Nurse Residency Program provides new graduates with solid foundation

Have you recently graduated or are about to graduate with a nursing degree? Are you interested in joining the Greenville Health System (Prisma Health) team? If you answered yes to both of these questions, the Prisma Health Nurse Residency Program may be for you.

The Prisma Health Nurse Residency Program is a structured orientation program for newly hired nurses with less than one year of full-time nursing experience. It was created to help newly hired team members transition from an academic setting to patient care.

The program is a full-time, paid nursing position. To apply, you need to have successfully completed your nursing program and be preparing to take the NCLEX exam. Applications are posted six to eight months before cohorts start, and interviews begin six months before cohorts start. Click here to view the latest schedule.

After completing the interview process and being hired, you will be placed into one of six cohorts based on your position:

  • Children’s Services—A combination of high-quality classes, neonatal and pediatric core curriculum modules, simulation and hands-on training.
  • Critical Care—Provides broad exposure to critical care subspecialties through American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) curriculum modules, simulation and hands-on experience.
  • Emergency Department—Features Emergency Nursing Association (ENA) curriculum modules, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and hands-on training.
  • Comprehensive Acute Care—Utilizes experts, core curriculum classes, simulation and hands-on clinical experience to support acute and specialty nursing care to a variety of units across Prisma Health’ eight campuses.
  • Perioperative Services—Transitions new graduates into perioperative professionals through classes, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) core curriculum modules, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and hands-on learning.
  • Women’s Services—Exposes newly hired nurses to various specialties of women’s services through instructor-led curriculum modules, simulation and hands-on learning.

This process builds confidence and success through peer support. You will work with a team of clinical experts and other new graduate nurses to hone your skills as you gradually build from straightforward to complex patient-care scenarios in simulations and on the unit. The program also includes sessions designed to grow your communication skills.

Are you ready to become a competent, professional nurse able to face the challenges of an ever-changing health care environment? Click here for more information and to apply.

By Haley Bush, RN, MSN, NP-C, and Kristi Farmer, BSN, RN. Bush is director of Nursing Workforce Development at Prisma Health and Farmer is Nurse Residency manager at Prisma Health.

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