Passport to Practice
The Nurse Residency Program at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center has been developed in collaboration with Vizient (formerly University HealthSystem Consortium) and American Association of Colleges of Nursing. As defined by Vizient/AACN, the Graduate Nurse Residency is a program that effectively supports new nurse graduates as they transition into their professional roles. Built on an evidence-based curriculum developed by experts from academic medical centers and nursing schools across the country, the program focuses on three critical areas: leadership, patient outcomes, and professional role.
The curriculum contains a series of classroom learning and work experiences designed to assist new graduate nurses as they transition during the first year of practice to become leaders at the point of care. The program is intended for nurses who are in direct patient care roles. Transition experiences emphasize the development of the clinical leadership skills necessary for the advanced beginner nurse to be successful as a full partner on the healthcare team.
Applications and supplemental information are required for all new nursing graduates interested in acceptance into the Nurse Residency Program at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC). Please note: Participation in the residency program and employment at UM BWMC is contingent upon successful completion of the Nursing State Board Examination in addition to all New Hire requirements.
Requirements for all candidates includes: completion of application online (click here for the application), applicant information form, official or unofficial college transcripts, response to essay question, and two letters of recommendation (using form provided). One letter must be from your most recent clinical nursing instructor. One must be from your current employer, if applicable.
- UM BWMC Nurse Residency Program Application Information Form
- UM BWMC Nurse Residency Training and Retention Agreement
- UM BWMC Nurse Residency Program Applicant Recommendation Form
- January 31 for March programs
- June 31 for August programs
Application Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about the application process for the Nurse Residency Program at UM BWMC.