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Transitioning to a career at Hopkins in a structured and informed way is critical to your success—and in the best interests of the people we serve. We pride ourselves on the developmental and transitional programs that are designed and tailored to experienced and new graduates.

For All New Hires

On the first two days of employment, all new hires attend the general Johns Hopkins Hospital orientation.

On the third day of employment, all new nursing hires attend a one-day orientation for Johns Hopkins Nursing staff.

Agenda includes:

  • Overview of Department of Nursing
  • Patient Safety & Risk Management
  • Remarks from Nursing Leadership
  • Nursing Licensure
  • Nursing Research
  • Overview of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Organ and Tissue Donation
  • Restraints
  • Infection Control
  • CPR Review and Written Test

In addition, all specialties offer customized, unit-based orientation programs for new hires.

Required Orientation - Clinical Topics for Clinical Staff

For New Graduates

Whether you want to hone your acute care clinical skills or start right off in an intensive care unit, our extensive orientation programs give you the knowledge and confidence to practice in whatever setting you have chosen. You will work as part of a nurturing team of experienced colleagues who take pleasure in welcoming and helping new nurses.  In no time, you will become a full partner on our interdisciplinary health care team. Specialized programs designed to transition you into the role of a professional nurse are available for both adult practice (Nurse Residency Program—Adult Track) and pediatric practice through The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (Nurse Residency Program—PEDS Track).

Nurse Residency Program—Adult Track
Nurse Residency Program—PEDS Track

New facilities

Hopkins Achievements

Johns Hopkins Hospital is not only America’s “Best” Hospital, but it is also a great place to work!
Learn more about our new facilities.

Learn what makes Johns Hopkins Hospital great.

IJHN Evidence-Based Practice Series

We are proud to announce the launch of a new online EBP course within the next few weeks. It will be much more interactive, engaging, and concise! Get a sneak peek. This series of courses is designed to give you the knowledge and competencies you need to address clinical practice, administrative, and educational questions.

ANCC Magnet Recognition

Magnet Recognition at JHH

The Johns Hopkins Hospital is an ANCC Magnet®-recognized organization. ANCC’s Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious credential a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. The Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing will host appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program from April 30 through May 3, 2018. Public Notice of Site Visit.