Nursing Residency Programs


  • The nursing residency program at Memorial University Medical Center is designed to develop the professional nurse. New graduates begin the year-long program with a validation of skills and documentation training. Each month's didactic focuses on a specific area of professional nursing development, from evidence-based practice to ethics and end-of-life issues. Upon completion of the program, the nurse is prepared to be a professional, compassionate caregiver.

    We offer two nursing residency sessions each year -- one for winter graduates and one for spring graduates. Apply for the residency program.

    Experience Career Satisfaction.

    Tammie BrowningTammie Browning, Staff R.N.
    Emergency Department

    I came to Memorial as an "experienced nurse" but quickly realized I was not as "experienced" as I thought. In my first year at Memorial, I learned more than I had learned in nursing school and the previous 10 years as a nurse. Now I am going on 14 years in the emergency department. Memorial has a strong teaching environment that will continually challenge you to grow and become more proficient in all aspects of nursing.


    Amy MarcyAmy Marcy, R.N., Assistant Nurse Manager
    Orthopaedics/Trauma Unit

    My Memorial journey started on the orthopaedics/trauma unit as an R.N. My passion for nursing has only grown since joining the Memorial Health team. I am now the assistant nurse manger of orthopaedics/trauma and can see the impact I make on my team and patients each and every day.


    Catherine SauersCatherine Sauers, R.N., Nurse Manager
    Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit

    Memorial’s nurse residency program provided a seamless transition from school to bedside nursing. A lot of the information I learned in school -- from pharmacology to nursing procedures and professionalism -- was reinforced during my residency. It really encourages you to learn and grow while boosting your confidence as a newly graduated nurse.


    Brandy ChambersBrandy Chambers, R.N., Nurse Manager
    Medical/Surgical Division

    My Memorial journey started 12 years ago as a new and very scared nurse resident. The welcoming team of nurses immediately took me in as one of their own and made me feel protected and supported while teaching me the skills needed to become a strong surgical and trauma nurse. I was encouraged to embark on the journey into leadership where I stand now, but I still learn new things on a daily basis. My hunger for knowledge and passion to provide excellent care brought me to Memorial. The team, experiences, and numerous opportunities for growth keep me here.

    Donna ScottDonna Scott, R.N., Clinical Nurse Manager
    Orthopaedics/Trauma/Joint Replacement

    After working in medical/surgical and critical care for 16 years, I decided to join the management team on orthopaedics. It’s a hard job, but at the same time, it's extremely rewarding. The fact that Memorial is a teaching hospital is what first brought me here. The high level of care delivered and amazing teamwork I witness on a daily basis are what keep me here.


    Keith DawsonKeith Dawson, R.N., Nurse Educator
    Emergency Department

    My Memorial journey started as a PRN PCT/sitter while I was a student at Armstrong. As a retired United States Army command sergeant major, I had no idea what to expect from nursing. I was hired to the emergency department, did the residency, started precepting others a year later, and now serve as the department’s nurse educator. I'm doing my best to develop the next group of new residents.


    Frequently Asked Questions
  •  
    Accordion Tabs
     
    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     How do I apply for the nurse residency program?

    Content:

    Submit an application for winter 2017 nurse residency online to be considered for the residency program.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     When will the winter 2017 residency begin?

    Content:

    Candidates who interview and are offered a position will start on Monday, February 20, 2017.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     I applied to Memorial Health in the past and never heard from anyone. Is it important to have a contact or know someone at Memorial to be selected?

    Content:

    The human resources team at Memorial Health recruits top talent across all disciplines and from all eligible applications. Hiring is handled in accordance with the federal guidelines set forth by the EEOC and Department of Labor. We strive to ensure all applicants receive notification via email or phone.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     Can I update my resume online after submitting my application?

    Content:

    No. Our system does not allow users to update a resume after submission. You must wait to submit your updated resume when you apply to another job vacancy.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     Do you provide relocation assistance?

    Content:

    New graduates and residents are not eligible for relocation assistance for the residency program. Approval may be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be pre-approved by nursing leadership.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     Does Memorial have a nursing program?

    Content:

    No, we do not have a nursing school program. However, we partner with local colleges and universities to assist with teaching and training.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     Does Memorial Health hire new nursing graduates?

    Content:

    Yes, we hire new graduates for our residency program, which requires a four-year commitment and work agreement. This commitment ensures job security, an opportunity to acquire years of dedicated training and clinical education, and the ability to solidify your foundation as a registered nurse in a Level I trauma center.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     The website/application says “Hours per pay period 0.00.” Is this an unpaid internship?

    Content:

    This is a paid residency. Your rate of pay will be determined based upon your status at hire.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     Will Memorial Health allow me to work while I wait for my Georgia license?

    Content:

    You can begin employment as a student patient care tech (PCT) until you obtain your license and can transition into the nursing residency program. Upon receiving your Georgia license, you will be promoted to staff R.N. status.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     I am a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with experience. I have just received my ASN/BSN. Will my experience as an LPN count?

    Content:

    Yes, we give credit for LPN experience.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     How can I transfer/change my license from another state to Georgia?

    Content:

    You can request your license online through the Georgia Secretary of State's office.

     

    Tab header and content

    Tab Heading:

     Whom can I contact for more information?

    Content:

    Please email questions to Catherine Sauers, nurse recruiter, at sauerca1@memorialhealth.com.

     

     

    Submit an application for winter 2017 nurse residency online to be considered for the residency program.
    Candidates who interview and are offered a position will start on Monday, February 20, 2017.
    The human resources team at Memorial Health recruits top talent across all disciplines and from all eligible applications. Hiring is handled in accordance with the federal guidelines set forth by the EEOC and Department of Labor. We strive to ensure all applicants receive notification via email or phone.
    No. Our system does not allow users to update a resume after submission. You must wait to submit your updated resume when you apply to another job vacancy.
    New graduates and residents are not eligible for relocation assistance for the residency program. Approval may be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be pre-approved by nursing leadership.
    No, we do not have a nursing school program. However, we partner with local colleges and universities to assist with teaching and training.
    Yes, we hire new graduates for our residency program, which requires a four-year commitment and work agreement. This commitment ensures job security, an opportunity to acquire years of dedicated training and clinical education, and the ability to solidify your foundation as a registered nurse in a Level I trauma center.
    This is a paid residency. Your rate of pay will be determined based upon your status at hire.
    You can begin employment as a student patient care tech (PCT) until you obtain your license and can transition into the nursing residency program. Upon receiving your Georgia license, you will be promoted to staff R.N. status.
    Please email questions to Catherine Sauers, nurse recruiter, at sauerca1@memorialhealth.com.