Minimum Education:Masters, Acute Care NP certification eligible
License/Cert Required:Licensure in Maryland, or Compact
Minimum Experience:New Graduate NP
Specialty Type:Intensive Care
Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care Residency Program
The University of Maryland Medical Center, a Magnet-designated facility and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, recognizing the challenges that new NPs face starting or transitioning into new practice areas has implemented two new Nurse Practitioner residency programs, accredited by the Maryland Nurses Association. These residencies are designed to provide a transitional clinical/didactic immersion experience for licensed and certified acute care NPs wishing to move into the professional role of Critical Care Nurse Practitioner.
Critical Care Residency: Focusing on the care of the critically ill, this residency allows NPs to rotate through critical care settings such as neuroscience critical care, medicine, surgical and cardiac surgery critical care units UMMC is one of two hospitals in the country to be named the Leapfrog top hospital of the decade. Excellence in Critical care staffing is a crucial component of the Leapfrog certification. Trauma Residency- Focusing on the care of the trauma and emergency surgery patient from admission to outpatient care, this residency allows NP's to rotate through admitting, critical care and specialty service teams such as neurotrauma.
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is regarded as one of the international standard-setters for the care of injury. It's a multidisciplinary clinical, educational and research institution dedicated to both the prevention and management of severe injury and its consequences.
This residency aims to prepare both newly licensed Acute Care NPs and seasoned Acute Care NPs, who want to practice in Critical Care/Trauma settings, to establish clinical competency in these areas. Specifically, the residency program builds upon professional judgment and critical thinking skills acquired throughout the NPs graduate program. The residency features include: clinical immersion, a full academic day per week, multidisciplinary lectures, application of learning via case studies and simulation-based competencies. This prepares NP residents to assume the duties of independent provider. Introduction to history and physical screenings, referrals for consult, education and pre-procedural clearance of patients, as well as coverage for other specialty areas are additional components of the program.
Residency timeline: 9 months (final 3 months in chosen area of practice, if position available and chosen as eligible candidate) As an NP resident, in either track, clinical schedules will follow the same schedule and adhere to the same call requirements as the Advanced Practice Nurses in the critical care rotational areas. NP residents will work closely with the existing ICU Nurse Practitioners, Physicians and Physician Assistants. This relationship facilitates the intense mentoring and collaboration that is required for your growth and development in surgical, medical, and critical thinking skills.
Successful completion of Residency: All NP residents are evaluated within each rotation by preceptor and residency staff. Progression within the residency is determined based on these formative and summative evaluations. Upon successful completion of the residency, a certificate of completion is awarded. Successful NP residents are required to commit at minimum of one year employment to UMMC/STC, based on position availability and clinical suitability.
Deadline for Application: October 19, 2012
We offer compensation and benefit package during this Residency Program. Located in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, you won't find a more vibrant place to work!
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Requirements for eligibility and consideration:
• Successful completion of a CCNE/NLN certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program resulting in a Masters degree. • References from two faculty members, one of whom was directly responsible for your clinical supervision/ rotations as a student; one additional professional reference. • National Board Certification as an Acute Care NP. • Letter of Interest-limited to 500 words. • Availability for in-person interview if chosen as final candidate. • Academic transcripts. These documents must be emailed to: email@example.com Transcripts will be sent to:
Ann T. Bures, RN, MA, CHCR, Nurse Recruiter University of Maryland Medical Center 110 S. Paca Street, Suite 101 Baltimore, MD 21201