What is the Nurse Residency Program?

In 2014, Union Hospital became a member of MONL’s (Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders) Nurse Residency Collaborative. Union’s program was developed based on a nationally known curriculum with impressive outcomes. The program kicked off in 2015 with the first Cohort, and has continued to grow. The program is designed for all new graduate nurses entering Union. The yearlong program provides transition-to-practice experiences through expert discussions, scenario-based role playing, and hands-on learning in our SIM Lab, along with many other innovative ways of learning

NRP Structure

  • 1 year in length
  • Layers on top of hospital and clinical orientation
  • Monthly 4-hour seminars consisting of core content covering…
    • Leadership
    • Professionalism
    • Patient Safety & Outcomes
  • Opportunities to access hospital experts and resident facilitators
  • Completion of an evidence-based practice project

What are the benefits of the Nurse Residency Program?

  • Increased confidence and competence
  • Improved team dynamics
  • Increased ability to prioritize & organize
  • Experience with evidence-based practice
  • Improved nurse satisfaction
  • Increased retention

What are the expectations for a Nurse Resident?

  • Attend 100% of residency seminars & learning activities
  • Actively participate in monthly seminars
  • Complete all program evaluations
  • Complete an evidence-based practice project

Contact Information

Anita Witzke
Director Patient Care Services

Tel: 410-398-4000, ext. 1386
Email: Send e-mail