Nursing

Become a Nurse at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

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Serving Southern Maryland residents for nearly a century, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital attracts a widely diverse patient population. Whether you prefer the excitement of helping implement cutting-edge treatment technology in a fast-paced environment or the close relationships that evolve through continuous contact with rehabilitation patients and their families, you can find your special place as a nurse here. Our comprehensive employment options and benefits will provide you with the resources and support you need to succeed.

Nurse Residency Program

The University HealthSystem Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing New to Practice (NTP) Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program is designed to enhance retention of the NTP nurses and expedite their transition to competent, professional nurses. In 2015, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital conducted two cohorts with a total of 23 NTP nurses. These nurses met monthly in didactic seminars to develop effective decision-making skills and clinical nursing leadership roles, strengthen their commitment to the nursing profession, formulate individual career plans, and incorporate research-based evidence into their practice. The Nurse Residency incorporates collaboration from multiple disciplines, leaders and other peers in order to make the program a success. This year, NTP nurses were able to choose mentors to aid in their professional transition. With cohorts starting every six months, our hospital will continue to support and nurture these NTP nurses to become clinically sound, competent, empowered and committed MedStar nurses.

Clinical Ladder Program

The MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Clinical Ladder provides an opportunity for advancement and leadership for nurses who provide direct nursing care to all patients. The Clinical Ladder allows for career progression by recognizing the professional nurse's clinical knowledge, competence and performance. Progression up the Clinical Ladder is an ongoing process, which requires formal documentation for advancement and/or maintenance. Click here to learn more.

For more information about nursing opportunities, visit our careers page or call Human Resources at 301-475-6018.