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Children's Pediatric Nurse Residency Program

Find your purpose and your passion at Children's. There’s a reason you’ve chosen nursing as your life’s work. Let the Children’s Pediatric Nurse Residency Program put you on track to achieve all your career goals, no matter how high your aspirations.  

Apply to the Children's Nurse Residency Program
To streamline your application process, apply to the Nurse Residency Program role specific to your graduation date.
  • The application for May graduates opens in January.
  • The application for summer graduates opens in April.
  • The application for December graduates opens in August.

We want to help you:
Discover the joys of being part of a team driven to make a difference

We want to help you:
Excel in your transition to practice

We want to help you:Embrace opportunities to grow your nursing career

At Children’s, your opportunities for growth are as great as your ambition and drive. We provide everything you need to enhance your skills, feel supported and find success. Join our Pediatric Nurse Residency Program and let Children’s help you launch a career you love!

What makes our residency program rise to the top?
At Children’s, we go above and beyond to welcome, train and support new nurses as they transition into a nursing career. Here, you will be embraced as an individual, with your own learning style, strengths and goals. We’ll customize your orientation to meet your unique needs. Plus, you’ll have camaraderie and support from a cohort of other new graduates and fellow nurses every step of the way. 

Our 12-month residency program provides you a thorough introduction to our specialized pediatric environment and includes: ​​​​​​​
  • System-level classes 
  • Specialty-specific classes 
  • Orientation at the bedside with a team of preceptors 
  • Simulations 
  • Hands-on training and practice of clinical skills early in the program to increase confidence at the bedside 
  • Classes with tips on easing your transition, covering topics like cultivating a healthy work culture, building resilience, addressing moral distress, educating patients and families, developing leadership skills, and growing your career at Children’s 

Children's residency tracks:

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Critical care

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Emergency services


​​​​​​​General patient care

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Neonatal intensive care

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Operating Room

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Specialized care areas, like transplant and inpatient rehabilitation