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WellStar Health Systems Registered Nurse (RN) - New Graduate Nurse Residency - Oct 2021 Cohort - All Specialties in Atlanta, Georgia


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


Wellstar Health System is hiring New Grad Registered Nurses (RN) into our Nurse Residency Program. We are hiring Summer 2021 New Graduate Nurses and/or New Graduate Nurses with less than 6 months of RN experience. Please note that it is expected that external applicants attend the June 2021 Virtual Hiring Expo.

The RN Resident is expected to successfully complete the 12-month Nurse Residency Program (NRP). The Wellstar program is designed to facilitate and provide support for a successful transition into professional practice for the new graduate RN with less than 6 months of experience as a Professional Registered Nurse.

RN Residents will participate in programs designed by 1) specialty/service line and 2) NRP sessions to support their development. The RN Resident will be supported by the Unit-Based Leaders, Educators, NRP RN educators, Site Coordinators, and Unit-Based Preceptors trained to support professional role transition, strengthen nursing practice comprehension, critical thinking, and clinical skills in preparation for providing excellent patient care on the unit. The Nurse Resident’s orientation is comprised of the following sequential phases: System Orientation, Core Nursing Onboarding Sessions, Specialty Onboarding Sessions, and monthly NRP sessions.

The RN Resident, under the direct supervision of the Unit Manager and in collaboration with the Professional Nurse Educator, Assistant Nurse Manager, and his/her Preceptor, is responsible for the provision of nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with current Wellstar Standards of Care.

The RN Resident is a proactive member of an interprofessional team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients receive individualized, high quality, safe patient care. Families and significant others are viewed as engaged care team partners supporting the patient across the continuum of care. The framework for practice is guided by the Wellstar Professional Practice Model, Patient Care Delivery Model, evidence-based practice, and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the Wellstar Values in Action.

It is expected that all RN Residents are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics Standards for Nurses put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals. Additionally, it is expected that RN Resident successfully complete the 12-month RN Residency in the unit in which they are hired.

This is for Current and Future Openings.


Required Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing

Required Minimum Experience:

  • 6 months or less of RN experience

Required Minimum License:

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)

Required Minimum Certification:

  • All RN Residents must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.

  • Additional certifications may be required withing six months, please see below.

RN Resident – Emergency Department

  • ACLS certification required within six months of start date

  • PALS certification required within six months of start date

RN Resident – Critical Care

  • ACLS certification required within six months of start date

RN Resident – NICU

  • ACLS certification required within six months of start date

  • NRP certification required within six months of start date

  • EFM certification required within six months of start date

RN Resident – Perioperative

  • ACLS certification required within six months of start date

  • NRP certification required within six months of start date

RN Resident – Labor & Delivery (L&D) and Mother/Baby

  • NRP certification required within six months of start date

  • EFM certification required within six months of start date

  • ALCS certification required within six months of start date

Required Minimum Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required; Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills; Ability to communicate with various members of the healthcare team

Computer/data entry experience:

Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word and have basic computer operational knowledge. Epic and 3M experience preferred.

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Job ID 2021-63081

Position Type Full-Time

Department All Areas

Facility WellStar Shared Services

Category Nursing: Direct Care

City Atlanta

Shift Various

State Georgia