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Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS)is a non-profit community health system on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega - with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGHS also encompasses Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, a multi-specialty group with more than 65 locations, and The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a cardiology practice with more than 15 locations.
RN Residency Program for Gainesville, Braselton & Barrow
Start dates of July 6th, July 19th, and August 2nd.
The RN Residency Program is a structured comprehensive 12-month Program for licensed registered nurses with less than 12 months of experience as an RN.
The Program supports the RN Resident's transition into the clinical setting through didactic classroom learning, simulation, clinical orientation with a dedicated preceptor and mentorship.
The Program complements the organization's orientation and unit-based orientation.
In order to be considered for the RN Residency Program, applicants must submit all documents listed below:
Eligibility Criteria for Program Applicants:
- Cover Letter
- Transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
- Clinical Evaluation Tool (to be completed by a clinical instructor) https://www.nghscareers.com/wp-content/uploads/Clinical-Eval-for-2019-Fall-Cohort-RN-Residency-Program.pdf
NGMC Barrow is located in Winder. Residents hired at Barrow do not rotate to other campuses. Tracks available include:
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing (BSN preferred)
- 3.0 or higher overall GPA
- A current unencumbered Georgia license as an RN prior to the start of general orientation
- Valid Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association
- Less than one year of experience as an RN
Gainesville & Braselton CampusIn order to allow graduate nurses, the opportunity to focus on the areas of care that most closely match their interests and career goals, our RN Residency Program offers clinical specialty track options in the following areas:Medical Inpatient Rehab Surgical Intermediate Care Critical Care Cardiology ObservationEmergency Women & Children's Behavioral Health
- General Medical/Surgical Unit
- Emergency Department
- Intermediate Care
RN residents are hired into a specific clinical track in the Nurse Residency, not into a position on a nursing unit. During the hiring process, each applicant identifies their preferred clinical track. A "track" is a group of units with similar patient populations, clinical care requirements, and clinical skills. During the first 10 weeks of the program, the residents rotate through the nursing units within their track. The resident is afforded the opportunity to experience the patient population and care needs of each unit become familiar with each unit culture. At the end of the clinical rotations, the resident is matched to a permanent nursing unit within their track based on the resident's preferences and the availability of positions on specific units.
All tracks may not be offered in each cohort. Several tracks have clinical rotations between the Braselton and Gainesville campuses, and the resident may match to a permanent position on either campus.
A clinical nurse preceptor from each patient care unit will be paired with the RN resident to manage the clinical aspects of their orientation period as well as engage the RN residents into the social atmosphere of each nursing unit.
Our RN residents are also paired with a mentor throughout their year-long residency program. The mentor will serve as a personal guide and will help assimilate the RN resident into NGHS culture. Through monthly meetings with each RN resident, the mentor will closely monitor the progress of orientation and offer guidance and support as needed.
In addition to the support provided by the mentor and clinical nurse preceptors, one of the most important components of the RN Residency Program is the workshop series. RN Residents will attend residency seminars that support the development of complex skills such as EKG awareness, prioritization, and nurse-to-physician communication. The workshops also provide an opportunity to practice technical skills and develop critical thinking through the use of high fidelity patient simulations.
Thank you for your interest in the RN Residency Program at NGHS!
Please email RN Residency Recruiter, Heather Brothers, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Since first opening its doors in Gainesville in 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has added hospital campuses in Braselton, Barrow and Dahlonega - and become Georgia's most awarded hospital. Some recognitions include being named to these lists:
America's 50 Best Hospitals- Healthgrades
100 Top Hospitals- Truven Health Analytics
100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs- Beckers Hospital Review
America's Top Quality Providers- Carechex
Atlanta's Top 150 Workplaces- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Healthcare's Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems- Hospitals & Health Networks magazine
NGMC has also been recognized in recent years as Georgia's #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women's care and more.
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