Sheppard Pratt is proud to offer the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ to provide new graduate nurses with an evidence-based curriculum designed to enhance nursing skills.
The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ is designed to help new nurses successfully transition into clinical practice through helping you successfully navigate your new role as a nurse and embark on your professional nursing journey. We partner with the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ to provide resources to help you gain confidence and increase competence during this 12-month program. We provide hands-on training and help you process clinical experiences.
As a new nurse at Sheppard Pratt, you will receive mentoring from an experienced nurse, build relationships with peers, and participate in learning experiences like monthly seminars and evidence-based projects in a supportive environment.
Increase your ability to:
- Use effective decision-making skills
- Provide clinical nursing leadership when administering care
- Incorporate research-based evidence into practice
- Strengthen professional commitment to nursing
- Formulate an individualized professional development plan
All participants in the Nurse Residency Program work on an inpatient unit in one of Sheppard Pratt’s two behavioral health hospitals located in Towson, Md. and Elkridge, Md. When working at one of Sheppard Pratt’s hospitals, you can gain unparalleled experience working with psych populations. Sheppard Pratt offers adult, geriatric, and child and adolescent service lines, as well as specialty services like trauma disorders, eating disorders, and neuropsychiatry.
Sheppard Pratt offers an unparalleled continuum of services and specialty areas in the field of behavioral health, including: eating disorders, thought disorders, neuropsychiatry, geriatrics, co-occurring disorders, trauma disorders, child & adolescent, and more.
Free continuing education opportunities for Sheppard Pratt employees
Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
Specialty certification reimbursement (when eligible)
Trauma-informed care education integrated throughout the curriculum
Behavioral crisis management training and certification available
Requirements & Eligibility
- All participants must be a graduate of an accredited ADN or BSN program, or an upcoming graduate by the application deadline
- Applicants with less than a year of RN experience are encouraged to apply
To apply to the Nurse Residency Program, please provide the following materials via email to EducationDept@sheppardpratt.org:
- Current resume
- Current CPR card - American Heart/BLS
- Transcript (must include your cumulative GPA)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Letters from your clinical instructors are preferred. If your school has a standard recommendation form, that is acceptable. If your instructors prefer to email the form directly, they may do so by emailing EducationDept@sheppardpratt.org
- These recommendations are in addition to employment references which will be completed if you are selected for an interview.
Click here to submit your application to the Sheppard Pratt Nurse Residency Program at the Towson Campus.
Click here to submit your application to the Sheppard Pratt Nurse Residency Program at the Baltimore/Washington Campus.