Clinical Nurse - OR Bridge Program

Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC

About the Job

Since 1987, the Washington Hospital Center's Division of Nursing has been providing RN Bridge Programs that have been the foundation for new graduate and RN training.  All training programs are run by experienced clinical educators who oversee both the classroom and clinical orientation components. RN Bridge programs are designed for experienced RN's who want to enter a new specialty area.  All Bridge Programs include: Classroom instruction tailored to clinical area, includes focused case study approach to learning, extensive preceptorship, dedicated nurse educator for each specialty area, and new hire support/mentorship.

The Operating Room RN Bridge Program offers opportunities to work in our 21-suite Main Operating Room or our In and Out Operating Room.  Approximate length of training is 9 months. 

Requirements: Graduation from a basic educational program in professional nursing.  BSN preferred.

RN Academic Requirement: For new graduates hired with an Associate degree, employment with MedStar Washington Hospital Center is contingent upon enrollment into an accredited BSN program within one (1) year of employment, and continuing matriculation in the program to achieve a BSN within 5 years of the program start date. Proof of enrollment to be submitted to Nurse Leader. BLS Required.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.