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Academy of Progressive Care Nursing

When you join Cone Health’s Academy of Progressive Nursing Care Begin, you begin your career by caring for patients who face a high risk of needing more intensive care. You’ll continue your education and gain hands-on clinical experience that prepares you to work in a step-down or progressive care department.

What You’ll Learn

Learn how to monitor patients and recognize signs of instability, and build competency in the full spectrum of technologies and therapies used in modern progressive and step-down care settings.

What To Expect

As a new graduate registered nurse in the Academy of Progressive Nursing Care, you’ll participate in:

  • Core classes in progressive care and intermediate-acuity nursing, with opportunities for continuing education hours
  • An advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) course
  • Medical simulation scenarios in our patient simulation lab
  • Shadowing experienced nurses in the emergency department, eICU (virtual intensive care unit) and other areas of interest
  • Clinical rotations through up to five different progressive care/intermediate care departments at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

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 Progressive Care Nursing, apply to a Cone Health intermediate-acuity department 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 Progressive Care Nursing, contact our talent acquisition specialists via email or at 866-266-3767, or email the academy’s nurse educators, Heather Tripp and Belinda Hammond.

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.