Next Generation of Nurses

Welcome to the New Graduate Nurse
Residency Program at MedStar Georgetown 

Our Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™ provides the mentoring and orientation that you need to safely and successfully transition from student nurse to professional nurse. We are committed to helping you build a foundation of clinical experience that will allow you to provide inquisitive, evidence-based clinical care. New-to-practice nurses will find valuable training in our structured and supportive learning environment. Our residency has launched more than 700 new graduate nurses into satisfying, successful careers aligned with trainees’ long-term professional goals.

 

Upcoming Program Start Date: February 19, 2018

Online Application Dates: 9/18 to (Rolling Admissions)

Upcoming Program Start Date: July 23, 2018

Online Application Dates: 11/17/17 to 12/15/17

Additional application documentation will be requested, including:

Current resume and cover letter

Current official transcript (reflecting BSN Enrollment and
a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater)

Two clinical faculty reference letters (on official university letterhead)

Employer reference if you have worked as a Nurse Technician/Extern/CNA/Care Partner

Unit or specialty area preference


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  • Year long, structured residency
  • One-on-one, unit-based preceptorship
  • Three to six month long clinical orientation
  • Individual professional development plan
  • Access to a unit-based Clinical Educator
  • Mentorship with a Clinical Nurse Facilitator
  • Clinical classes related to nursing specialty and patient population, as well as classes such as:
  • Phlebotomy
  • Code response
  • Chest tubes
  • Respiratory care
  • Monthly seminars focused on professional development and common first year challenges
  • Completion of an evidence-based project
  • Generous benefits package with educational assistance
  • Competitive salary and shift differentials
  • Relocation reimbursement assistance (based on eligibility)
  • New graduate nurses are hired to work on a specific unit within the hospital. Positions are generally available in the following areas:
  • Medical-Surgical, Oncology, Transplant, Neuroscience Units
  • Perioperative Units and Operating Rooms
  • Pediatric, Neonatal and Perinatal Units
  • Intermediate and Intensive Care Units
  • Graduation from an accredited BSN or MSN program within one year prior to start date
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Completion of NCLEX prior to start date
  • Nurse intern/extern experience preferred
  • No previous RN experience
  • Minimum commitment of two years of full-time work, following completion of unit-based orientation
  • For most candidates, Nurse Residency applications are accepted prior to graduation from a nursing program
  • New graduate nurses are only hired through the residency program
  • New graduate nurses interview for and are hired to work on a specific unit
  • Two residency programs are offered yearly: Upcoming Residency Cohorts: Winter Program Start Date: February 19, 2018
  • Rolling admissions, with applications accepted beginning 9/8/17
  • Intended for Summer 2017 and Winter 2017 Graduates
  • Summer Program Start Date: July 23, 2018
  • Application Dates: 11/17/17 to 12/15/17
  • Interview Day: Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Intended for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Graduates
  • Application Steps:
  • Complete online application titled “New Graduate Nurse Residency Program” during the open application period.
  • List current nursing school cumulative GPA in resume
  • If you have a desired unit, track or specialty area, please specify in your cover letter. If you do know your specialty interest or are open to all specialties, it is not
  • necessary to specify at this stage in application process.
  • Within three days of completing your online application, you will be sent an email invitation to complete the Nursing Career Battery. This online assessment is used to evaluate how well you might match with our mission, vision, and values. Please complete the Nursing Career Battery, allowing for 45 minutes of uninterrupted time.
  • Applications will be reviewed and top candidates contacted to move forward in the application process.
  • If selected to move to forward, additional documentation will be requested, including: Current resume, Current official transcript (reflecting a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater), Two clinical faculty reference letters (on official university letterhead), Employer reference if you have worked as a Nurse Technician/Extern/CNA/Care Partner, Unit or specialty area preference
  • Invitations to interview will be extended to top candidates.
  • Summer Cohort candidates must attend the official Interview Day (2/10/18).
  • Winter Cohort candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Offers will be extended to top candidates. Acceptance decisions are generally requested within one week.