WellStar Health Systems Registered Nurse (RN) - New Graduate Nurse Residency - ED in atlanta, Georgia


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WellStar Health System is hiring New Grad Registered Nurses (RN) into our New Graduate Residency Program for the Emergency Department (ED) . New Graduates with extensive clinical exposure hours (120 hrs) in the ED are strongly preferred.

The Emergency Department (ED) RN Clinical Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders and is supported through the WellStar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the WellStar Professional Practice Model, 5-Star Nursing and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.

It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.

This posting is for future and current hiring opportunities.


Required Minimum Education :

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification :

  • Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia

  • Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.

  • National certification in area of specialty preferred.

Required Minimum Experience and Skills:

Experience with direct patient care preferred. Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required; Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills/

Residency Program Overview - The first week with WellStar will be spent in General and Patient Care Orientation, and EPIC (documentation) training. Beginning the second week, Residents attend Core Sessions that are classes for all new nurses at WellStar regardless of your specialty area.

The next step is unit orientation with a primary nurse and support of a clinical faculty member and the beginning of Specialty Sessions. These are clinically oriented classes that utilize didactic instruction and time in the WellStar Advanced Simulation Center-these classes are fun, hands-on and interactive.

The final phase of the 12-month New Graduate Registered Nurse Residency Program is the Professional Enrichment classes. All New Graduate RNs come to us with career goals in mind. WellStar is committed to helping each individual nurse achieve her goals. In these sessions, you will be able to explore different career paths-leadership, education, research, clinical advancement, etc.

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Department Emergency Department

Facility WellStar Shared Services

Category Nursing: Direct Care

City Atlanta

Shift Various

State Georgia