Nurse Residency Program

Newly graduated registered nurses who join the St. Joseph’s/Candler team will participate in the Nurse Residency Program which helps student/novice nurses’ transition to professional/advanced beginner nurse.

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The program includes residency workshops which include professional development topics like:

  • Orientation to the residency
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking activities
  • Introduction to other disciplines in the hospital
  • Information about the business of healthcare
  • Introduction to nursing quality measures, shared governance and risk management
  • Skills practice in a Sim Lab

These workshops are presented on a virtual or live platform and culminate with a graduation after successful completion of the program which celebrates the accomplishments of the participants in our Nurse Residency Program.

The program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Our recognition by ANCC as an accredited practice transition program. 

In fact, we are proud that 38% of our nurse residents are functioning in the charge nurse role at one-year post residency. The nurse residency program sets the foundation for growth and professional development within our organization.

For recruitment information, please contact Darrin Brothers, RN/Sr. Recruiter, for recruitment. For residency information, please contact  Residency Site Coordinator, and Alicia Motley, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Director of Professional Practice, and Laura Friday, DHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Residency Program Director,

Sites Accredited by ANCC

The current sites included in this accreditation designation are: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital.

The current workplace settings included in this accreditation designation are: Medical surgical, critical care, acute inpatient rehab units; emergency service departments in both hospitals; surgical services units including pre-screening, OR, Day surgery and PACU in both hospitals; and the Women’s and Children’s units in Candler Hospital only.