Position Objective:

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.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  1. Transcribe medication orders per written policies and procedures once skill validation has been successfully completed.
  2. Administer medications and controlled substances and sign controlled substances sheets
  3. Document in the medical record with the abbreviation “NG”
  4. Perform patient assessments after the initial assessment or after the first assessment of the shift performed by the registered nurse.
  5. 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.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.
  • 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.

RequiredLicense/Certifications:

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Physical Demands –

The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.

Nursing graduates eligible to take the NCLEX can be offered a new grad position and will need to successfully complete the NCLEX and have an active Maryland or Compact License prior to starting in the new graduate residency.

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