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For Nurses and New Grads

Nursing Students: Partnerships with Nursing Schools

Through our Office of Professional Practice, we partner with several nursing schools to provide clinical experiences for nursing students and those attending an RN refresher course.

If you are a student nurse and your school/university does not have a partnership with us, we can pursue the establishment of such a relationship. For more information, contact the Office of Professional Practice at 301-754-7512.

21st Century Student Nurse Training with One-of-a-Kind Patient Robot: Say "Hello" to SimMan®
He is the only patient of his type in Montgomery County, and he is right here at Holy Cross Hospital. He enables student nurses who join us to experience the most realistic hands-on clinical training currently available. His name is SimMan, a high-fidelity computerized patient robot-mannequin that can simulate a wide range of symptoms and conditions that closely mimic those of real patients. You will experience this one-of-a-kind learning in an exclusive laboratory, newly renovated to maximize clinical training with SimMan. It's all part of our commitment to prepare you to excel in today's high-tech health care climate.

Nursing Grads: Internal Hospital Programs for Nursing Grads

As a teaching hospital, we are focused on providing our staff with ongoing education and training. The following courses are available twice a year within our hospital. These offerings are designed to meet the needs of May and December grads as well as RNs who seek new challenges and want to change specialties.

  • Critical Care Nursing Course (including Emergency Center)
  • Maternity Child Health Nursing Course

Orientation Programs

We offer comprehensive, competency-based orientation programs for all disciplines. Each orientation lasts three to six months and includes both didactic and experiential unit-based learning. For medical/ surgical departments, orientation programs are scheduled as needed throughout the year.


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Holy Cross Hospital | 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 301-754-7000