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. Our spring program has been filled. Please check back in October for details about our winter program.
Tammie 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 Marcy, R.N., Assistant Nurse ManagerOrthopaedics/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 Sauers, R.N., Nurse ManagerCardiovascular 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 Chambers, R.N., Nurse ManagerMedical/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 Scott, R.N., Clinical Nurse ManagerOrthopaedics/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 Dawson, R.N., Nurse EducatorEmergency 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.
How do I apply for the nurse residency program?
When will the summer 2017 residency begin?
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?
Can I update my resume online after submitting my application?
Do you provide relocation assistance?
Does Memorial have a nursing program?
Does Memorial Health hire new nursing graduates?
The website/application says “Hours per pay period 0.00.” Is this an unpaid internship?
Will Memorial Health allow me to work while I wait for my Georgia license?
I am a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with experience. I have just received my ASN/BSN. Will my experience as an LPN count?
How can I transfer/change my license from another state to Georgia?
Whom can I contact for more information?