Nursing at Main Line Health

Professional. Caring. Attentive. Respectful. Collaborative. Highly-skilled. Experienced. These are just few of the words that patients, physicians and peers regularly use to describe Main Line Health nurses.

Our nurses foster partnerships with each other, physicians, multidisciplinary teams, patients, families and the greater community to yield excellent outcomes. Using evidence-based practice and conducting research, Main Line Health nurses elevate quality and patient safety in a dynamic work culture.

A career in nursing provides the opportunity to achieve professional goals while maintaining a work life balance.  Main Line Health offers a variety of staffing options for our employees to help achieve this balance.  Staffing options include: Full Time, Part Time, and Campus Based and Resource Per Diem, Weekend Program & Resource Team.

For Students & Recent Graduates:

Professional Nurse Externship Program

Nursing students in a BSN program, who have completed at least one clinical rotation, will enjoy gaining patient care experience through this paid externship program. Part-time rotating schedules are available on all shifts with flexibility to meet your needs. 
The program will start in May with an application to apply in the beginning of each year. Please check back for specific dates to apply.

Professional Nurse Residency Program

New nurse graduates can transition to their profession and gain valuable full-time experiences in most clinical specialties. These evening and night-shift positions offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay and shift differential.
We hold one summer and one winter cohort per year.  The application for these cohorts typically open in January for April/May/June (summer cohort) graduates and in August for graduates between July – December (winter cohort).  Please check back for specific dates to apply or click here to learn more about our application process.

Perioperative Fellowship Program

Here at Main Line Health, we offer a Perioperative Fellowship program for nurses interested in either starting or transitioning their career into the Operating Room. This 6-9-month training program is offered to experience acute care nurses as well as new graduate RN’s. Once you have successfully completed the Perioperative Fellowship, you are guaranteed a position within our Operating Room department.

Please continue to check back on our Careers page for updated information about our next upcoming programs

Orientation and Competency-based Preceptorship

Clinical staff at Main Line Health are mentored by clinical preceptors and receive an orientation that is tailored to their individual needs and experiences.  Preceptors use the observation, return demonstration and simulation methods to ensure different learning styles are addressed.  Orientation progress meetings are also held regularly with the Nurse Manager and Clinical Nurse Educator to ensure the orienteers’ needs are being met

Continuous Learning and Professional Development

Main Line Health is committed to the learning and professional development of its managers and employees in both clinical and non-clinical settings.  Whether you are new to your role or a seasoned professional, our HR Learning & Development Team offers a variety of relevant courses, tools and resources to help you achieve your goals. 

Our blended learning curriculum offers various interpersonal skills, leadership development, problem-solving, and diversity training.  Each type of training is taught by our dynamic team of certified facilitators and targets a different facet of Main Line Health’s culture, leadership competencies and performance.  Also, we offer a variety of development resources to assist with individual and team growth

Clinical Ladder Program

This multi-level career advancement program nurtures and recognizes nurses' performance and progress as they move from the novice stages of their career through to higher levels of proficiency. Nurses are evaluated and elevated based on their competence, clinical expertise, leadership abilities, and role model behaviors. As nurses achieve Clinical Ladder III, IV and V additional compensation is earned.

Shared Decision-Making Council

This shared decision-making approach to problem-solving promotes unit and nursing excellence. There are six system councils with representation from bedside nurses and techs, educators and leaders in the areas of:
• Professional development
• Clinical practice
• Research and innovation
• Management
• Healthy work environment
• Quality and safety

Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) 

Main Line Health is a team and we are surrounded by amazing people who support and allow us to deliver our very best every day—but that’s something that can only be achieved by working together.

Quote from Barbara Wadsworth, DNP, RN, FAAN Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer

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