The NICU/Nursery RN Residency Program at Piedmont Hospital is designed for the highly-motivated new graduate nurse who has excelled clinically while attending nursing school, pursued NICU/Nursery experience during their senior practicum, participated in a NICU/Nursery externship, and/or worked as a nursing assistant in the NICU/Nursery while attending nursing school; or, the experienced nurse who is committed to pursuing the NICU/Nursery as a specialty.
The NICU/Nursery RN Residency Program provides clinical experience and instruction in the NICU/Nursery. The one-on-one clinical education provided is formally structured using modules and specific timelines. The educational format requires the RN Resident to complete daily pathophysiology study and self-study exams throughout the clinical rotations.
Classroom study includes a physical assessment class, critical thinking, prioritization, delegation and teamwork along with listening, positive assertiveness and conflict resolution. Upon successful completion of the NICU/Nursery RN Residency Program, the resident is guaranteed a staff nurse position in the NICU or Nursery. Shift is based upon the staff needs of the units.
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 in each clinical area. Shift differentials are provided when applicable.
Although the selection process for the NICU/Nursery RN Residency Program is competitive, the program is extremely challenging and rewarding. Panel interviews are conducted by a human resources representative and the clinical managers of the NICU/Nursery units. A current unrestricted Georgia Nursing License and AHA-approved CPR card is required prior to beginning the NICU/Nursery 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