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New Graduate (RN) - Saint Thomas Health Nurse Residency

We Are Hiring

Nurse Residency program is specifically designed for new Graduates and RNs with less than six months of experience in the acute care setting. 

Currently Accepting Applications for Spring (March 2020) Cohort. Application Deadline is October 31st. 

We offer Residency at the following locations:

  • Saint Thomas Midtown
  • Saint Thomas West
  • Saint Thomas Rutherford
  • Saint Thomas Regionals (Stones River, Highlands, Riverpark, Dekalb)

Specialty Tracks offered:

  • Acute Care (Medical/Surgical)
  • Critical Care (ICU/Stepdown)
  • Emergency Services (ED)
  • Surgical Services (OR)
  • Women Services
  • Cardiac

*Current Ascension Saint Thomas associates must apply through "My Ascension" portal. 

*Summer Cohort (July 2020): Accepting Applications January 15th - April 6th 

Our Mission: Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit to facilitate and support new graduate nurses' transition to practive and lifelong development of professionalism, leadership and delivery of safe care.  Our Vision: As an intergrated ministry, we will provide a pathway for career development and growth, supporting new nurses as individuals as well as members of our healing community resulting in quality, safe care for those we serve. 


Why Join Ascension?

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities covering a 68-county area and employing more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provides a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services. The clinical programs and medical facilities are continuously updated to meet both the changing needs of the community and the challenges posed by innovations in technology.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Saint Thomas Health Svcs-TN, you will have the opportunity to provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.


  • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Assess, coordinates and educate patient and family regarding discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Performs assessments and completing required documentation per policy
  • Notifies proceduralist of findings that warrant attention prior to the procedures. Provides care to patents post procedure, implementing physician orders and readying patients for discharge or transfer to an impatient bed.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or  "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 


  • Diploma 
    • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required


Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.  Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion. 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Saint Thomas Health participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site) 

Job ID: 342309
Category: Nursing
Facility: TNNAS ST West Hospital
Ministry: Saint Thomas Health, TN
Location: Nashville, TN

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