Project Connect at Northwest Hospital
***Our next Nurse Resident class begins March 14th!
The application deadline is February 19th.***
Northwest Hospital offers individualized new nurse orientations and internships in many specialties, and also offers an innovative program to new grads in specific areas. Currently, Project Connect is offered in the Emergency Department, Critical Care and Acute Care areas at Northwest Hospital. Project Connect will expand to other units as the program grows.
The hallmark of this innovative program is support. The program is designed to provide individual and group support to new nurses as they participate in classes, present cases, learn clinical skills on the unit, and gain confidence in their abilities as valuable professionals. Support is provided in the form of several newly-created positions which add to a strong and dedicated orientation team of educators and leaders. Clinical coaches work with new grads and their preceptors on a daily basis to navigate the clinical landscape. A life coach makes assessments and provides support for work-life balance, stress and other important challenges that accompany the excitement of a new role. The orientation coordinator works closely with the Education Resource Center, nursing leadership and the advance practice nurses to ensure a smooth, safe transition from student to professional nurse.
The program is offered twice a year to coincide with graduations and NCLEX completion, typically in August and February. The length of the program varies with specialty-area, class requirements, and participants’ knowledge, skills, and comfort level as they progress through orientation.
Eligible participants include recent nursing graduates and those who will have passed the nursing boards by the program's start date. All participants must complete an online application and the following requirements:
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CANDIDATES:
- RN License
- Completed application form
- College transcripts (official or unofficial)
- Two letters of recommendation (using form provided)
- At least one from most recent clinical nursing instructor
- At least one from current employer, if applicable
Applicant Recommendation Form
Nurse Residency Program Application
Nurse Residency Employment Application
All applicants must also apply online for open nurse residency positions.
Completed portions of the application may be submitted as each is finished.
For more information, contact Kim Plummer at 410-521-5957 or by email at