CHI Memorial nurses provide compassionate care in a healing environment. Whatever your nursing talents and interests, we have a place for you.

RN residency program


CHI Memorial RN Residency Program at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The comprehensive, 12 month program provides recent graduates of nursing schools with a consistent and thorough orientation experience designed to transition them into professional practice successfully. During the orientation phase of the program, residents gain access to key systems, complete orientation checklists, participate in simulations and complete patient care with a preceptor in various units within their track. This allows the novice nurse to further develop their critical thinking skills and increase their confidence in providing safe patient care when they become matched with a nursing unit. New nurses begin their training in February, July or September each year. Education and training are unique to the clinical track. Tracks offered each cohort are subject to change based on current RN position availability and may include: Medical-Surgical and Telemetry, Emergency, Critical Care, and Surgical and Post Anesthesia Care. Interested applicants may apply online. Interviews are conducted by a team representing the Residency Program and the various clinical tracks.  The RN residency program is improving the quality of care provided to patients while also increasing physician confidence in new graduate nurses.

CHI Memorial is current accepting applications for the September 2020 cohort.

Educational Opportunities

CHI Memorial encourages associates to strive for self-improvement through training and education, and assists both full and part-time associates with tuition reimbursement. CHI Memorial also provides an educational allowance each year for both part-time and full-time RNs and LPNs.


If you're a nursing student in an RN program, CHI Memorial offers you the opportunity to gain experience and use educational tools to get your nursing career on the right track. Nursing students may qualify for specific jobs at CHI Memorial while progressing through school, including Nurse Tech 1, Nurse Tech 2 and Nurse Intern.

Nursing Vision

We are engaged and innovative individuals providing exceptional care, passionate professionals grounded in evidence-based practice, compassionate caregivers healing in a faith-based environment.

Nursing Values

For many CHI Memorial nurses, nursing is their ministry. They accept the challenge of doing all they can to meet the needs of the patient and know at the end of each day that they are making a difference in people's lives.

At CHI Memorial, our philosophy of nursing care begins with our commitment to upholding CHI Memorial's mission and core values:

  • Reverence: Each of our patients, regardless of circumstances, possess intrinsic value from God and should be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Integrity: The nursing process is an integral part of our practice as professional nurses.
  • Compassion: Each encounter with patients and families should portray compassion and concern.
  • Excellence: Monitoring and evaluating nursing practice is our responsibility and is necessary to continuously improve care.

2019 Nursing Annual Report

CHI Memorial's 2019 Nursing Annual Report provides an overview of nursing education, engagement, governance and professional practice. Learn More