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Job Title: RN - New Grad Residency - Professional Development Unit - All Facilities
Job ID: ES-1070966
City: Atlanta, GA
Facility: Enterprise Support
Employment Type: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Nights
Department: Professional Development Unit

To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in the communities we serve.

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The RN Clinical Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders and is supported through the WellStar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the WellStar Professional Practice Model, 5-Star Nursing and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.
It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.
Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred; National certification in area of specialty preferred.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification:
Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia; Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.
Required Minimum Experience:
Experience with direct patient care preferred.
Required Minimum Skills:
Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required; Ability to function in a fast paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills.


Please ask about our new graduate sign-on-bonus and loan forgiveness opportunities.


The Professional Development Unit is focused on providing a standardized, competency based, developmental onboarding experience for WellStar hospitals.

New grads hired into the residency program are full-time employees, who are eased into the role of professional nurse through multi-disciplinary classroom learning, simulation, and an individualized preceptorship, under the guidance and support of our trained faculty staff and nursing educators.

Upon hire, the candidate will be placed in one of the following units at Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta Medical Center South, Cobb Hospital, Douglas Hospital, Kennestone Hospital, North Fulton, Paulding Hospital, Spalding Regional Hospital, Sylvan Grove Hospital, West Georgia Medical Center or Windy Hill Hospital:

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Ortho
  • Cardiac Telemetry
  • Oncology
  • Neuro
  • Renal
  • Vascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Critical Care
  • ED

The orientation period within the Professional Development Unit will be completed during day shift. Once placement at a facility is determined, the appropriate shift will be communicated.

Thank you for your interest in WellStar.
We are an equal opportunity employer.