Nursing Graduate

Newly licensed RNs are provided with the support, knowledge, and skills necessary to successfully transition from student to professional nursing practice. Nursing graduates become familiar with the clinical setting at UM Charles Regional Medical Center and their department.

What to expect:

  • Orientation to the unit with your preceptor
  • Visiting various departments throughout the hospital such as pharmacy, radiology, out-patient infusion services (OPIS), and hospice
  • Attending lectures given by physicians and nurses on specialty
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • One-to-one clinical preceptorship to apply skills and develop nursing competencies as they relate to their specific specialties
  • Upon completion of the formal clinical preceptorship, orientation continues under the guidance of the preceptor and mentor
  • Additional support will be available as the new graduate continues to develop skills in the nursing process


When orienting to the department, a preceptor provides critical information and review of skills to the new nurse. Specially trained preceptors provide direction and support. This includes:

  • A one-to-one partnership with an experienced nurse
  • Establishing partnership goals
  • Orienting to the clinical setting at UM Charles Regional Medical Center
  • Reviewing policies and procedures for providing patient care
  • Post conferences to review the progression of the orientation
  • Comprehensive overview of hospital policies, procedures, and how to integrate as a new hospital employee
  • Review of pertinent clinical topics
  • Opportunity to meet with other departments and key physicians
  • Structured preceptorship assuming gradual and progressive responsibility for patient care
  • Continued feedback and regular meetings with preceptor.


Apply to our Registered Nurse opportunities at Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited RN program with current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland or compact state.