Nursing


Become a Nurse at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

Serving Southern Maryland residents for more than 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.

Nurturing new nurses through the Nurse Residency Program

The New to Practice (NTP) Nurse Residency Program has been offered by Vizient, formerly known as the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for over a decade. The evidence-based program is designed to enhance retention of NTP nurses and expedite their transition to competent, professional nurses.

In 2019, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital conducted three cohorts with a total of 48 NTP nurses. These individuals 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 NTP Nurse Residency Program incorporates collaboration from multiple disciplines, leaders, and other peers in order to make it a success. As new cohorts continue to form throughout the year, 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.

Fast facts: 2019 at a glance