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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

Who is eligible for the Nurse Residency Program?

Our Nurse Residency Program is available for new graduate nurses, including Children’s employees who have completed nursing school. Graduate nurses must have completed their bachelor’s degree in nursing within the six months prior to the designated start date. Any graduate nurse applying for the Nurse Residency Program must have an overall college GPA of 3.0 at minimum to apply.

Special consideration may be given to current Children’s employees enrolled in an associate degree program prior to August 2012. These employees must commit to all Nurse Residency Program requirements & expectations. Completion of a BSN program is expected by December 2015. 

If I have experience as a nurse, will I need to participate in the Nurse Residency Program?

If, upon application, the new graduate nurse possesses less than six months experience as an RN, the nurse must apply to the Nurse Residency Program.

What if I haven’t taken my boards or found out if I passed the test? Can I still be hired into the Nurse Residency Program?

Graduate nurses must have successfully completed the NCLEX exam and possess an active nursing license in Nebraska or compact state prior to starting employment at Children’s in the Nurse Residency Program.