The St. Francis Difference

The St. Francis Nurse Residency Program utilizes Patricia Benner's "Novice to Expert" model to assist new graduate nurses in moving from the classroom to an acute care setting. Residents are trained to provide patient-focused care, centered on Clinical Excellence.

How to become a St. Francis Nurse Resident?

  • Have graduated from an accredited school of nursing with an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN).
  • Be a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia prior to employment.
  • Have less than six (6) months of hospital based experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Be certified through the American Heart Association to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

What you can expect as a St. Francis Nurse Resident?

Participation in the St. Francis Nurse Residency Program requires a fourteen (14) week commitment to the program as a full-time associate. During the program Residents will work 32 hours alongside a preceptor and attend one professional development class per week. The clinical and classroom experience Residents receive provides the confidence and education needed to deliver high quality and patient centered care, preparing them for a challenging and rewarding career as a St. Francis Nurse! 

Active attendance and participation in professional development classes is required. Competency assignments, progress reports and evaluation tools are utilized to demonstrate the learning outcomes have been achieved. 

To be a St. Francis Nurse Resident requires compassion and an unyielding passion to provide the best care for the members of our community. 

Do you have what it takes to be a St. Francis Nurse Resident? If so, it's time to BEGIN your journey to becoming a St. Francis Nurse.