Specialty Tracks

The Nurse Residency Program at Ascension Saint Thomas offers tracks that allow you to focus on areas of specialty care that match your interest and career goals. The tracks will give you exposure to our service lines and the opportunity to experience the patient continuum of care. During your rotations, you will partner with skilled preceptors who will guide and support you as you transition into the role of a professional nurse. We offer tracks in the following specialties:

Specialty Tracks Available

Acute Care

  • Orthopedics
  • Renal/Transplant
  • Surgical
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiac


  • General Cardiac
  • Heart Failure
  • Post Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Devices (VADs and Pacemakers)

Critical Care

  • ICU

Women's Services

  • L&D
  • Maternal Newborn/ Post- Partum

Surgical OR

  • Peri-Op 101

Emergency Department


“When I came to Ascension Saint Thomas, I had no idea what I wanted to specialize in. The residency let me see all sorts of specialties and find my heart in oncology.”

– Erin, BSN

“As fears dissipate and time passes, residents find their voices and place at Ascension Saint Thomas. This allows you the freedom to be who you are.”

– Hillary, BSN