Professional Nurse Residency Program
The residency program is a yearlong program designed to ease the transition to practice for new graduate nurses in their first professional role. Emphasis is given to nursing leadership behaviors, nurse-driven outcomes and professional development. The curriculum is designed to enhance the graduates’ critical thinking skills and their ability to use outcome data to promote patient safety.
Through the residency program, new graduates can transition to their profession and gain valuable full-time experiences in most clinical specialties. These evening and night-shift positions offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay and shift differential. Main Line Health offers all new graduates a precepted orientation which is based on the clinical specialty and the individual learning needs of the new graduate. On-going supervised training and educational opportunities are provided to the staff during this transition and after orientation.
Why choose Main Line Health for your nurse residency?
Main Line Hospitals offer our communities the latest technology in a compassionate environment, and give the people who provide that care the best opportunities to learn, grow and prosper. It takes a team to care. Opportunities exist at each of our hospitals that are perfect for the Graduate Nurse looking for growth and development in selected clinical areas.
Consider the benefits of working for a Main Line Health hospital:
- Choice of suburban locations: Bryn Mawr, Lima, Media, Paoli and Wynnewood
- Competitive salary
- Paid participation in the formally structured residency program with peer support
- Competency-based preceptorship with support from senior staff and clinical educators
- Teaching facility with state-of-the-art equipment
- Free parking
- Flexible scheduling
- Comprehensive benefits package with matching 403(b) savings plan
- Opportunity for career advancement throughout the organization
- Generous paid time off
- Employee referral bonus
- Division-specific courses provided
- Positions available in most clinical areas
Frequently asked questions
Main Line Health's state recognized Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program is a year-long program structured to support graduate nurse's transition to competency and professionalism. The curriculum emphasizes nursing leadership behaviors, nurse driven outcomes and professional development. Our goal is to enhance our nurse graduates' critical thinking skills, as well as their ability to use outcome data to promote patient safety.
As a nurse resident, you will be hired into a full time position, with the ability to gain valuable, hands on experience, while working with a cultivated team of nursing professionals. Main Line Health offers all nurse residents a 1:1 precepted orientation which is based on the clinical specialty and the individual learning needs of the new graduate. On-going supervised training and educational opportunities are provided to all nurse residents hired by Main Line Health.
All applicants must be a graduate of a diploma, ASN or BSN program within the last year or an upcoming graduate of a diploma, ASN or BSN program within the next six months.
Uploading documents to your application
Please attach the below required documents into separate PDF or Word documents. Please upload as attachments with your application when applying and ensure they are viewable when sending.
Document format: separately titled Last name-First name-Document title (example: Smith-John-Resume).
Required application documents
The following information is required for the application to be considered complete and MUST be attached to your application.
- Current resume with (anticipated) graduation date
- Valid CPR card
- Unofficial transcript which MUST include your cumulative GPA
- Official transcript will be required if you are offered a position
- Clinical narrative (learn more about the clinical narrative)
Details to note
- While we try to have each candidate interview for their area of interest, nothing is guaranteed and is based on the applicant pool and position availability.
- Due to the high volume of applications, please refrain from contacting Human Resources to inquire about the status of your application.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered for interview opportunities.