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Opportunities for New RN Grads

Nursing Academy Sim Lab

Get the support and guidance you need to succeed in your first job as a registered nurse when you choose to work at Cone Health. You’ll benefit from structured curriculum, hands-on learning experiences, and accessible mentors as you make the transition from student to professional. See why our new nurse retention rate of 92 percent is significantly higher than the national average.

Cone Health New Graduate RN Academy

Develop new clinical knowledge, boost your critical-thinking skills, and gain confidence at Cone Health’s New Graduate RN Academy. Achieve clinical competency in your chosen specialty as you learn from clinicians in the classroom and at the bedside.

Experienced Nurse Educators

Work closely with nurse educators who have a genuine passion for training new nurses. You can feel confident that you’ll get the information and support you need to do your job well because our nurse educators hold master’s degrees and have experience in the specialty that they teach.

Choose Your Nursing Specialty

Explore your Academy options:

If you’re interested in pediatric nursing, call our talent acquisition specialists at 866-266-3767 to learn about the availability of our limited positions in this area.

Employment Agreement

If selected for the Academy, you’ll be asked to sign a two-year employment contract with Cone Health before enrolling in the program.

Operating Room Residency

If you’re interested in joining the operating room (OR) team, check out our residency program for perioperative nursing. The program is open to new RNs without experience in the OR.

New Graduate Mentor Program

Find understanding, inspiration and empowerment from a Mentor Leader—an experienced nurse who’s not your direct supervisor. Every other month during your first year as a registered nurse at Cone Health, you and a small group of your peers will gather with your Mentor Leader for lunch, discussion and a fun team-building activity. You’ll also work together on a community project.

Apply to the Academy

To apply for Cone Health’s New Graduate Nurse Academy, follow these steps:

**All Internal candidates must submit a manager reference in addition to the three clinical references.  Have them use the internal reference form [Word doc] and then email them to Nursing Recruitment.

Check back for application acceptance dates for our next Academy sessions.