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Apply Now for Our Summer Cohort!

We're now taking applications for our Nurse Residency Summer Cohort which starts in June 2021. Career tracks will be offered in the following specialties:

  • Adult Acute Care
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Surgical Services
  • Pediatrics

Apply online today or call 423-778-3947 to schedule an interview.


Why Choose the Erlanger Nurse Residency Program?

So many great reasons! Our ANCC-accredited program helps new graduates and RNs with less than a year of experience smoothly transition into the role of professional nurse through clinical training, classroom instruction, peer support, and mentoring. With three cohorts per year – January, June and September – we’ll help you improve your success in clinical practice, while attaining career goals. 

Career Tracks

  • Adult Critical Care - Medical, Trauma, Surgical, Neurology, Cardiology, and Emergency
  • Adult Acute Care Nursing - Cardiac, Oncology, Trauma, Neurology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedic, Renal
  • Surgical Services - Perioperative Nursing
  • Pediatrics - Emergency, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Surgery, and Acute Care

Program Features

  • Advanced clinical classes that include Erlanger Critical Care, Acute Care, AORN Periop 101, and Pediatrics.
  • Clinical rotations in a variety of units before committing to a home department
  • The opportunity to meet with hospital experts to learn about topics related to patient outcomes, leadership, and professional development at Erlanger
  • Monthly seminars for your first year of employment
  • Erlanger is an Accredited Practice Transition Program with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn More

Upcoming Cohorts & When to Apply

For Cohorts Starting… Application & Interview Window…
June 2021 January-May 2021
September 2021 June-July 2021
January 2022 September-October 2021


For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric Nurse Residency Match Day - Winter 2021


Adult Acute and Critical Care Match Day - Winter 2021


Pediatric Nurse Residency Match Day - Summer 2020


Pediatric Nurse Residency Match Day - Winter 2020


Cohort and Fall Match Day - Summer 2019