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Attention!!! All Summer RN Graduates

Applications for 2021 Summer New Graduate RN residency is now open. Please apply now!

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New Graduate RN Residency Program


Through education and support we transition new graduate nurses into professional practice to provide exceptional care.

One Residency with seven specialty tracks!

Welcome to the New Graduate RN Residency Program at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina. The nurse residency is a 12 month program that consists of a core curriculum, specialty track curriculum, professional day workshops and mentorship opportunities.

Why Cone Health's Residency Program?

You will receive consistent support and guidance to succeed in your first job as a registered nurse when you choose to work at Cone Health. As a resident, you will benefit from structured curriculum and hands-on learning experiences to make the transition from student to professional. In addition, you will develop new clinical knowledge, boost your critical-thinking skills, and gain confidence throughout the program. See why our new nurse retention rate of 90 percent is significantly higher than the national average.

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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. Our nurse educators have the knowledge and experience in the specialty they teach, and they are committed to ensure you achieve clinical competency in your chosen specialty as you learn in the classroom and at the bedside.

New Graduate Mentor Program

Find understanding, inspiration and empowerment from a Mentor Leader—an experienced nurse who is 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.

Choose Your Nursing Specialty

Explore your options: