The Transplant RN Residency Program at Piedmont Hospital is designed for the highly-motivated new graduate nurse who has excelled clinically while attending nursing school, pursued medical-surgical or intermediate care experience during their senior practicum, participated in a medical-surgical or intermediate care externship, and/or worked as a nursing assistant in a medical-surgical or intermediate care area while attending nursing school; or, the experienced nurse who has a year or less of experience in medical-surgical or intermediate care as a specialty.
The Transplant RN Residency Program is a minimum of 3 months in duration. It provides clinical experience with a preceptor, classroom, and online instruction. Classroom study consists of courses including physical assessment, ECG and dysrhythmia, Transplant pharmacology, hemodynamic monitoring, and more. Upon successful completion of the Transplant RN Residency Program, the resident is guaranteed a staff nurse position in the Transplant Unit. The shift is based upon the staffing needs of the unit at the time.
During the program, you will receive a staff nurse salary with full-time benefits. The clinical training consists of day, night, and weekend shifts, requiring flexibility in your availability to work. This enables the provision of experienced preceptors. Shift differentials are provided when applicable.
Although the selection process for the Transplant RN Residency Program is competitive, the program is challenging and rewarding. Panel interviews are conducted by a human resources representative, the clinical manager, a staff RN, and a nursing assistant from the Transplant unit. A current unrestricted Georgia Nursing License and AHA-approved CPR card is required prior to beginning the Transplant RN Residency Program.
For questions about any RN Residency Program, please contact the Nursing Development Department at Piedmont Hospital via email at Nursing.Development@piedmont.org