Nurse Residency Program at Emory Healthcare

Your first step into professional nursing can set the direction for the rest of your career. Be sure to make it at a healthcare provider that is recognized nationwide as a pioneering leader in our field. Emory Healthcare's Nurse Residency program offers exceptional opportunities to learn, grow, and advance alongside some of the industry’s most respected professionals. As an academically minded organization, Emory Healthcare is committed to developing and training caregivers of the future. We are proud to offer a one-year residency program that bridges the gap between the classroom and real-life nursing practice.

Where Your Hard Work Pays Off

Emory Healthcare is proud to offer the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program to empower newly licensed nurses to successfully transition into clinical practice.

Our year-long residency program offers exceptional opportunities to learn, grown and advance your career alongside some of the industry’s most respected professionals, bridging the gap between the classroom and real-life nursing practice. Here, we recognize, celebrate and honor the hard work and commitment you've made to your education, and we're dedicated to supporting you as you transition into a leader in the field.

The Emory Nurse Residency Program is open to newly licensed registered nurses with no previous experience as a registered nurse. We offer exciting RN residencies at 9 different hospitals, and numerous ambulatory care sites, with a wide range of specialties available.

Why Choose the Nurse Residency Program at Emory?

Emory Healthcare is a nationally recognized pioneer and leader in healthcare. Our physicians, providers, nurses and staff collaborate, innovate and problem-solve every day to help our patients feel healthy and well.

As an academic institution, we push the boundaries of medicine and imagine new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases that affect not only our patients, but individuals around the world.

We know this commitment to our patients calls for a commitment to our caregivers. That's why we're dedicated to supporting you at every step of your career.

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An Accredited Program to Guide Your Career

The employee-based nurse residency program at Emory Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our twelve-month curriculum has been designed to help you:

  • Transition from advanced beginner to competent professional nurse in the clinical environment
  • Develop effective clinical decision-making skills and clinical judgment
  • Demonstrate clinical nursing leadership skills at the point of care
  • Identify career goals and develop a professional development plan to help you reach those goals
  • Develop the skills to incorporate research-based evidence into practice

Nurses participate in monthly four-hour learning sessions that focus on:

  • Leadership
  • Professional role
  • Quality and patient safety

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Set the Direction for the Rest of Your Career

A nurse residency program prepares you to become a leader and exposes you to a wide-range of specialties, locations and leaders to help you discover the direction, and passion, that's right for your nursing career.

As one of the largest health care system in Georgia and the only health network in the state that brings together a full range of hospitals, clinics and local practices, Emory Healthcare is committed to providing patients and families with better, more collaborative care for all their medical needs. Three of our hospitals are Magnet-designated and we're home to the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in Georgia.

Choose From One of our 10 Hospital Locations

Atlanta's longest-serving hospital, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is a 410 bed, acute-care facility recognized as one of top specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast. It is one of only three hospitals in the world and the only community hospital to achieve its sixth consecutive Magnet designation. In 2016 there were 14,484 inpatient visits, and 33,745 emergency room visits. ESJH is rated number 2 in Georgia and number 2 in Atlanta by U.S. News and World Report Hospital. The hospital is located in the Perimeter area of Atlanta.

Specialty areas at Emory Saint Joesph's Hospital include: 

  • Cardiac Step Down
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Coronary Care ICU
  • Emergency
  • Gastroenterology
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Medical/Surgical ICU
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Perioperative
  • Vascular/Neurology/Stroke
  • Urology/Renal Dialysis

Emory University Hospital is a Magnet-recognized, academic medical center that specializes in the care of the acutely ill adult, with 733 inpatient beds, 93 ICU beds, and a Serious Communicable Diseases Unit where the first Ebola patients in the United States were treated. In 2016 Emory University Hospital saw 26,564 Emergency Room visits, 44.918 inpatient visits, and 166,748 outpatient visits. Emory University Hospital is nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties, and is also ranked by US News & World Report as the number one hospital in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. The hospital is located on the Emory University campus in northeast Decatur area.

Specialty areas include:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Perioperative
  • Urology/GYN
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Transplantation
  • Orthopedics & Spine
  • Vascular

Emory University Hospital Midtown is a 531 bed, tertiary care, teaching facility located in the heart of midtown Atlanta. In 2016, EUHM had nearly 23,000 inpatient visits and more than 190,000 outpatient visits. EUHM has 86 ICU beds and offers more than 28 specialty services, with a high case-mix, and has achieved national recognition for cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, neurosciences, and emergency medicine programs.

Specialty areas include:

  • Cardiac
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • GI Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Perioperative
  • Urology
  • Women's Health

Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital offers in-patient orthopaedic and spine surgical procedures and is the only university-affiliated facility of its kind in the state of Georgia, and is a Magnet-designated hospital. Staffed by full-time Emory physicians, nurses and administrators, the Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital offers refined diagnostic and advanced surgical treatment procedures for athletes, active adults, senior citizens and weekend warriors.

The hospital is located just 20 minutes outside of Atlanta at the intersection of I-285 and Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker, Georgia.

Surgical areas include:

  • Corrective Joint and Bone Repair
  • Hands and Wrists Surgical Procedures
  • Herniated Discs and Bone Spurs
  • Hip Care and Surgery
  • Knee Care and Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Perioperative
  • Spine and Back Care and Surgery

Emory Rehabilitation Hospital is a 56-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located on the Emory Campus. Patient centered care is the centerpiece of the nursing mission at ERH. The average length of stay is 17 days, allowing time to get to know your patients and be part of their journey of rehabilitation of both their body and spirit.

Rehabilitative nursing is an excellent venue to launch your career to sharpen your assessment skills in multivariate patient population, experience an authentic team approach with therapy and physician colleagues and enjoy a small hospital setting with a large academic medical center where your voice and ideas will be heard.

Rehabilitation programs include:

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardiology
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Transplant

Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a world-class, academic medical center located in John's Creek, GA. The 110-bed, all private room hospital opened in February of 2007, and is currently expanding. Our physicians, nurses, and staff consider it an honor and a privilege to care for you, our neighbors, friends and family members. We consider ourselves more than a hospital, we consider ourselves vital members of our community.

  • Emergency
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Women's Health
  • Perioperative

Our goal is to be a true health and wellness partner to the members of our community. Our physicians and staff are committed to walking with each patient throughout their healthcare journey. We offer a wide range of specialties and services, including cancer care, heartburn solutions, maternity services, orthopedics, and weight loss surgery.

  • Cardiology/Telemetry
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics/Joint Solutions
  • Women's and Infants Services
  • Perioperative
  • Stroke

Emory Hillandale Hospital in Lithonia is easily accessible and offers a wide range of treatments and services, including radiology, surgery, emergency care, and infusion services. We have a broad array of physicians and specialists on staff with expertise in areas such as cardiology, endocrinology, hematology, orthopedics and many more.

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Perioperative
  • Telemetry

Emory's Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) facility is a specialty-care hospital designed for patients with serious medical problems that require intense, specialized care and rehabilitation for an extended period of time. For high acuity patients our facility has an Intermediate Care/Step-down unit. Our goal is to be a true partner to our patients and their families during their healthcare journey by providing high-quality care and on-going support. Emory LTAC has Joint Commission Gold Seal Disease Specific certifications in:

  • Respiratory Failure
  • Wound Care
  • Acquired Brain Injury

Emory Healthcare's Ambulatory Services consists of 70+ specialties with more than 140 practice locations across Georgia. We had more than 4 million patient encounters in 2018. Additionally, employees provided virtual patient care through 3.3 million calls and messages. Moreover, in 2018, Ambulatory Services was ranked 2nd in the nation by the UHC Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Leadership Award, which is given to academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality, patient-centered, efficient and effective outpatient care. As Ambulatory Services becomes the future of healthcare, we are looking to increase the departments that hire new graduates. The areas below are currently available:

  • Orthopedics and Spine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Winship Infusion Center
  • Women's Reproductive Center (IVF)

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Take the First Step

Begin your journey to become a leader in your field. Apply for the Emory Healthcare Nurse Residency Program.

Nurse Residency Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Have no prior experience as a registered nurse
  • Complete online application
  • Have American Heart Association BLS certification
  • Pass the NCLEX-RN exam two weeks prior to start date
  • Be tobacco-free

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