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Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Our Nurse Residency program is in place to support New to Practice Registered Nurses. This 12 month program is designed with new grads in mind – giving them foundational tools, resources, competence and confidence that will carry with them throughout their career.

Focus of the Nurse Residency Program:

  • Bedside Leadership
  • Patient Safety / Outcomes
  • Professional Role of Nurses

About our program:

  • Residents will be hired for a specific unit within the hospital.
  • During the first year, they will orient to the unit in addition to attending educational seminars.
  • Nurse Preceptor Assignment for unit based support and mentorship.
  • Meet as a group twice a week the first month and then on a monthly or bi monthly basis for the remainder of the 12 week period.
  • Nurse residents will complete an evidence based practice project at the end of the first year.
  • Applications for Graduate Nurse Residents open twice a year, in the fall and early spring.
  • Meritus Health is a member of the Maryland Nurse Residency Collaborative, a statewide program engaged to provide best practice, standardized approach to new to entry nurses.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of a BSN, ASN/ADN accredited Nursing program
    • If ASN/ADN graduate, must complete BSN within 3 years of hire
  • Ability to sit for NCLEX and hold a Maryland or Compact State License

For more information on application process and timeline for hiring, please email Christina Mitchell at christina.mitchell@meritushealth.com

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-790-8000
TDD: 1-800-735-2258
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