Prisma Health Critical Care Academy

Thrive in a fast-paced environment

Our Critical Care academy encompasses the intensive care sub-specialty on all of our Greenville Health System campuses. Graduates of this academy will be prepared to thrive in the fast-paced critical care arenas, while embodying our vision to transform health care by our commitment to nursing excellence through leadership, knowledge, caring and innovation.

How the Academy Works

The Critical Care Residency Program integrates evidence based nursing knowledge and best practices for nursing care of the critically ill patient.  Academy nurses take part in a variety of experiences including instructor-led computer modules based on the American Academy of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) curriculum, simulations and hands-on clinical experiences. Nurse residents will alternate weeks between class, simulation and unit rotations. In addition, ongoing professional development classes and peer support groups help guide you through your first year of nursing.

Use of accredited critical care systems modules will instill the foundations of care for critically ill patients. The patient simulation lab will be the testing grounds for academy participants to develop clinical skills and critical thinking through use of case scenarios. Also, during phase one of the academy, nurses will have clinical orientation on their assigned unit of hire. Greenville Health System facilities offering final destination units include:

What happens at the end of the Academy?
At the time of acceptance into the Academy, nurses will be offered a final destination unit position from requesting leaders and peers who represent the resident’s areas of interest. Unit-specific orientation will occur during the residency in the unit of hire. Following completion of the academy curriculum, nurses will transition from the residency department to the unit of hire. Ongoing support continues through the second phase of the academy by way of quarterly workshops on professionalism and support gained through peer group interaction.

Are you ready to apply?
Prisma Health is now accepting applications for the February 2019 Critical Care Residency Program.

To apply for a position in our Nurse Residency Program for February 2019 cohort,  you will need to complete the application for the Nurse Resident position in the specialty area of your choice.  You will also need to complete the pre-interview application that includes your transcript and letters of recommendation-one clinical and one personal.

Click here to apply for February 2019 Critical Care Residency

Need assistance?
Please contact Prisma Health Talent and Acquisition at 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, or call (864) 455-8958.