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Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Nursing Academy

Gain a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing, the backbone of every hospital, at Cone Health’s Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing. You’ll advance your education and gain hands-on experience that prepares you to work in a wide range of departments and settings.

What You’ll Learn

Improve your assessment, technical, organizational and critical-thinking skills so you can provide safe, high-quality, supportive care to patients of all ages.

What To Expect

As a new graduate registered nurse in the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing, you’ll participate in:

  • Core classes in medical-surgical nursing and telemetry, with opportunities for continuing education hours
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) certification
  • Medical simulation scenarios in our patient simulation lab
  • Shadowing experienced nurses in procedural areas and other areas of interest
  • Clinical rotations through Alamance Regional Medical CenterAnnie Penn HospitalMoses Cone Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital. Your rotations may include:
    • Congestive heart failure unit
    • Medical psychology
    • Medical units
    • Neurosciences
    • Oncology
    • Orthopedics
    • Palliative care
    • Renal
    • Surgical
    • Telemetry

Each week, you can expect to spend about 24 hours in nursing units and 12 hours participating in academy-specific activities. Learn more about nursing academies at Cone Health.

After the Academy

After completing the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing, apply to a Cone Health medical-surgical department or telemetry unit of your choice and proceed through the standard interview process. Stay in touch with your peers and continue your learning with monthly workshops and paid time away from the hospital engaging in fun and rejuvenating activities with fellow new grad nurses and a mentor leader.

For More Information

To learn more about the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing, contact our nursing recruitment specialists via email or at 866-266-3767, or email the academy’s nurse educators, Pamela Hamilton.

Apply to the Academy

Application process is open effective: January 1- February 28, 2017

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.