The Wellstar Rising Stars Nurse Residency Program is designed for nurses by nurses and nurse leaders, and it’s entirely unique to our organization. Our goal is to equip you as a nurse. Watch your career flourish with hands-on training, innovative resources, and a community of support.
When you start your residency with one of Georgia’s most integrated health systems, you can expect:
- A 12-month program with multiple cohorts starting throughout the year
- Structured educational experiences designed for the first-year nurse
- Clinical guidance from experienced unit-based preceptors
- Evidence-based study guided by Wellstar subject matter and nurse residency experts
- A program that aligns with the Wellstar Nursing Professional Practice Model Philosophy
- A supportive community, including a cohort of nurses who work in your hospital and share experiences and best practices
Wellstar Rising Stars Nurse Residency Program Eligibility Requirements
Recent RN graduate
Less than 6 months of RN experience
Licensed in the state of Georgia (or eligible)
You know that nursing is a calling – one that requires grit and stamina. It’s a career for the kindhearted – not fainthearted. It demands you remain flexible, think critically, stay positive, learn constantly, and keep yourself engrained in each moment. You are always striving to be the kind of nurse you’d want on your own team. That’s what makes you the kind of nurse we’d be proud to have on ours.
What makes the Rising Stars Nurse Residency Program at Wellstar exceptional?
We do more than train exceptional nurses. We understand that a healthy caregiver provides better patient outcomes. Your health – mental and physical – is critical for your own success. Our care psychologists and nursing leaders help Wellstar nurses identify resiliency strategies, stress management, and self-care early on so that you can care for yourself – and your patients – throughout your entire career.
We’re excited to announce our Nurse Residency Program has earned accreditation as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. Wellstar is the 5th PTAP-accredited residency program in Georgia!
Did you know?
Wellstar is one of Georgia’s most integrated health systems, with:
- 350+ physician offices
- 10 hospitals
- Urgent care centers
- Home health & hospice
- Outpatient centers
"Being taught by a team of nurses who advocated for my learning set me on a path to be the most proficient, skillful, and caring nurse I could be. The Wellstar Rising Stars Nurse Residency Program has been essential to my nursing career!"
David H., RNWellstar Kennestone Hospital Emergency Department