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Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency ProgramTM

The Nurse Residency Program emphasizes critical thinking skills, leadership, communication, incorporates evidence-based practice, patient outcomes, and professional development.

What is a Nurse Residency Program?

The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) supports new nurse graduates as they transition into their first professional role as caregivers. This extensive one-year program features a series of learning and hands-on work experience that develops clinical leadership skills necessary to become a successful member of the healthcare team.

The program is a formal, structured program for nurses and is part of the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program model. Each resident will participate in a monthly education experience that may include classroom, simulation or other types of learning and is assigned a preceptor who guides the hands-on clinical experience.

Program Details:

  • 12 month program to ease transition into practice
  • Classroom orientation
  • Monthly classes on a designated day each month
  • Evidence-based Practice project by the completion of the program
  • Support from peers and clinical experts


  • Graduated from an Accredited Nursing Program
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia
  • Less than one year of professional nursing experience

For more information:

Susan Brooks, Nurse Residency Program Manager: 229-312-1388