New Grad RN Residency Program

Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount is committed to providing the finest medical care for our region. This requires the latest technologies and treatments administered by highly-skilled medical professionals.

That's why we’re constantly seeking newly graduated nurses with a desire to excel in their chosen specialties. If that includes you, we offer a learning program that will definitely put your career on the fast track.

Residency Pathway Options

Choose from seven residency pathways:

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Women’s Services

You may rotate through other areas not designated on your pathway.

What to Expect

Our year-long program is designed to provide new graduates with the opportunity to be the best they can be in their field.

Orientation lasts from eight to sixteen weeks, depending on your specialization. As part of a cohort, you’ll spend time in your home department and associated departments, as well as simulations and classroom studies.

The first week of orientation includes hospital, nursing and unit orientation; EPIC training; assessment of critical thinking skills to tailor your orientation to your specific needs; hospital scavenger hunt competition; and a kick-off lunch.

You’ll have access to five classes during the first five weeks, including New Beginnings, Basic Arrhythmia, Stroke Sepsis & STEMI (SSS+) (disease specific course), and Professional Development & Money Talks. Simulation sessions include an Escape Room to test critical thinking skills and a Game Show on communication and delegation.

Along with the kick-off lunch, The Education Department will host a mid-orientation breakfast with nursing leaders. At the end of the first year there’s a CN II certification and celebration.

Hours & Requirements

Expect to work full-time hours (36 per week) at a base hourly rate plus shift differentials, as applicable.

Transition from Student to Professional Nurse

During your residency you’ll learn how to:

  • Create work-life balance
  • Minimize legal risks
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • Thrive in your nursing position

After you complete the residency orientation, you’ll begin work as a nurse in your home department. You will continue to work with your residency coordinator, nurse manager, and preceptor to develop your technical and professional skills.

Apply for an New Grad RN Residency Position

A great opportunity awaits you!  Would you like to work for the area's leading healthcare provider, where your contributions have real value?  Then consider joining our team at Nash UNC Health Care, and put your career in high gear.

Apply for a clinical nurse I position at Nash UNC that says “New Graduate” in the title. We’ll contact you about your application.

Within the first 6 months, you'll be required to provide to:

  • Graduate from an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or bachelor’s of science nursing (BSN) program
  • Pass the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination)
  • Have a current license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina

For those who commit, we offer:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus (paid in monthly installments)
  • Welcome gifts
  • NCLEX review course for those nurses who have not yet taken the exam
  • Weekly newsletters with insights for newly graduated nurses on healthcare, work life balance and other topics of interest
  • Area BSN and MSN school opportunities to meet nurse residents during six- and nine-month check-ins

Connect with a Nurse Recruiter

Nurses – We heard you! Join our team and be a part of what’s changing at Nash UNC Health Care. Tell us your practice area and email address and we’ll provide you with a salary projection.