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Nursing Development at MGH

Nursing at Michael Garron Hospital evolves in response to the changing needs of the community we serve and therefore we are constantly working to support and develop our team members. Whether you are a new nurse or have years of experience, we are committed to providing an outstanding environment for you to grow your career.

Opportunities for Nursing Students

As an academic community teaching hospital, student education is central to our mandate. At MGH we are energized by the nursing learners who join us throughout their schooling. Many of our staff are in school too – our learning is never over. Come see the ways that MGH is inspiring the next generation of nurses.

Clinical Placements

Michael Garron Hospital offers a variety of placements ranging from group RN/RPN placements, pre-consolidation and consolidation in every area of the hospital (pending preceptor and area availability). Students have the opportunity to join medical rounds and RNAO rounds. Learn more about student placements at MGH here.

Nursing Extern Program

Michael Garron Hospital pioneered the Clinical Extern Program as a way to provide student nurses with hands-on experience working as members of our interprofessional team. Paid Externs positions are distinct from clinical placements and allow student nurses to consolidate their learning, develop skills and experience in an acute setting, and build confidence concurrently with their nursing program.

Externs are employed as unregulated health care providers and provide care as part of the healthcare team under the supervision of an appointed regulated healthcare professional.

Interested candidates can view our current Nursing Extern postings here.

 

Opportunities for NEW NURSES

Nursing Rotation Program

We know that new nurses are eager to start working and initially may not know exactly what area of nursing they want to focus their career in. At Michael Garron Hospital we have developed our Nursing Rotation Program to provide early career nurses an opportunity to experience nursing in multiple areas of acute care. This structured program provides participants with extended, sequential placements in our clinical programs. For example, a participant might spend 12 weeks in each of the Medicine, Transitional Care, Surgery and Mental Health programs. Over the course of the program, nurses will gain knowledge, skills and experience working with diverse patient populations, while being supported in their journey by ongoing mentorship, learning plans and development opportunities.

Rotation Program participants can expect:

  • Comprehensive orientation and preceptorship to support your transition to practice at MGH
  • Learning plans and structured assessment to assist in your professional growth
  • A series of 12-week extended placements during which you will receive area-specific orientation and quickly join the team to work independently
  • Opportunities to participate in research and quality improvement initiatives
  • Support to participate in professional  and leadership development activities offered by MGH
  • Ongoing support and mentorship from nursing leadership and colleagues
Nursing Pathways Program

Are you passionate about working in a specialty area but need more experience before you’re ready? The Nursing Pathways Program at Michael Garron Hospital was developed to provide nurses an opportunity to gain experience nursing in multiple areas curated to prepare them for specialty nursing. This structured program provides participants with extended placements across our clinical programs to build essential knowledge, skills and experience. Over the course of the program, nurses will progress through a tailored learning plan as they gain exposure to diverse patient populations and conditions. Participants are supported in their journey by ongoing mentorship and development opportunities.

Pathways Program participants can expect:

  • Comprehensive orientation and preceptorship to support your transition to practice at MGH
  • Learning plans and structured assessment to assist in your professional growth and tailored to your desired area of specialty
  • A series of 12-week extended placements during which you will receive area-specific orientation and quickly join the team to work independently
  • Opportunities to participate in research and quality improvement initiatives
  • Support to participate in professional and leadership development activities offered by MGH
  • Ongoing support and mentorship from nursing leadership and colleagues
Nursing Graduate Guarantee

Michael Garron Hospital is a proud participant in the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG) program. We believe in supporting new nurses to transition to practice by providing an extended orientation and learning supports aligned with their development needs.

NGG participants at MGH can expect:

  • Comprehensive orientation to support your transition to practice at MGH
  • Learning plans and structured assessment to assist in your professional growth
  • 12 weeks of extended orientation where you will learn alongside your nursing preceptor
  • Ongoing support and mentorship from nursing leadership and colleagues

Interested candidates can find out more and see current opportunities by visiting the program website here.

Community Commitment Program for Nurses

Michael Garron Hospital participates in the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN). This program provides a $10,000 incentive to eligible nurses in exchange for a 12-month work commitment. MGH will work with eligible candidates to qualify for this opportunity. Apply today or contact our HR team at @email to learn more about the CCPN!

 

Opportunities for Experienced nurses

Community Commitment Program for Nurses

Michael Garron Hospital participates in the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN). This program provides a $10,000 incentive to eligible nurses in exchange for a 12-month work commitment. MGH will work with eligible candidates to qualify for this opportunity. Apply today or contact our HR team at @email to learn more about the CCPN!

Nursing Pathways Program

Are you passionate about working in a specialty area but need more experience before you’re ready? The Nursing Pathways Program at Michael Garron Hospital was developed to provide nurses an opportunity to gain experience nursing in multiple areas curated to prepare them for specialty nursing. This structured program provides participants with extended placements across our clinical programs to build essential knowledge, skills and experience. Over the course of the program, nurses will progress through a tailored learning plan as they gain exposure to diverse patient populations and conditions. Participants are supported in their journey by ongoing mentorship and development opportunities.

Pathways Program participants can expect:

  • Comprehensive orientation and preceptorship to support your transition to practice at MGH
  • Learning plans and structured assessment to assist in your professional growth and tailored to your desired area of specialty
  • A series of 12-week extended placements during which you will receive area-specific orientation and quickly join the team to work independently
  • Opportunities to participate in research and quality improvement initiatives
  • Support to participate in professional and leadership development activities offered by MGH
  • Ongoing support and mentorship from nursing leadership and colleagues

 

Opportunities for Internationally Educated Nurses

Are you an internationally educated nurse? Michael Garron Hospital offers opportunities in the following programs for you to grow and advance your career in Ontario.

Nursing Extern Program

Michael Garron Hospital pioneered the Clinical Extern Program as a way to provide student nurses with hands-on experience working as members of our interprofessional team. Paid Externs positions are distinct from clinical placements and allow student nurses to consolidate their learning, develop skills and experience in an acute setting, and build confidence concurrently with their nursing program.

Externs are employed as unregulated health care providers and provide care as part of the healthcare team under the supervision of an appointed regulated healthcare professional.

Interested candidates can view our current Nursing Extern postings here. For questions, please contact Human Resources @email.

Nursing Graduate Guarantee

Michael Garron Hospital is a proud participant in the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG) program. We believe in supporting new nurses to transition to practice by providing an extended orientation and learning supports aligned with their development needs.

NGG participants at MGH can expect:

  • Comprehensive orientation to support your transition to practice at MGH
  • Learning plans and structured assessment to assist in your professional growth
  • 12 weeks of extended orientation where you will learn alongside your nursing preceptor
  • Ongoing support and mentorship from nursing leadership and colleagues

Interested candidates can find out more and see current opportunities by visiting the program website here. For questions, please contact Human Resources at @email.

 

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