New Grad RN Residency Program
Jump start your nursing career with the New Grad RN Residency Program at Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Apply your education and become part of the Nash UNC commitment to provide quality health care services to our patients.
Apply for an New Grad RN Residency Position
If you’re interested in our residency program, you must within 6 months of your application:
- 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
Apply for a clinical nurse I position at Nash UNC that says “New Graduate” in the title. We’ll contact you about your application.
Residency Pathway Options
Choose from seven residency pathways:
- Critical Care
- Emergency Services
- Psychiatric Services
- Rehabilitation Services
- Surgical Services
- Women’s Services
You may rotate through other areas not designated on your pathway.
What to Expect
During your 12-month residency, you’ll rotate to a variety of clinical areas throughout the hospital. Learn about the health care environment through a series of coordinated training and education sessions. Your residency program teaches you how to provide safe high-quality care as you move into your new work environment. Your path will include:
- Structured clinical experiences with preceptor guidance
- Individualized mentoring and schedules
- Classes relating to clinical pathways
- Biweekly feedback from your preceptor and/or the clinical educator
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
During your first six weeks of the program, you’ll focus on orientation. You’ll also attend basic nursing and professional development classes. Depending on your assigned unit, you may attend specialized classes.
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.