Nurse Education

Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program (NLNRP)

University of Maryland Capital Region Health is a member of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders, Inc./Maryland Nurse Residency Collaborative that offers a formal, evidence-based structured program based on the guidelines and recommendations of Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ model and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The NLNRP consists of 12 seminars that occur over the first year.

The NLNRP facilitates the transition of a newly licensed nurse (NLN) or new graduate nurse (NG) into competent professionals in the clinical setting.

The extensive one-year program features a series of learning that develops clinical leadership skills necessary to become a successful member of the health care team.

This is accomplished through:

  • A variety of didactic and clinical experiences that help develop and emphasize critical thinking, leadership, professional skills, quality outcomes, and nursing scholarship.
  • Cohorting all of the of new to practice nurses together with the focus on enhancing critical thinking, clinical reasoning skills.
  • Applying evidence-based practices principles to improve patient outcomes

University of Maryland New Graduate Nurse Boot Camp (NGNBC)

The NGNBC is a robust 2-week program that consists of didactic and hands-on experiences that help build the NLN or NG's confidence in performing foundational skills and improves their ability to communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals. It also helps to develop leadership and critical thinking skills through case studies, simulations, and interactive games. Through the NGNBC, the NLN or NG can experience an array of patient care experiences without the pressure of having a patient assignment.

For specific Nurse Residency Program questions please email or call 240-677-1142.