Nursing Students and Nurse Graduates
Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center welcomes new RN graduate nurses! Opportunities for new
graduates are available in many areas.
Nurse Summer Extern
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.
for the Nurse Extern Program is available January-March. Watch this page for
program dates and application instructions.
for Newly Licensed Nurses
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.
Surgical Services RN
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
- Gain independence to take on
The next program will begin July 18, 2016. Apply now
View the brochure to learn more.
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
for the ED Academy is usually available in the spring. To apply, visit the Jobs
page and search keywords ED Academy.