New Graduate Opportunities

RN Adult Health Rotation Team (AHEART)

We welcome new RN graduates to apply for our Adult Health Rotation Team, where you will get the opportunity to train on our medical/surgical units with experienced preceptors! Benefits include full-time hours, the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills through a variety of clinical experiences and participation in the Nurse Residency Program. After orientation, you will be assigned to a medical/surgical unit for 2-4 weeks.

AHEART Overview

  • Open to new graduate RNs
  • Members of the team will go through an orientation on medical-surgical units and be classified as Adult Health Rotation RNs
  • RNs receive full-time benefits with new graduate pay
  • New graduates will work on a Rotation Team, in which they’ll participate in a variety of clinical experiences on units 6 Kaufman, 9 Kaufman, 10 Kaufman, 4 River, 6 River, 8 River and PVSU Medical/Surgical
  • Requires a two year commitment to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

AHEART Schedule

  • Orientation
    • 14 weeks
      • 2 weeks of onboarding
      • 11 weeks of clinical orientation
      • 1 shadow week
    • Rotation with medical/surgical preceptors (provided by the unit) from participating nursing units
      • Onboarding: 2 weeks
      • 1st rotation: 4 weeks
      • 2nd rotation: 3 weeks
      • 3rd rotation: 2 weeks
      • 4th rotation: 2 weeks
      • 1 week of electives: Wound and ostomies, IV skills and one shadow shift in a specialty area (L&D, PACU, ED, etc.) or return to one of the prior rotations
    • Post-orientation
      • Participation in Nurse Residency Program
      • Participation in Mentoring Program
      • Nurses will be assigned to a medical-surgical unit in 3-6 week rotations
  • Year One
    • Rotate through medical and surgical units
    • 12 hour shifts
    • Assignments made by Team Coordinator and Director
  • Year Two
    • Apply to unit of choice or, at 18 months, apply to the Resource Pool
    • Bridge to Intermediate Care Program
    • Eligible to apply to internships

Please contact us if you are interested in or have questions about the AHEART Program.