New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Spring Cohort (System-wide)

Application Timeline

The application period for the spring cohort of the Emory Healthcare New Graduate Nurse Residency Program is now closed. For information about the next session or to speak to a recruiter, contact


As an academic medical center, Emory Healthcare is committed to the development and training of the caregivers of the future. We are proud to offer a one-year residency program for new nurse graduates that bridges the gap between the classroom and real-life nursing practice. Our residency nurses are challenged to put their learning into practice and emerge from the program as confident, skilled members of the care team. Our nurse residency program fosters the ideal environment to excel in the nursing profession:

Teamwork: Partner with like-minded professionals who are dedicated to advancing the nursing profession through delivering patient- and family-centered care in a collaborative environment.

New Grad Nurse Residents

Evidence-based practice: Put the latest research and care models into practice to deliver innovative, transformative care.

Innovation: Be challenged to improve quality and safety in the ever-changing climate of health care.

Breadth: Choose between several specialties as the starting point for your nursing career:

  • Medical/Surgical
  • Acute care subspecialties
  • Critical care
  • Emergency
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Perioperative
  • Rehabilitation
  • Women’s services (mother/baby, NICU, antepartum, OB/GYN, L&D)*

*Available at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Johns Creek Hospital only.

The Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Residency Program™ (NRP) is designed to support new nurses as they transition from student to clinician to leader. The program fosters development of both the clinical and leadership skills critical for new nurses to succeed as valuable contributors to the team.

The program is aimed at:

  • Transitioning participants from advanced beginner nurse to competent nurse
  • Fostering excellent decision-making skills
  • Providing clinical nursing leadership
  • Creating an individual development plan
  • Embedding research-based practice into care delivery

Our Vizient/AACN-developed nurse residency program is offered at our six hospitals: Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital (this program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education).

Please visit the FAQs page for details on the application process, requirements and work commitment policy.

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