The Nurse Residency Program at Williamson Medical Center is designed to support your transition as a new graduate nurse to the bedside nursing practice. The education and support you receive will help you continue to develop your skills while using research-based evidence linked to positive outcomes. The 12-month program requires a 24-month commitment from the date of program entry.

Program Design

In your first year, the program design aims for you to:

  • Build on your skills related to clinical judgment and performance.
  • Provide clinical nursing leadership at the point of care.
  • Strengthen your commitment to nursing as a professional career choice.
  • Create an individual development plan for your new clinical role.
  • Provide care using research-based evidence linked to positive outcomes.

Program Curriculum

The program curriculum provides an array of learning opportunities with skill development.

  • Classroom orientation training
  • Rotation to ancillary departments
  • Individualized three-month preceptorship
  • Monthly seminars covering subjects related to leadership, quality outcomes and professional roles
  • Progression surveys

Residency Schedule

The Nurse Residency Program is usually offered 2-3 times per year.

  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Fall (if available)

Eligibility/Application/Interview Process

Eligibility to apply to the program requires meeting one of the following:

  1. A nursing student with an expected graduation date in the semester immediately prior to the start of the Nurse Resident Program.
  2. A nursing school graduate with less than one year of nursing experience.
  • It is recommended to apply at the beginning of the last semester before graduation.
  • Applications are accepted continuously on the WMC careers page.
  • Panel interviews are conducted for the selection process.

For further information, please contact:

Dena Lloyd

HR Generalist

(615) 435-5105

For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.


Williamson Medical Center Nurse Residency Program

Adam Moritz, Nurse Resident at Williamson Medical Center

Working at WMC through nursing school was a fantastic way to integrate what I was learning in the classroom with real-life experience. From the start, the nurse educator provided a safe and open environment where all of the new nurses could ask questions, voice struggles, and learn. They strike a good balance between being a resource and empowering us to advocate for ourselves as licensed professionals. Williamson Medical Center has supported and invested in me as I venture into this new and exciting chapter.

- Adam Moritz, RN

Nursing Resident

Julia Cosmos, Nurse Resident at Williamson Medical Center

I’ve especially appreciated the mentorship of my director, clinical coordinator, nurse educator and preceptors. Because of their positivity and desire to inspire confidence in me, I’ve never felt scared to ask a question or seek help from them. I definitely feel like a part of the team and I am excited to continue seeking opportunities to learn and grow at WMC.

- Julia Cosmos, RN

Nursing Resident

Melissa Tripp, Nurse Resident at Williamson Medical Center

I was drawn to WMC when I realized we had very similar values, including respect, compassion, and integrity while serving others. My preceptors have also been fantastic! They have shown me what it looks like to be a great nurse and I have learned so much through each one. I have been challenged and pushed to be a better nurse through the WMC nurse residency program, and I have also been supported and encouraged every step of the way.

- Melissa Tripp, RN

Nursing Resident