Nurse Training & Professional Development

Throughout your nursing education and career, count on Cone Health to encourage your professional goals and help you provide the best possible patient care.

Nurse Extern Program

As a rising senior at a nursing school, you may qualify for a summer externship caring for Cone Health patients. You’ll work under the direction of an experienced nurse at one of our Magnet® designated hospitals, where a collaborative environment nurtures your growth and education.

RN Residency Program

Transition from nursing school to professional practice in the yearlong RN Residency Program at Cone Health. Launch your career in your area of interest when you select one of seven specialty tracks. No matter your choice, you’ll receive exceptional training from passionate nurse educators and mentors dedicated to your success.

Career Advancement

Whether you’re a new nurse, a seasoned professional, or a nursing leader, Cone Health offers you a wealth of career development opportunities, including:

  • Continuing education
  • Executive Nurse Leadership Academy
  • Guidance and coaching from other nurses
  • Professional Nurse Advancement Program, which helps you progress through a four-tier clinical ladder
  • Tuition reimbursement