Nursing Graduate sealGraduate 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.

Recruitment for the Winter 2021 program will begin in the fall of 2020.

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.


  • 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