Providing quality, compassionate care is key to fulfilling our mission: to make life better for children. That’s why we make exceptional training opportunities a priority at Children’s Health. We recognize that it takes devoted and motivated nurses like you to continue to allow us to provide the superior care that has captured the attention of U.S. News & World Report. Children’s Health has been named one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation and is ranked in all ten specialties — a distinction enjoyed by no other pediatric hospital in the region.
Here you will learn from the best. Our exemplary nurses attained Magnet Designation, an elite award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet Designation recognizes superior nursing care— a benchmark of quality and adherence to best practices that places Children’s among the top 5 percent of pediatric hospitals in the country.
If you’re considering a career specializing in the care of children, Children’s Health offers the year-long UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program to transition new graduate nurses to professional practice. The program is designed for new graduate nurses from BSN programs who want to specialize in pediatric nursing. Residency opportunities are available in Critical Care Services, Acute Care Services, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Perioperative Services. The curricular framework provided by the Residency Program is designed to support the transition from advanced beginner to competent professional.
There are three residency programs per year in February, July, and October.
July 2017 Residency
Application open: January 2nd
Application close: February 10th
Nurse Residents are expected to wear business casual attire or approved hospital scrubs in accordance to Clinical Practice Policy 1.87 Dress Code for Clinical Employees and Contracted Clinicians.
The UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program is a yearlong residency built upon evidenced-based curriculum. During the program, nurse residents will participate in a series of learning and work experiences that are geared toward transition to a competent professional. At the end of the program, nurse residents will have improved confidence, competence, prioritization, communication skills, and decreased stress levels.
Upon completion of the NRP, the nurse resident will: