A nursing graduate may practice as set forth by the Maryland Board of Nursing for 90 days from graduation or until they have received results from the initial NCLEX examination. In addition, the nursing graduate shall practice only under the direct supervision of a registered nurse who is physically present on the unit to (1) cosign medication transcription, medication administration, and nursing documentation; and (2) continually observe, assist, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor the nursing graduate. The nursing graduate shall use the initials “NG” after the nursing graduate’s name as credentials.
Transcribe medication orders per written policies and procedures once skill validation has been successfully completed.
Administer medications and controlled substances and sign controlled substances sheets
Document in the medical record with the abbreviation “NG”
Perform patient assessments after the initial assessment or after the first assessment of the shift performed by the registered nurse.
Perform and document routine procedures taught within the nursing graduate’s generic nursing program including placing nasal gastric tubes, performing urinary catheterizations, applying sterile dressings, performing blood sugar checks and obtaining specimens.
Required Education: Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.
Preferred Education: – Bachelors Nursing
Required Certification – American Heart Association HealthCare Provider BLS
Eligible to sit for NCLEX; A nursing graduate shall cease practice as a nursing graduate immediately if the nursing graduate fails the initial NCLEX examination or has not taken NCLEX exam within 90 days of graduation.
Physical Requirements: Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.