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Attention!!! All Summer RN Graduates

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

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Residency of Acute Care (Med.-Surg.) Nursing

Gain a strong foundation in Acute Care (medical-surgical) nursing, the backbone of every hospital, at Cone Health’s Residency of Acute Care (medical-surgical) Nursing. You’ll advance your education and gain hands-on experience that prepares you to work in a wide range of departments and settings.

What You’ll Learn

Improve your assessment, technical, organizational and critical-thinking skills so you can provide safe, high-quality, supportive care to patients of all ages.

What To Expect

Nursing Academy

As a new graduate registered nurse in the Residency of Acute Care (medical-surgical) nursing, you’ll participate in:

  • Core classes in Acute Care (medical-surgical) nursing and telemetry, with opportunities for continuing education hours
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) certification
  • Medical simulation scenarios in our patient simulation lab
  • Shadowing experienced nurses in procedural areas and other areas of interest
  • Direct hire to one of the acute care areas at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, Moses Cone Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital. Acute care areas may include:
    • Congestive heart failure unit
    • Medical psychology
    • Medical units
    • Oncology
    • Orthopedics
    • Renal
    • Surgical
    • Telemetry

Each week, you can expect to spend about 24 hours in nursing units and 12 hours participating in residency-specific activities.

After the Residency

After completing the 14 week orientation in the Residency of Acute Care (medical-surgical) Nursing, the professional development classes will start. You will 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 Residency of Acute Care (medical surgical) Nursing, contact our nursing recruitment specialists via email or at 866-266-3767, or email the residency nurse educator, Pamela Hamilton.