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Former RN Residents - RN Residency Program

What’s the RN Residency Program Really Like?

Our program is set apart by its comprehensive and consistent support from experienced staff, as well as its opportunities for professional development, tuition reimbursement and generous compensation.

The wisdom and understanding from mentor leaders outside the direct supervisor role have proven indispensable to the nurses in our Residency Program. We hope to be part of your journey and every step of the way, Cone Health will be w/you as you continue to further your education.

Our Mission

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

RN Residents

Meet Former RN Residents

Cone Health is filled with exceptional people. We pride ourselves on the diverse and talented employees who make up our nationally recognized health system that is Right Here With You. With seven specialty tracks, our RN Residency Program allows passionate nurses to pursue their career goals, each coming out with their own unique stories. Hear from former RN Residents below: 

Susak Kusnitz

Susan Kusnitz

I graduated from Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in December 2020 at the age of 53, and I began the Medical-Surgical Residency Program in April on 3E at Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital. Before I graduated from GTCC, I was able to participate in Cone Health’s Nurse Extern program in 2020 and continued working as a Nurse Tech on the general surgery and orthopedic units. The Residency and Extern programs were fantastic for me — I felt like I could ask questions not only of my preceptor but any of the fellow nurses. I have really enjoyed working as an RN at Wesley Long Hospital.

China Marshall

China Marshall

I received my nursing degree from Coastal Carolina Community College, and I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UNC Wilmington. I just completed my RN Residency in August 2021 at Cone Health, where I worked on the Pulmonary Progressive Care Unit. I really enjoyed the Residency, and it paved the way for the nurse that I am today. I was placed with two amazing preceptors, and I met so many people who cared about our work, our patients, and my experience and education. I’m so glad I chose Cone Health for my Residency, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Alexis Powell

Alexis Powell

I am a member of Winter 2021 Maternal-Child Residency cohort. I received my first degree in Sociology and International Development from BYU. After taking a break from college to volunteer for my church in New York City and Brazil for 18 months, I realized how much I love serving people and decided to pursue a career in nursing. I graduated in September 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville. My current Residency has been one of the hardest experiences I have ever done, but it has also been so rewarding. Cone Health truly gives you the support you need to succeed as a new nurse.

Diana Rmah

Diana Rmah

I am currently an RN in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit at Cone Health, specializing in congestive heart failure. I graduated from UNC Greensboro’s nursing program, and I completed my Residency this past July and am currently one of the Charge Nurses on my unit. Cone Health’s brand promise is “We are right here with you,” and it has lived up to that promise during my time here. From my preceptors to staff members, I thank all of the medical professionals who have helped and educated me during my Residency journey.

Llibert Venegas

Llibert Venegas

I grew up and went to school in High Point and Greensboro, and I attended UNC Greensboro to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During this time, I worked in home health before becoming a Nurse Extern of the Heart Failure Unit at Cone Health. After graduating from UNC Greensboro in 2020, I began my residency in Cone Health’s Emergency Department. From day one, the Cone Health System has tirelessly supported my goal to become an ER nurse even during the pandemic, and it continues to support the residency program to ensure new nurses are able and prepared to provide excellent care.

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