About Us

New Nurse Graduates

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is committed to helping newly graduated nurses succeed in their careers. All nurses hired with less than one year of nursing experience will participate in our Nurse Residency Program. Graduate nurses see a varied patient population and are supported by experienced career nurses and educators, allowing them to develop the skills needed to advance their career.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center offers two paths to start their nursing journey, the Pre-NCLEX Nursing Student New Graduate position, and a Post-NCLEX for those who have already attempted the exam.

  • Pre-NCLEX: Nursing Student New Graduate (NSNG): In accordance with Maine’s Board of Nursing, EMMC welcomes recent nursing graduates, from accredited schools of nursing, to begin their training once an Authorization to Test has been confirmed. New Gradates entering this program work full time, while studying for their NCLEX. This gives our NSNGs an amazing opportunity to begin their orientation with EMMC, and earn a paycheck shortly after graduation!

  • Post-NCLEX: With a rolling on-boarding process, you have the flexibility to take the NCLEX when you are comfortable, with the advanced knowledge of deadlines you’ll need to meet in order to enter the next available residency cohort. Our post NCLEX new graduates do NOT need to wait until the start of the next residency program to start working as a nurse, once we are able to verify your RN License through primary source verification, a start date will be established!

For both Pre and Post NCLEX we are accepting applications year round, with larger hiring events each Fall and Spring. New Hires will enter into the next available residency cohort, following their successful completion of the NCLEX Exam & EMMC Clinical Orientation. Job offers to New Graduates are made conditional upon completion of their school program.

For questions regarding new graduate nurse positions, contact:
Talent Acquisition
Phone: 207-973-7100
Email: talent@northernlight.org

For questions regarding the nurse residency program, contact:
Clinical Education
Phone: 207-973-7320
Email: clinicaleducation@northernlight.org