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Purpose of the Program

The new graduate nurse residency program at Gordon Hospital is designed to bridge the gap between nursing graduate and the professional nurse.

Gordon Hospital’s Nurse Residency Program strives to:

  • Build competency in the clinical application of nursing knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Foster continuous professional growth and development for new-graduate registered nurses

  • Help nurses make the transition into a clinical setting

Some of the features the Gordon Hospital Nurse Residency Program offers include:

  • Group discussions in a supportive environment

  • Critical thinking development

  • One-on-one training and mentorship with an experienced preceptor

  • Growth-promoting climate

  • Time management skills

  • Transition support from peers and engaged preceptors

  • Introduction to coordinating with other hospital resources, such as case management, laboratory, pharmacy, etc.

  • A multidisciplinary approach that bridges the gap between units, helping nurses to get a broader sense between specialties

Specialty Areas

  • Emergency Department

  • Intensive Care

  • Labor and Delivery

  • Medical/Surgical

  • Progressive Care

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often is the Nurse Residency Program held?

  • This program is offered twice per year, typically beginning in February and July.

  • How long is the nurse residency program at Gordon Hospital?

  • Our nurse residency program is 12 weeks long, including a week-long orientation.

  • Is there a service commitment associated with the nurse residency program?

  • At the this time, there is no service commitment. However, new graduates receive a warm and stimulating orientation and growth period during this residency.

  • How is a nursing residency program orientation different from the regular orientation?

    While the regular orientation focuses on department and hospital policies and procedures, the nurse residency program adds content, activities, and interpersonal resources that facilitate the acquisition of skills needed for professional nurses. The nurse residency is also held over an extended period of time (12-week program). 

  • What are the requirements to be accepted into the program?

  • To be accepted into the program, participants must complete a residency application and submit to HR. The applicants are screened, and the manager/director/HR will contact the potential employee for an interview. Once the interview is complete, the applicant will be notified of acceptance into the program.

  • Is the program only open to recent graduates?

  • While the program was designed for nurses who have less than one year of experience, nurses who have been out of practice for years and are re-entering the nursing profession may consider applying to this program.

Learn More

For more information about our nurse residency program, please contact Sandy Barton at 706.602.7800 ext. 2369. 


Gordon Hospital
1035 Red Bud Rd
Calhoun, GA 30701
(706) 629-2895