RN Residency Program

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
RN Residency Program
Hours Per Pay Period
CHI Memorial Chattanooga
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
12 Hour


September Cohort


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Requires close supervision until able to practice with a greater degree of independence. Knowledgeable of the nursing process and the professional standards of nursing. Applies knowledge of basic growth and development to perform assessments. Provides care based on the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. RN Residency program requires a 18 month employment contract with CHI Memorial.


Essential Duties:

  • Completion of 10-12 week Orientation period with classroom, Lab, simulations hands on training and Observations of various procedures.
  • Assesses and interprets patient status/information based on knowledge of growth/development and age; recognizes basic changes based on the assessment.
  • Prioritizes, initiates, and delegates appropriate interventions based on assessed patient need.
  • Demonstrates ability to administer medication and treatments safely and effectively based on age and development of patient.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use, maintain, and troubleshoot patient care equipment.
  • Initiates discharge planning based on assessed needs and follows through as appropriate.
  • Completes all patient care documents according to policy (i.e., Nursing Notes, Admission Assessments, MAR's, Restraint Document, etc.).



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required
  • BSN Preferred


  • Recent graduate beginning clinical practice


  • Active RN license in the state within the first 2 weeks of the program
  • AHA BLS required
  • AHA ACLS required on select units within 6 months


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