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In its efforts to promote and invest in the development of its nurses, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) provides clear pathways to continual career growth and success.

We are proud of the commitment, compassion and resilience our nurses show each day no matter the circumstances. We believe not only in helping them enhance their skills and achieve their goals but also celebrating their accomplishments. 

Nursing Career Advancement Opportunities

  • Our Professional Advancement Model (PAM) focuses on continuing your professional growth and development with an emphasis on involvement at the unit level and your accomplishments at UMMC and beyond. The PAM promotes all nurses to practice to the highest level of their scope and develop into experienced practitioners with strong leadership skills.
  • Our Nursing Roadmap, the foundation of the strategic vision for your professional development, immediately engages you upon hire with a checklist of anticipated accomplishments and milestones throughout your career.
  • Reciprocal 1:1 mentor-mentee relationships developed through our nursing mentorship program help maintain a safe, open environment that promotes growth and team member engagement through mutual goals and shared accountability.

Nursing Student Opportunities at UMMC

Our Clinical Scholar Program is an innovative scholarship opportunity for University of Maryland and Stevenson University students who are entering their final semester of nursing school. Students selected for the program will be offered an RN position upon successful completion of both the program and NCLEX. For nursing students ready to enhance their clinical competence and prepare for the challenging role ahead, our Student Nurse Externship Program offers in-depth training that can put your career on the fast track.

In conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Nursing, UMMC offers a 12-month Nurse Residency Program designed to prepare you for success well beyond your first year as a nurse, building on the knowledge and skills honed in your previous undergraduate programs and during your unit-based individualized orientation.

Nursing Fellowships

Our Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse Fellowship program is designed to prepare new nurse graduates and nurses with no prior work experience in a critical care setting to perform the roles of the registered nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit/perianesthesia setting. Our OR Nurse Fellowship program similarly prepares novice nurses for success in operating room settings.

UMMC’s Cardiac Nurse Fellowship Program prepares nurses to be leaders and experts across the continuum of cardiac care through mentoring, ongoing support, education and individual development.

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