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Academy of Critical Care Nursing

Nursing Academy

Advance your ability to care for patients with life-threatening conditions by starting your RN career at Cone Health’s Academy of Critical Care Nursing. You’ll continue your education and gain hands-on clinical experience so you can confidently join the nursing staff of an intensive care unit (ICU) or other high-acuity area.

What You’ll Learn

Gain specialized knowledge, skills and experience to provide critical care that’s in the best interest of your patient. You’ll also learn how to promote a healing environment and support and educate your patients’ families or designated decision-makers.

What To Expect

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

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 high-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 participating in fun, rejuvenating activities with fellow new grad nurses and a mentor leader.

For More Information

To learn more about the Academy of Critical 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.