Jun 01, 2023

RN Residency Program

  • Grady Health System
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

The new graduate Nurse Residency Program is designed to support the new graduate hired at Grady Health System to transition from graduate or advanced beginner to competent professional in a culturally responsive environment.

Grady’s Nurse Residency Program is held two times a year. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply early, as positions are limited. We host 2 cohorts each year in summer (July/August) and winter (February/March). Applications and interviews are held 3-4 months ahead of each cohort. Please check our career website or this page for the most up-to-date information.

This formal, structured, new graduate program is part of the Vizient /American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program. The program content is built on an evidence-based curriculum and is highly interactive and supportive. Grady Nurse leaders mentor and guide the new graduate in mastering the challenges of changes in the healthcare delivery system, advances in treatment and technologies, and increasing patient acuity.

Grady’s Nurse Residency Program builds upon previous undergraduate nursing education and clinical competencies. The program consists of a series of in and out of the classroom learning and work experiences designed to assist the new graduate nurse in the transition to their first professional role and become leaders at the patient’s bedside. The core curriculum topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Patient Outcomes
  • Professional Role and Development
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking


  • Graduate of an Accredited Nursing School (BSN Preferred)
  • Unrestricted Georgia RN Licensed at time of employment start date
  • Registered Nurse with less than one year of experience at employment start date
  • Foreign nurses newly licensed in the United States


  • 24-month contractual Nurse Residency Program Service Agreement
  • Fulfill all requirements of the Nurse Residency Program
  • Ability  to work rigid orientation schedule