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Nurse Residency Program

We welcome your interest in Children's Hospital & Medical Center’s Pediatric Nurse Residency Program. The mission of our 24-month program is to cultivate new graduate RNs from student to professional pediatric RN and to provide the new RN with specific knowledge, tools and experience needed to begin a successful career in pediatric nursing.

Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, your first weeks will be spent in a combination of classroom and clinical rotations that will allow you to experience a wide variety of pediatric nursing settings.

Each year, we will start accepting applications in September for the spring start; in December applications will be accepted for the summer start; and in May applications will be accepted for the fall start.

During the 24-month program, nurse residents rotate through various pediatric specialty units in the hospital, gaining knowledge and clinical experiences in pediatric nursing. Once a home unit is selected, the resident continues with unit-specific orientation, gaining confidence and competence. In year 2, nurse residents complete an evidence-based practice project of their choice. The experiences during the pediatric nurse residency will culminate in eligibility for national certification as a pediatric nurse.

The links on this website will provide much more detail about the residency program. If you have additional questions please email us at