Nursing Students and Nurse Graduates

Nurse Grad

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

Nursing Summer Extern Program

The Nursing 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. Applicants with an NA I may be considered, but must be rising seniors.

Application for the Nursing Extern Program is available in late winter. Watch this page for program dates and application instructions. Application for the 2016 program is now closed.

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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 January 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

The next program will begin July 18, 2016. Apply now

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 Wake Forest 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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Human Resources
General Employment

Phone 336-716-4717
FAX 336-716-5656

Nurse Recruitment

Phone 336-716-3339
FAX 336-716-5656

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Phone 336-716-3367


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Surgical Services RN Training Program

Surgical Services RN Training Program

Applications are being accepted for the Surgical Services comprehensive training program, which will begin July 18, 2016.

Last Updated: 03-10-2016
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