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Nursing Students and Nurse Graduates

Nurse Grad

CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center welcomes new RN graduate nurses! Opportunities for new graduates are available in many areas. 

Nurse Summer Extern Program

The Nurse Extern Program allows rising senior nursing students to gain hands-on experience in two different clinical locations. Participants will work as an NA II with an assigned RN preceptor. Participating students typically must be in an accredited BSN program with an NA II license. 

Applications for the 2018 Nurse Summer Extern Program are are now closed.  Applications for the 2019 program will be accepted beginning in summer 2018 fall of 2018.

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Journeys: Navigations for Newly Licensed Nurses

Journeys: Navigations for Newly Licensed Nurses is designed to provide support to the new RN graduate nurse during the first year of employment. The goal of the program is to “bridge the gap" between education and practice by supporting new nurses as they transition into their new professional role. 

Recommended dates to begin the application process are October 1 for Fall/Winter graduates and February 1 for Spring/Summer graduates.  

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Surgical Services RN Training Program

The Operating Room at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides a comprehensive training program for both new graduates and experienced RNs.

The training program is based on AORN standards, recommended practices and guidelines. AORN is the national Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. The program consists of didactic and clinical experiences. Through engaging content, nurses learn not just what to do, but how to do it and why.

Upon completion of the program, the RN serves in both the circulator and scrub roles. 

The program helps nurses: 

  • Build competence to practice safely in the OR
  • Learn to understand and critically assess patient safety
  • Keep up in the fast-paced surgical environment
  • Gain independence to take on perioperative responsibilities 

View the brochure to learn more.

ED Academy

The ED Academy is designed to train and mentor new RN graduates who desire to work in an emergency department setting. Orientation consists of 6 months training and time on the unit. Individuals accepted into the academy will sign a two-year work commitment to work in the CepEsperu Baptist Health ED. ACLS, PALS, ABLS, TNCC AND ENPC certifications are provided during the training program.

Application for the ED Academy is usually available in the spring. To apply, visit the Jobs page and search keywords ED Academy.  

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