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Range of Nursing Care

Our complete spectrum of nursing services allows you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career within New Jersey’s most recognized health care system for nursing excellence. We offer:

  • Hospitals and rehab centers
  • Long-term care centers
  • At-home care capabilities

Nurse Roles

New Graduate Nursing Residency Program

From day one, we are dedicated to supporting the careers of our nurses – especially our newest nurses. To help bridge the gap between classroom and career, we created the New Graduate Nursing Residency Program.

Open to graduating nursing students of accredited institutions, this 12-month program allows residents to have supplemental learning, interactive chats and increased support to ease the transition into nursing practice. The residency includes:

  • Three 12-hour shifts per week on the unit the nurse is hired to
  • Three Experience days to observe other units
  • Bimonthly case studies to promote critical thinking
  • Frequent communication and support from administration and educators
  • One-to One Meetings with Program Director
  • Live Journal Club
  • Educational Modules
  • Peer support for professional growth and promoting self-care

Surrounded by fellow new graduates in an environment that promotes collaboration, growth and development, you’ll make a smooth transition from student to registered nurse. You’ll also gain valuable clinical experience while being supported at every step.

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  • Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge or Perth Amboy
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center – Manahawkin
  • Bayshore Medical Center – Holmdel
  • Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack
  • Riverview Medical Center – Red Bank
  • Palisades Medical Center – North Bergen
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center – Neptune
  • JFK University Medical Center – Edison
  • Ocean Medical Center – Brick

This program is open to individuals with a nursing degree (AAS, BS or MS). A valid New Jersey Nursing license and CPR/BLS certification are required before starting the program. New Registered Nurses hired without a BSN will be required to obtain this degree within three years of employment.

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Earn While You Learn Program


Program Advantages:

  • Earn a wage as a current student nurse
  • On-the-job nursing experience that will enhance your school curriculum and ability to pass the NCLEX
  • Only one-day orientation commitment flexible with your class schedule
  • Work & learn on clinical teams with nurse leaders in the profession to gain valuable experience in critical thinking and skills development
  • Established job placement as PCT with potential to transfer to RN role upon graduation
  • Begin nursing education & practice at a network who is an industry leader with Magnet designation for nurses
  • Learn about our Patient Care Technician Apprenticeship Program here
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What Our Nurses Say

“The nurses I work with at Hackensack Meridian Health are considerate, caring, smart, strong and true team players!!”

Margaret V., Nurse Manager (Riverview Medical Center)

“Being in the Emergency Room, you never know what will walk through the door.
Each day is completely different, and knowing that I have the power to make a stranger's day even just a little better means the world to me.”

Nicole A., BSN, RN Assistant Nurse Manager, Emergency Room

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