Student Nurse Residency

The Student Nurse Residency program of Wake Forest Baptist Health in partnership with area Schools of Nursing offer this opportunity for senior level students to complete their required one on one precepted practicum in the area of their interest. During this experience, the student will be able to identify areas of interest (Critical Care, Oncology, etc.) and have the opportunity to be paired with a preceptor in that area for the duration of their practicum.   

Locations and Specialties

This program is offered at our various locations including the Winston-Salem campus, Lexington Medical Center, Davie Medical Center, Wilkes Medical Center and High Point Medical Center. 

Opportunities at Wake Forest Baptist include (subject to change): 

  • Medical Surgical
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Specialized Critical Care (Burns, Neurology, Oncology, Surgical, Trauma)
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Department 
  • Specialty Medicine and Surgical Acute Care areas (Renal, Neurology, Family medicine, Transplant, Burns, Geriatrics, Trauma, Orthopedics)
  • Operating Room
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Obstetrics


  • Must be a Senior in an accredited BSN program
  • Must be listed as a certified nursing assistant with the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry and NCDON
  • Must be able to work the schedule of assigned RN preceptor for school specific practicum hours
  • Must be in good academic standing with your school of nursing
  • Favorable clinical references

Program Benefits

  • Enhanced clinical competence while gaining self-confidence working in a large academic medical center 
  • Opportunity to meet and engage with nursing leadership
  • Potential opportunity for employment
  • Opportunity to participate in a clinical education research study
  • Socialization to area of interest
  • Students will be able to select areas of interest and will gain knowledge and experience in the nursing specialty they have chosen

Program Dates

Applications are available October 1st - October 15th for the spring semester of 2020. 

How to Apply

  1. Use our application portal to apply
  2. Choose 'Apply Now'
  3. You will be prompted to create an account, please complete that process
  4. Complete the entire application
  5. Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by the Nurse Residency Program Coordinator with an interview date (to be held at the Winston-Salem campus)
  6. If you are selected, you will receive notification of acceptance into the Nurse Residency Program
  7. Match day: A day to meet preceptor/nursing leadership and discuss schedules and employment opportunities after residency
  8. Start your practicum