Prisma Health Emergency Department Academy

Gain technical and critical thinking skills

Our Emergency Department Academy helps the new graduate nurse develop the necessary technical and critical thinking skills needed to care for patients in the fast-paced, high acuity emergency department while maintaining our vision to transform health care by our commitment to nursing excellence through leadership, knowledge, caring and innovation.

How the Academy Works

This program transitions new graduate nurses from students to competent, professional nurses in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. New graduate nurses will evolve into quality emergency nursing professionals through a combination of Emergency Nursing Association (ENA) Emergency Nursing Orientation curriculum, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and bedside care with experienced clinical mentors and educators. The ED nurse resident will work one-on-one with expert emergency nurses in Greenville Health System emergency departments to gain a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. Nurse residents will complete the program with a solid foundation to care for the wide variety of patients typically seen in an emergency department.

Classroom topics will include quality measures, basic dysrhythmias and professional development. Residents also will attend the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes. Peer support and professional development classes that are designed to enrich the nurse are included in the classroom experience.

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 Emergency Department 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.