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Apply to the Nurse Residency

Learn admission requirements and how to apply to the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program.

Admission Requirements

You’re eligible for the residency if you have:

  • At least a 3.0 GPA, with preference given to applicants with a 3.5 or higher
  • Certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • No previous work experience as a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)

In the six months before your residency begins, you should have graduated with your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree or entry-level master of science in nursing (MSN) degree. Your institution should hold accreditation from either:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

RN Licensure

You don’t need an RN license when you apply to the Nurse Residency Program. It is recommended that you take the NCLEX exam at least 1 month prior to the start of the cohort you are applying to. You must have a RN license to practice in the state of Maryland or another state that takes part in the National Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Submit a Professional Portfolio

A nurse recruiter will contact you by email once you complete your application. You’ll get instructions to submit (via PDF attachments) your professional portfolio. The portfolio should include:

  • Additional copy of your resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcripts

Resume Requirements

Your resume should include your:

  • Anticipated graduation date
  • Current GPA
  • Name of your school
  • Program type (BSN or entry-level MSN)

Cover Letter Guidelines

Your cover letter should include:

  • Expectations for the program and reasons for applying
  • How you’ll make a difference in the lives of our patients and why we should select you
  • Why you’re interested in working on the unit you’re applying for

Next Steps

You will receive an email with further directions within two weeks of submitting your job application.

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