Jul 16, 2024

2024 RN Residency Program

  • Grady Health System
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

New Graduate Nurse Residency - Grady Health System

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. 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 one-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:
    • Acute Care/Med/Surg
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency Services
    • Oncology
    • Perinatal
  • 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
  • Georgia licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Graduated from nursing school within the past year with less than one year employment as a Registered Nurse.
  • Must meet all application requirements as stated by Grady Healthcare
  • For Critical Care or Emergency Department positions, must have had extended clinical experiences in these areas, such as externships, senior practicums, or have taken specific courses as part of your nursing curriculum for these specialty areas. 



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

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