Nurse Residency Program

Providing a Solid Foundation

Prisma Health-Upstate is committed to providing new graduate nurses with a solid foundation to launch their nursing career.

Our residency program combines foundational and specialty specific clinical core curriculum, quality classes, simulation, one-on-one skills validation, hands-on application with clinical mentors and professional development.

Prisma Health-Upstate offers six residency programs each with numerous cohorts starting throughout the year. The Nurse Residency Program supports Prisma Health-Upstate’s eight campuses and is a system-wide new graduate program. Application deadlines and start dates vary.

Due to the competitive nature of this program, applicants will be considered for interview on a first-come, first-served basis after completion of the application process.

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Our nurse residency programs include:

Critical Care Academy
This program provides a broad exposure to the varied critical care sub-specialties available at Prisma Health-Upstate. The Critical Care Academy prepares new graduates through instructor-led critical care systems based on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) curriculum modules, simulation and hands-on clinical experience with mentors trained in these specialty areas. Participation in professional development courses and peer support groups helps to cultivate competent professional nurses who are ready for the challenge of critical care.
Click here to apply for July 2019 Critical Care Residency
Click here to apply for October 2019 Critical Care 
Residency

Learn more about our Critical Care Academy.


Emergency Department Academy 
This program serves to transition new graduate nurses from students to competent professional nurses in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. New graduates will evolve into quality emergency nursing professionals through a combination of quality classes, the Emergency Nursing Association (ENA) Emergency Nursing Orientation curriculum, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and hands-on application with expert clinical mentors and educators.
Click here to apply for July 2019 Emergency Department Residency
Click here to apply for October 2019 Emergency Department Residency

Emergency Department Academy is available at the following locations:


Comprehensive Acute Care Academy
This academy encompasses acute care and specialty nursing care to a variety of units across Prisma Health-Upstate’s eight campuses.  The Comprehensive Acute Care Academy serves to transition new graduate nurses from an academic setting to competent, professional nurses in specialized nursing care. This academy is more than a traditional orientation program. Clinical content and experience is diverse and includes the areas of oncology, orthopaedics, cardiac and surgical services. Educators and clinical experts teach and mentor new graduate nurses through core curriculum classes, simulation and hands-on learning experiences. Along with professional development and a supportive group-setting, graduates of this academy will emerge as confident and well-rounded in their specialty.
Click here to apply for May 2019 Comprehensive Acute Care Residency
Click here to apply for July 2019 Comprehensive Acute Care Residency
Click here to apply for September 2019 Comprehensive Acute Care Residency
Click here to apply for November 2019 Comprehensive Acute Care Residency

Comprehensive Acute Care Academy is available at the following locations:


Perioperative Services Academy
This academy serves to transition new graduate nurses from students to competent professional nurses in the specialty of Perioperative Nursing. New graduates will evolve into quality perioperative nursing professionals through a combination of quality classes, the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) core curriculum, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and hands-on application with expert clinical mentors, educators and professional development guides. Perioperative nursing provides a diversity of cases and the opportunity to work as a team member while keeping focus on one patient at a time. Graduates of this academy will be well-rounded nurses equipped to handle the complexities of working in the operating room while providing care at the highest standard.
Click here to apply for July 2019 Perioperative Services Residency
Click here to apply for October 2019 Perioperative Services Residency

Perioperative Services Academy is available at the following locations:


Women’s Services Academy
This program provides comprehensive exposure to the various specialties of women’s services at Prisma Health-Upstate. Women’s Services Academy prepares new graduate nurses in the spectrum of perinatal care and the sub-specialties of women’s services, including mom/baby, through instructor-led curriculum, simulation skills and hands-on clinical experiences with experts who are trained in this specialty area. Along with professional development and peer support, graduates of this academy will emerge as competent, confident and well-rounded in their specialty.
Click here to apply for July 2019 Women’s Services Residency

Women’s Services Academy is available at the following locations:


Children’s Services Academy
This program serves to promote the transition of new graduate nurses from students to competent, professional nurses in the specialty of children’s services or pediatric nursing. New graduates will evolve into competent nursing professionals in the specialized care of children whose age ranges from neonate to young adult. Children’s services academy utilizes a combination of quality classes, neonatal and pediatric core curriculum, simulation, and hands-on application with clinical experts  and educators to facilitate clinical and professional development.
Click here to apply for July 2019 Children’s Services Residency

Children’s Services Academy is available at the following locations:

Applying for Residency

Applying for a spot in our Residency program is easy. Simply follow these instructions to submit your pre-interview documentation and application today.

  • Visit Prisma Health Careers
  • Select Nursing Careers
  • Enter Resident or Residency in the keyword field
  • Select the Nurse Resident position for each Cohort-specific Residency Program
  • Choose and complete the applicable residency application on-line
  • Please upload a current resume with your application

**Your application for the Nurse Residency program WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE without the pre-interview documentation AND a completed online application via the careers page link for your requested cohort WITH resume attached.**

To be considered:

  • You must be a registered nurse with a current South Carolina licensure prior to starting the residency
  • You must have an Associate or Bachelor of Science in nursing, GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred

If selected for this opportunity, you must commit to and sign a contract for two years post-residency completion of full-time employment in a nursing department of your academy.

What are the benefits of being in an academy at Prisma Health?
Prisma Health welcomes new graduate registered nurses. Our goal is to make your transition period successful and smooth as you grow in your role from student nurse into a capable registered nurse. Our academies will provide support and education from expert educators in the field to help you increase your knowledge, confidence and critical-thinking skills. In addition to the clinical experience you will gain, you will have the opportunity to network with other new graduates.

Who leads the academies?
Each academy is lead by nursing educators with a vast range of experience and expertise in your chosen specialty. All of our nurse educators who serve in our academies have a love and a desire to teach. Along with mentoring new graduate nurses, our educators are integrally involved in all aspects of the academy experience.

Need assistance?
Please contact Prisma Health-Upstate Talent and Acquisition at RN_Recruiting@ghs.org with questions regarding the application process.

For additional information about the program, contact Nurse Residency Manager, Kristi Farmer, BSN, RN, or Director of Nursing Workforce Development, Haley S. Bush, RN, MSN, NP-C.