Residencies & Schools

Nursing Residencies

DeKalb Medical's paid nurse residency programs allow growth, development and career advancement or a change in specialty. We offer all-inclusive residency programs for new nursing graduates, experienced nurses who want to specialize or change their specialty and nurses who have been away from the bedside and want to return to a hospital setting. Our comprehensive orientation program includes classroom and clinical time under the direction of a dedicated preceptor on the assigned unit.

Nurse residency programs are offered for:

  • Clinical Care Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical-Surgical Services
  • Women and Infant Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Telemetry

The application process for the 2017 Nurse Residency Program is now open.
No phone calls please.

Benefits and Incentives:

  • Competitive Salary Rates
  • Shift Differentials Incentives for working evenings (+ $3.75/hr), nights (+ $4.00/hr) and weekends (+ $3.00/hr)
  • Continuing Education staff development classes offered to include Case Study Workshops, ACLS, TNCC, CATN, Critical Care courses, EKG courses and much more


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  • Recipient must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) and have Georgia issued RN license within the past 12 months
  • Sign a 24-month Nurse Residency service agreement. The employment service begins from date of hire.
  • Recipient must agree to work full-time (minimum 72 hours pay period).
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing. *Must provide college transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable).
  • Provide 2 professional letters of recommendation from clinical faculty