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MedStar Health has an unwavering commitment to advance the practice of nursing and develop our future nursing professionals. As a nursing student considering where to begin your career, MedStar has it all – opportunities to jump start your career while in school, plus a New-to-Practice Residency program to start your nursing career off strong.

We believe every life deserves easy access to quality care and we care for the whole person. We are committed to serving diverse communities and creating an inclusive workplace where all people feel a sense of belonging and accomplishment. It's how we treat people. 

Choose your path.

With ten hospitals, home care, urgent care, and managed care practices, there are so many opportunities to choose from!
Student Nursing Assistant
As a student nursing assistant, you will have the opportunity to apply everything you’ve learned so far in your degree program. You will assist Registered Nurses (RN) on daily tasks, from organizing care for patients to preparing them for transfers and discharge. Your role will give you direct, hands-on experience under the supervision of an experienced RN. 

Requirements:
  • CNA certification by the Maryland Board of Nursing; No certification required for positions in Washington, D.C.
  • BLS certification
  • Active enrollment in an accredited nursing program with completion of Fundamentals of Nursing
     
Student Nurse Extern
The nurse extern program allows senior nursing students the opportunity to support the care and wellbeing of our patients under the direction of a RN. In this exciting program, your assigned RN will function as  a mentor, helping you develop the critical thinking skills needed to increase your confidence as a nursing professional. A nurse educator will also provide support to help ensure your learning needs are met, so you gain the best cinical experience possible.

Requirements:
  • CNA certification by the Maryland Board of Nursing; No certification required for positions in Washington, D.C.
  • BLS certification
  • Enrolled as a senior nursing student in an accredited nursing program
New-to-Practice/Nurse Residency
The nurse residency program is an immersive 12-month program that provides a series of structured learning and practice experiences designed to assist you in your transition from a student to a professional nurse and clinical leader at the bedside. We offer a lifetime of opportunity as you move through your nursing career, no matter the path you may take.

Requirements:
  • Associate degree in nursing
    (bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred)
  • Successful completion of the NCLEX within 120 days from the date of graduation
  • BLS certification

 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Why MedStar Health?
Our commitment to your overall wellbeing
Magnet Status/Pathway to Excellence hospitals
Professional clinical support and mentoring 
Diverse nursing specialties with extended training programs
Career mapping
Collaborative governance
Prism and Beacon Awards
Centers of Excellence
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