What's new with HealthEast Nurse Residency?
HealthEast will not be hiring a Nurse Residency Cohort for February 2014. Please check back in May for information about a possible August 2014 cohort.
About the program
HealthEast's Nurse Residency Program helps to smoothly transition new graduates from students to successful practitioners. We offer an in-depth program that focuses on both classroom and clinical experience, preparing new graduates for a nursing career at HealthEast.
The Nurse Residency Program gives participants the opportunity to find their best fit with a specific nursing unit.
New grads interested employment with HealthEast:
- Must apply and be hired into the one-year residency program.
Program participants will be hired to a specific hospital (Bethesda, St. John's, St. Joseph's or Woodwinds).
New graduates at HealthEast will:
- Be hired and oriented using a "cohort model." New grad RNs are hired as a group, receive classroom training together and support one another as they begin a new career. Cohorts begin twice a year: February and August.
- Receive tailored orientation on your assigned floor with a preceptor, in addition to classroom training time.
- Meet together with their site cohort and Clinical Educator throughout their floor orientation to discuss and learn from their shared experiences.
Building on your education
HealthEast wants to make sure you succeed. Our program is designed to build on what you've learned in school so you'll be well-equipped to be a confident, competent nurse. The Nurse Residency Program includes:
- Professional development plan - You'll create an individual plan to build your skills. With the help of expert nurses leading our program, you will outline specific activities to enhance your function within your unit and hospital.
- Facilitated learning sessions - You will meet with other program participants and have an opportunity to reflect on your nursing practice. We will guide you through writing clinical narratives, analyzing case studies and dialoguing with advanced practice nurses and other experts.
Here's just a sampling of topics you'll cover:
- Stress and time management, delegation
- Conflict resolution, communication, feedback
- Failure to rescue, airway management, hypoxia
- Recognition of myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest
- Acute and chronic pain, assessment, stroke
- Liver disease, renal disease, alcohol withdrawal
- Wound management, hazards of immobility
- Special needs and behavioral problems of the elderly, complementary therapies, end of life care
To apply for the Nurse Residency Program
Go to the career search page to search open opportunities.
Attach to your profile:
- Your resume, noting your current GPA
- A cover letter identifying your areas of interest and any specific career or educational goals
Please note: It works best to combine your cover letter and resume into one document before attaching
After completing and saving your profile (Note: There is a two step save process - you will need to click Confirm and then Submit your profile) locate positions by typing "Resident RN" into the keyword search field on the Search page. If we are not currently accepting Nurse Residency applications, no positions will be listed.
Open the Resident RN positions and click "Apply" in the upper right hand corner.
Frequently asked questions
Still have questions about the program? Check out our frequently asked questions page.