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Associates Degree RN Nurse Residency

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Has anyone recently been accepted to a Georgia nurse residency with only an associates RN degree? If so, where? I am looking to apply for summer 2019 nurse residency programs. I would love to work for CHOA, but I don't think I will have a good chance with only associates degree.

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There are hospitals in Savannah and Augusta with residencies that only require an ADN. Look for HCA facilities (Memorial Health in Savannah, Doctors Hospital in Augusta), and search on "StaRN" in the careers section.

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Where do you live? I'm in Warner Robins, which is about 100 miles south of Atlanta. My local hospitals do the residencies and they accept ADNs, BSNs, and even LPNs. I think Atlanta hospitals can be more discerning as they have a large applicant pool. If you want info on the hospitals in my area, send me a PM. Good luck to you!

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There are hospitals in Savannah and Augusta with residencies that only require an ADN. Look for HCA facilities (Memorial Health in Savannah, Doctors Hospital in Augusta), and search on "StaRN" in the careers section.

Also check the hospitals in Macon, Warner Robins, Perry, Milledgeville, etc. I think the BSN trend is centered in Atlanta. Everywhere else in the state seems to be totally ok with ADNs. We even have some LPNs in my ER.

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To clarify, there are hospitals in both Augusta and Savannah that require BSNs or at least enrollment in a program, but the hospitals I mentioned do not require BSNs for residency. So the trend is there in those cities, just not quite as pervasive (yet).

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I am in Indiana looking to move to Georgia. I am looking to move anywhere around one hour of Atlanta.

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I got a new grad residency offer from Grady and an interview with WellStar for the spring and I'm an ADN student finishing this semester.

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Thank you! I will try to apply to those two places once they open up their application for the summer start dates.

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Not a nurse yet, but I hear that CHOA does not accept ADN nurses. Emory is probably the same. Most of the other big hospital systems do though as far as I know, such as Piedmont and Wellstar. I'm working my way toward an ADN program in ATL and I know people from the school have gotten jobs with their ADN at the Piedmont hospitals.

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I just submitted to WellStar. I will try Piedmont once applications open. For CHOA, there website says BSN strongly preferred. I will try with them once application opens just to see but with low hopes of them looking at me.

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