional personnel using age and developmentally appropriate interventions according to departmental standards of care.
  • Reinforces the education process as related to the delivery of healthcare.
  • Communicates information related to job activities, needs, and responsibilities for assigned shift to appropriate personnel.
  • Initiates and participates in continuous monitoring and improvement of the quality of care and services provided.
  • Accepts responsibility for own growth, development, and professional conduct.

Practice (Caring for the Patient)

  • Performs nursing process across the continuum to deliver age and developmentally appropriate patient-family-centered care.
  • Integrates values and language preferences into healthcare delivery through a culturally sensitive process.
  • Utilizes clinical decision support tools and resources to recognize issues, prioritize care, and modify plan of care as needed.
  • Utilizes appropriate documentation tools to record, measure, and retrieve healthcare data.
  • Provides patient and family education appropriate for identified learning needs.
  • Utilizes resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and financially responsible.

Development (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)

  • Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
  • Incorporates new knowledge into nursing practice to support desired outcomes.
  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
  • Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
  • Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance.

Engagement (Engaging and Leading Professionally)

  • Provides oversight for nursing care given by unlicensed personnel while retaining accountability for patient care quality.
  • Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
  • Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
  • Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
  • Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
  • Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.
  • Demonstrates support of shared leadership through awareness of initiatives and providing input.
  • Facilitates timely admission, transfer, and discharge process for patient assignment, ensuring safe and efficient patient flow through collaboration with physicians, interprofessional team, hospital leadership, and staff.
  • Pulls transfers or admissions actively through proactive approach and removes or escalates barriers to appropriate leader.

Outcomes (Driving Excellent Results)

  • Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
  • Participates in monitoring activities within the work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
  • Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
  • Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcome and workflows.
  • Ensures equipment is in working order to provide safe patient care.
  • Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.

Professional Mandatory Requirements

  • Completes orientation and Initial Assessment of Competency successfully by determined due date.
  • Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
  • 75% attendance at staff meetings, if applicable.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic covered by applicable law.