Main Line Health is now accepting Fall applications for the Nurse Residency Program starting October 15 with a deadline of October 31, 2018.

The Nurse Residency Program is a year-long program designed to ease the transition to practice for the new graduate nurse 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.

There is one posting for all of the Main Line Health entities: Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.

All applicants must be a graduate of a BSN program within the last year or an upcoming graduate of a BSN program within the next six months with a preferred 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants with less than one year RN experience in a non-acute or acute care setting are welcome to apply.

Posting instructions for required materials

  • Please attach all required documents into separate PDF or Word documents and upload with your application when applying.
  • Please also make sure that all documents are viewable when sending (documents that are not viewable will not be considered).
  • Please attach each separately titled Last name-First name-Document title (example: Smith-John-Resume) document.

Required application materials

The following information is required for the application to be considered complete and must be attached to your application.

  1. Current resume
  2. Updated CPR card
  3. Unofficial transcript which MUST include your cumulative GPA – Please note, an official transcript will be required if you are offered a position
  4. Clinical narrative (learn more about the clinical narrative)
  5. Cover letter listing why you are interested in an opportunity at Main Line Health and the following (no more than one page):
    • List of your top three clinical areas of interest
    • List of your top three Main Line Health hospitals of interest*
    • Shift preference*
    *Please note, while we try to have each candidate interview where they have an interest, however, nothing is guaranteed and is based on the applicant pool and position availability.

You will be required to submit two letters of recommendation if you are selected for an interview (not at the time of application). These letters must be from clinical instructors and can be emailed to the nurse residency email address at nurseresidency@mlhs.org. We do not have a specific form for your instructors to use (if your school does have a standard form, that is acceptable). If need be, letters can be addressed to Katie Kealey, Recruiter. These recommendations are in addition to employment references which will be done if you are selected for an interview.

Due to the high volume of applications, please refrain from contacting Human Resources to inquire about the status of your application.

Apply online to Nurse Residency Program - Fall 2018 - All hospitals and locations - (1800001B)

Important reminders

  1. Incomplete applications will not be considered

Thank you for your interest in Main Line Health’s Nurse Residency Program!