Nursing Graduate – Progressive Care Unit (PCU) – February 2024 Cohort
Full Time – Varied Shift (7-7:30, rotating weekends)
A nursing graduate may practice as set forth by the Maryland Board of Nursing for 90 days from graduation or until they have received results from the initial NCLEX examination. In addition, the nursing graduate shall practice only under the direct supervision of a registered nurse who is physically present on the unit to (1) cosign medication transcription, medication administration, and nursing documentation; and (2) continually observe, assist, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor the nursing graduate. The nursing graduate shall use the initials “NG” after the nursing graduate’s name as credentials.
Transcribe medication orders per written policies and procedures once skill validation has been successfully completed.
Administer medications and controlled substances and sign controlled substances sheets
Document in the medical record with the abbreviation “NG”
Perform patient assessments after the initial assessment or after the first assessment of the shift performed by the registered nurse.
Perform and document routine procedures taught within the nursing graduate’s generic nursing program including placing nasal gastric tubes, performing urinary catheterizations, applying sterile dressings, performing blood sugar checks and obtaining specimens.
Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.
AHA or American Red Cross BLS certification
Eligible to sit for NCLEX; A nursing graduate shall cease practice as a nursing graduate immediately if the nursing graduate fails the initial NCLEX examination or has not taken NCLEX exam within 90 days of graduation.
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MELANIE LEE: AAMC supports nurses and supports their growth. Well, you get support with your education. They have numerous nursing foundation scholarships for support.
KAITLYNN LABILLE: The reason why I have stayed here since even before I started nursing school was just the aspect of not only advancements for opportunities, there’s various learning classes here, new opportunities for growth, new opportunities for leadership.
ERICKA ANTONIO: Starting as a tech and now a nurse six years later, I think I can pretty much vouch how much this hospital has helped me personally and professionally to grow.
GREGORY SMART: So now, I’m helping the same people that are coming in that once helped me, and that feels really good.