Nurse Residency Program

The goal of the Nurse Residency program is to assist new graduate RNs and RNs without acute care experience to progress from novice to competent practice in the hospital setting. The program includes didactic training and clinical/precepted rotations in six of the following departments: Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Services, Labor & Delivery/Obstetrics/New-born Nursery, Medical-Surgical Unit, Medical-Surgical/Telemetry Unit, Orthopedics, and Senior Behavioral Health.  Nurse residents participate in patient care, planning, implementation, observation, and evaluation.  Additionally, the new graduate will participate in monthly didactic training to enhance the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities as a nurse.

What our program offers:

  • 4 month paid residency
  • Excellent Benefits
  • 36 hour work week
  • Guaranteed full-time placement
  • Rotations in:


Residents must:

  • maintain employment in good standing at Summit Healthcare
  • agree that no prescheduled paid time off will be allowed during residency training (special circumstances may be considered)

Summit Healthcare Retention Bonus Agreement

Summit Healthcare will offer you a retention bonus for the Nurse Resident position.  In order to receive the full amount of the retention bonus, you need to remain employed full-time with Summit Healthcare for a minimum of two (2) years following the completion of your Nurse Residency rotations.

Retention Bonus

The $5,000 bonus, minus applicable taxes will be paid to you as follows:

  • $1,000 upon completion of your rotations with placement in the department where you will be working
  • $2,000 at one year from placement in your department (must remain in fulltime status)
  • $2,000 at two years from placement in your department (must remain in fulltime status)

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Program Testimonials

"Going through the residency program was amazing because of the preceptors who genuinely took you under their wing and made the learning experience their priority. The program is so beneficial even for nurses who may have prior experience."


"Rotating departments has helped me build my nursing foundation. In so many ways I have been able to learn and observe so many styles of nursing and gain knowledge from so many individuals."


"The knowledge and skill I gained through the Nurse Residency Program prepared me to hit the ground running. I felt the skill set I gained and the time I had to gain it set a solid foundation for my nursing career."


"Having no previous medical experience, and changing my career later in life, the Nurse Residency Program helped to bridge the skills learned in school."


"The Nurse Residency Program enabled me to see and work in different areas in the hospital. It taught me to adapt my working skills in a stressful and non-stressful situation. This program allowed me to grow as a nurse in my areas of weakness."


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We accept applications anytime!

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Contact our Nurse Recruiter

Stevie Billingsley


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