Orientation for Students, Instructors and Contract Personnel

Welcome to SAMC Hospital Orientation for Students, Instructors and Contract Personnel!

Please complete the following steps:

  • Print the Hospital Orientation Exam (click here) and Acknowledgement forms (click here).
  • Read the PowerPoint (click here) and use the information to answer the questions on the exam—must score 100%.
  • Read the Acknowledgement form and sign with your full legal name.

Prior to starting at SAMC, the original copies of the Exam and Acknowledgement form MUST be hand delivered or mailed to Attention: Training & Development, SAMC, P.O. Drawer 6987, Dothan, AL  36301.

You must also present two forms of identification (driver’s license, student ID, other picture ID, etc.). If you have questions, please contact Training & Development at (334) 793-8008 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note: If you are in our facility during the timeframe of October 1 – March 31, you must show proof of a flu shot or you will be required to wear a mask.

Exit Survey


Nursing Careers

Southeast Alabama Medical Center is always looking for qualified nurses to join our team.3273NursingCareers Whether you're a recent graduate looking for your first nursing job or an experienced professional seeking a new challenge, we want to help you achieve your career goals and enjoy a rewarding work experience. We offer a wide range of exciting opportunities in nursing from oncology to cardiology. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow our employees to gain exposure to the most sophisticated technologies, from a 64-slice CT scanner to the da Vinci Surgical System. SAMC strives to be a leader not only in patient satisfaction, but also in employee satisfaction. We have been recognized with awards for both achieving high rates of patient satisfaction and for being an excellent employer. SAMC is ranked in the top 10% in Alabama for overall hospital, medical and surgical care by CARECHEX (New South Research, November 2013). We offer great compensation, excellent benefits, a friendly work environment and the opportunity to make a real difference in patients' lives. So, come join our team!

SAMC is currently offering $3,000 sign-on bonuses to RNs recruited for full time FTE status (.8, .9, or 1.0) in the following areas:

  • 2 East/Orthopedics
  • 3 East/Oncology
  • 4 East/Cardiology
  • 5 East/Nephrology
  • 6 East/Neurology
  • 7 East/Cardiovascular
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department

All RNs hired in these areas will receive a $1,000 bonus on their first paycheck after date of hire as well as $1,000 on both their 1st and 2nd hire date anniversaries. A nurse who receives the initial sign-on bonus must stay in that hiring unit at least 12 continuous months in order to receive the 2nd and 3rd $1,000 anniversary bonuses. All rehires must have a 6-month break in service with SAMC before receiving the sign-on bonus. Eligible FTE status: .8, .9, and 1.0. Internal RN transfers are not eligible.

For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (334) 793-8001.