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Cook Children's is a 421-bed Magnet-designated hospital, ranked in 2012-13 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."
We are now welcoming three cohorts each year: January, June, and September.
January 2014 Cohort:Applicants must graduate between July and December of 2013.
June 2014 Cohort:Applicants must graduate between December 2013 and May of 2014.
September 2013 Cohort:Applicants must graduate between May and August of 2013. We are currently accepting applications for this cohort. The deadline for this cohort is June 28, 2013.
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.
In order to be considered for an interview, all documents must be received by the Education Department by the application deadline.
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Nurse ResidencyDepartment of EducationCook Children's Medical Center801 7th AvenueFort Worth, Texas 76104
A committee of nurse managers, nurse educators and the nurse residency managers will evaluate applications and select candidates for interviews. If you are selected for an interview, a recruiter from Human Resources will call to arrange an appointment.
The Pediatric Nurse Residency is a 12-month program divided into two segments, Phase I and Phase II. Key components of our Pediatric Nurse Residency Program include class curriculum,
At the beginning of the program, a mentor committed to supporting new staff members is paired with a nurse resident. That mentor is a personal professional contact, coach, and resource throughout the residency year.
Phase II placement
Upon placement on a permanent unit, each resident is assigned a unit preceptor and begins unit-specific orientation.
How many hours per week do the nurse residents work?This is a full-time position that requires 68-80 hours per two-week pay period for the full 52 weeks, including weekends. The number of hours per week change to accommodate both didactic and clinical time.
Will I be working weekends and holidays?Nurse Residents are full-time professional nurse employees. Thus, the schedule will include some weekends and holidays. Unit nurse managers and nurse educators collaborate to develop a schedule that best meets the resident's learning needs during the rotation. Generally, the nurse resident's schedule will be the same as the staff nurse mentor's schedule to whom the resident is assigned.
Do I get vacation time during my residency?Residents receive the same vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave allowance as all new nurses.
What benefits does the residency program offer?All health care and retirement benefits offered any new hire apply to those selected for Cook Children's Pediatric Nurse Residency Program.
What is a nurse resident hourly pay rate?Human Resources has the exact figures and will discuss pay and benefits with you.
What types of scrubs are allowed?You may wear any child-friendly, professional-looking scrub with close-toe shoes.
Who can answer any other questions I might have regarding the program?You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nancy Murphy at 682-885-7596 Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST.
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