Nurse Residency Program

A solid foundation for new graduate nurses

Prisma Health is committed to providing new graduate nurses with a solid foundation to launch their nursing career.

This 52-week residency program combines quality classes, core curriculum, simulation, one-on-one skills validation, hands-on application with clinical mentors and professional development.

Programs include:

Adult Acute Care Academy

This academy will encompass the General Medical-Surgical, Neurology, Nephrology, Orthopedic, Acute Care for the Elderly, Telemetry, Oncology and Behavioral Health units of all three Prisma Health campuses. The AAC Academy serves to transition new graduate nurses from student nurses to competent professional nurses in their chosen area. The AAC Academy is more than a traditional orientation program. This academy utilizes educators that are experts in their area to teach and mentor new graduate nurses through quality classes, core curriculum classes, simulation and hands-on learning experiences. Along with professional development and support group time, graduates of this academy will emerge as competent, confident and well-rounded in their specialty.

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Critical Care Academy

This program gives a broad exposure to the varied critical care sup-specialties available at Prisma Health. The Critical Care Academy prepares new graduates through instructor-led critical care systems based on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) curriculum modules, simulation and hands-on clinical experience with mentors trained in these specialty areas. Participation in professional development courses and peer support groups helps to cultivate well-rounded, autonomous nurses who are ready for the challenge of critical care.

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Emergency Department Academy

This program serves to transition new graduate nurses from students to competent professional nurses in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. New graduates will evolve into quality emergency nursing professionals through a combination of quality classes, the Emergency Nursing Association (ENA) Emergency Nursing Orientation curriculum, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and hands-on application with expert clinical mentors, educators and professional development guides.

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Perioperative Services Academy

This program serves to transition new graduate nurses from students to competent professional nurses in the specialty of Perioperative Nursing. New graduates will evolve into quality periop nursing professionals through a combination of quality classes, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) core curriculum, simulation, one-on-one skills validation and hands-on application with expert clinical mentors, educators and professional development guides.

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Women’s and Neonatal Services Academy

This program encompasses the Obstetrics and Gynecology, Labor and Delivery, Nesting Place (mother and baby), and Newborn Nursery units on all of our Prisma Health campuses. Residents in this academy will be prepared to thrive in the fast-paced areas related to women’s health and newborn care. Nurse residents will complete the AWOHNN curriculum which will provide them with a solid foundation to care for the women and neonates in this service line.

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How do I apply?

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In addition to your online application, you must submit the following:
  • Your resumé.
  • Your most recent transcript: Please obtain your transcript from your school and email it to NurseRecruiter@PrismaHealth.org.
  • Three clinical references.
  • One personal reference: This reference can be from a neighbor, church member, employer, etc.
To be considered:
  • You must be a registered nurse with a current South Carolina licensure prior to starting the academy.
  • You must have an associate's degree in nursing; a bachelor's degree is preferred.
Is there a time commitment?

If selected for this opportunity, you must commit to and sign an agreement for two years post-residency completion of full-time employment at Prisma Health in a nursing department of your academy.

What are the benefits of being in an academy at Prisma Health?

Prisma Health welcomes new graduate registered nurses, and our goal is to make a successful, smooth transition period for you as you grow from functioning as a student nurse into a practicing registered nurse. Our academies will provide you with support and education from expert educators in the field to help you increase your knowledge, confidence and critical-thinking skills. Apart from the clinical knowledge you will gain, you will also have the opportunity to network with other new graduates and experience the spectrum of nursing offered at Prisma Health.

Who leads the academies?

Each academy is led by a specific educator or coordinator with a vast range of experience and expertise in your chosen specialty. All of our nurse educators who serve in our academies have a love and a desire to teach. Along with mentoring new graduate nurses, our educators are integrally involved in all aspects of the academy experience.

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For questions regarding the application process or your application status, please contact the residency recruiter at 800-321-5552 or NurseRecruiter@PrismaHealth.org.

  • Nurse Residency manager: Angela Newman, BSN, RN – 803-296-5223 or email.
  • Critical Care Academy coordinator: Allison Mikula, BSN, RN, CCRN – 803-296-6138 or email.
  • ED Academy coordinator: Allison Auld, BSN, RN, CEN – 803-296-5512 or email.
  • AAC Academy coordinator: Ashley Miller, BSN, RN – 803-296-4916 or email.
  • Perioperative Services Academy coordinator: Christine Hills, BSN, RN, CNOR – 803-296-5398, or email.
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