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Nurse Residency Program

One residency, three unique and exciting tracks! Welcome to the Nurse Residency program at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. By participating in this competitive pediatric nurse residency, graduate nurses will accelerate their transition from students to professional pediatric nurses.

During our 12-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.

The October 2021 Cohort will be deferred until February 2022. We invite applicants graduating with a BSN: Between August 2021 – December 2021 to apply.

February 2022 Cohort:

  1. Applicants must graduate with a BSN between Between August 2021 – December 2021.
  2. Applicants may only apply to one of the three tracks below.
  3. Applications close September 9, 2021. No documents are accepted after the deadline.
  4. Please be advised that no documents are accepted until August 2, 2021

Applicant eligibility

  • Graduated from an accredited baccalaureate nursing program (BSN) or an entry-level master's of nursing program (MSN).
  • Must be applying to serve in his or her first professional nursing role.
  • Disqualifications:
    • Associate degree only
    • Previous work experience as a licensed professional nurse
    • Candidates graduating with an Associate Degree-to-BSN who have previous work experience as a licensed professional nurse
    • Candidates with an LPN-to-BSN with previous work experience as a licensed professional nurse
    • Does not graduate within the time frame (no exceptions are granted)
  • Must pass the NCLEX prior to the start of the residency.
  • Applicants who have previously applied to the nurse residency program are ineligible to reapply.
  • Applicants may only apply to one of the three tracks.

TimelineTimeline: Please check the website for updated information in August 2021

  • Interview Notification: TBD
  • Interview Week: TBD
  • Selection of Residents and Notification: TBD
  • Start of Residency: TBD

*Timeline dates are subject to change.

Scheduled Zoom Meetings

Meeting #1: Nurse Residency is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. This is an informational session that is optional for you to attend if you'd like to learn more about our program as well as ask any questions you may have.

  • Topic: Cook Children's Nurse Residency Program - Zoom Meeting #1
  • Time: Check back for updated information
  • Join: From PC, Mac, Linus, iOS or Android

Meeting ID: 917 7702 2325
Passcode: 611282

Join the meeting

Meeting #2: Nurse Residency invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

  • Topic: Cook Children's Nurse Residency Program - Meeting #2
  • Time: Check back for updated information
  • Join: From PC, Mac, Linus, iOS or Android

Meeting ID: 972 4436 5606
Passcode: 611282

Join the meeting

Click on a track below for detailed information and to apply:

Medical-surgical & subspecialty information

Critical care information

Peri-operative information

CCNE Accredited

CCNE accredited

The employee-based nurse residency program at Cook Children’s Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)

Magnet-designated hospital

Cook Children's is a 443-bed Magnet®-designated hospital, ranked as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. We are a tertiary-level, state-of-the art regional medical center with the Promise "to improve the health of every child in our region." Learn more about Cook Children's Medical Center.

More information

Questions regarding Cook Children's Nurse Residency program may be directed, through email, to Nancy Murphy, Nurse Residency Program Assistant, at nurse.residency@cookchildrens.org. You may also call 682-885-7596, Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central.

Our nurse residency brochure

Residency at Cook Children's