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Ballad Health Nursing Institute

Nursing internships, residency programs and graduate opportunities at Ballad Health

Ballad Health offers a variety of available nursing programs for students.

We’re ready to invest in you by providing essential clinical, financial and employment opportunities while you’re a student. We want you to get to know the wonderful care we provide and make Ballad Health your employer of choice

Nurse intern program for registered nurse and licensed practical nurse students

Ballad Health offers a nursing internship program for students currently enrolled in a BSN, ADN or LPN program. 

The nurse intern program helps students gain confidence and experience for their nursing career – all while earning an income. 

  • Gain hands-on experience in key care delivery areas
  • Network with skilled nursing leaders and professionals
  • Find the field of nursing that works for you before you transition to your RN or LPN career 

Learn more about the nurse intern program and how you can apply.

Graduate nurse program for new grad nursing students

Congratulations! You’ve completed your RN / LPN graduation and you’re working to obtain your RN / LPN license.

We would love for you to start your nursing career with us. At Ballad Health, we strive to listen to our patients and their stories to help us provide the perfect care solution. 

We’re proud to have a team of diverse caregivers who excel in their roles and can utilize our resources to meet their career goals.  

Ballad Health is here to help you make the right decision to start a successful nursing career.

Grad nurse qualifications

Registered nurse residency program

Why choose the Ballad Health nurse residency program?

The Ballad Health Successful Transition into Excellence Practice (STEP) nurse residency programs provides graduate nurses with the tools they need to kickstart a rewarding career in nursing.  

We’re ready to invest in you and your success.

  • Resources to increase competence, confidence and critical thinking skills on the job
  • Continued professional development opportunities, including certification reimbursement, tuition assistance and career development programs  
  • Mentoring opportunities – which are optional – to provide support and facilitate professional relationships
  • Continued education that builds upon the knowledge and experience new grads gain in the academic setting

STEP program details

Every graduate nurse is placed in the nurse residency program as part of Ballad Health’s formal onboarding process. All graduates must participate in an 8- to 12-month evidence-based residency program, depending on their specialty.  

  • Trained preceptor assignments
  • Classes consisting of evidence-based content, simulation, hands-on activities and skill review
  • Seminars on professional growth and development

How to apply

There is no additional application required for the STEP residency program. Once you accept an RN position, you’ll automatically be enrolled.  

Registered nurse or licensed practical nurse opportunities

Now that you’ve obtained your RN / LPN license, we’re excited to help you get your career started!

After you successfully pass your NCLEX and obtain your registered nurse or licensed practical nurse license, you will transition from graduate nurse to registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.  

Click the button below to apply to an open RN or LPN position at a Ballad Health facility!

Apply today

Student aid and other resources

Ballad Health is proud to offer financial aid for nursing students through a nursing scholarship or loan assistance.   

For additional information about the nurse intern program, STEP, financial assistance and more, please contact one of our recruiters at or call (423) 302-3299.