Nurse Residency Program
Dear New Graduate Nurse,
Welcome to the Pediatric Nurse Residency Program at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. The program is designed to cultivate the new graduate RN through the transition from student to professional RN and provide the new RN with specific knowledge, tools and experiences 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 practice settings.
Beginning in 2013, we will hire two groups of new nurse residents each year: one group in March and one group in the summer. During our 24-month program, nurse residents rotate through various pediatric specialty units in the hospital, gaining valuable knowledge and clinical experiences in pediatric nursing. The experiences during the pediatric nurse residency will culminate in eligibility for national certification as a pediatric nurse.