LincolnHealth, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital welcome the summer class of RN Intern/Resident new graduates to their regional training program. In this regional program, LincolnHealth, PBMC and WCGH hire new RN graduates as full-time nurses who gain skills and knowledge during a 12-week internship, followed by a nine-month residency, including at least two years of employment at their respective locations.

During the internship, the new RN gains enhanced skills through classes with the Regional Education Department’s clinical educators and other experienced nursing staff. The new RN then works under the direction of an RN preceptor and their department's manager performing various duties assisting in the care of patients. During the residency phase, the new RN works independently under the guidance of a mentor and the supervision of the department's manager.

This regional internship/residency program is designed to support a new graduate nurse in making the transition from student to competent clinical practitioner, as guided by the Maine Nurse Core Competencies. The program focuses on clinical, technical, professional and educational learning and bedside experiences to assist the new nurse in developing his/her full potential to provide safe, quality, cost-effective patient care.

The regional program is offered to acute-care and long-term care RNs. Minimum qualifications to be considered for the program are: graduation from an accredited school of nursing, a current/valid state of Maine RN license before date of hire, current BLS Certification, and ACLS certified within 1 1/2 years of hire for ICU and ED RN interns.

For more information on the program,contact Sarah Polk at 921-6963 or check lchcare.org, pbmc.org or wcgh.org for intern postings.