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Nurse Residency Program at UM BWMC

Passport to Practice

Our Novice Nurse Residency Program, Passport to Practice, is a comprehensive 12-month program, created in collaboration with the Maryland Nurse Residency Collaborative and Vizient/AACN. The evidence-based curriculum is designed to support new nurses as they begin their transition from novice nurse to experienced nurse by building upon the knowledge and skills obtained in their undergraduate learning.

In addition to hospital orientation, each residency cohort will meet monthly for continuing education seminars ranging in topics from critical thinking to leadership to communication, complete an evidence-based practice project and develop a professional portfolio.

Benefits of participating in Passport to Practice

  • Provide cohort experience to promote peer and professional socialization
  • Participation in seminars led by content experts
  • Consistent, year-long support from BWMC leadership
  • Formal orientation with a preceptor ranging from 8 weeks to 6 months depending upon unit placement

Nurse Residency candidate requirements

  • New graduate nurses with less than one year of experience
  • Passed the NCLEX by the designated residency start date

For more information, please call 410-787-4398 or email