Parkridge Health System January 15, 2018

Parkridge Health System proudly welcomes its nurse residents to the Winter 2018 class of the HCA Nurse Residency Program at TriStar Division. Selected after a rigorous application and interview process, these 10 nurses launched their professional nursing careers with orientation for the Winter 2018 class at Parkridge Medical Center.

“We enthusiastically welcome our nurse residents to Parkridge Health,” said Deborah Deal, chief nursing executive for Parkridge Health System. “Guided by our excellent nursing staff, our nurse residents will gain hands-on experience that will help them excel during the transition from the academic setting to the bedside.”

The full-time, entry-level nurse residency leverages the expertise of Parkridge Health’s nurses, who will support the nurse residents as they transition from being a student to professional nurse. During the 12-month program, nurse residents complete a comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site immersion, mentoring and coaching, classroom and simulation learning, networking, career progression pathway planning, and a collaborative evidence-based practice project.

HCA’s TriStar Division offers two nurse residency cohorts annually. Each cohort includes opportunities in 10 specialty areas at 19 facilities located in Northwest Georgia; Northeast Atlanta; Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee. Nurse residency can launch a nursing career that may grow within a single facility or expand to one of nearly 170 HCA affiliated hospitals across the country and in the United Kingdom.

Nurse resident positions at Parkridge Health are available in more than 20 specific units including behavioral health, critical care, emergency, inpatient rehabilitation, medical-surgical, neuroscience, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, progressive care, surgical services, trauma and women’s services.

Applications are being accepted through April 15, 2018, for the Summer 2018 class, which begins June 4, 2018. Nursing students or recently graduated nurses interested in applying for the program are encouraged to attend the Parkridge Health System New Grad Mixer Jan. 30, from 4-6:30 p.m., at Southside Social.

For more information about the HCA Nurse Residency at TriStar Division, visit