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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.

Applications for the October 2018 Cohort will open April 9, 2017

October 2018 cohort:

  1. Applicants must graduate between May 2018 and August 2018.
  2. Applicants may only apply to one of the three tracks below.
  3. Deadline for all documents is Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.


  • Interview Week: July 9-13, 2018
  • Selection of Residents and Notification: July 23, 2018
  • Start of Residency: October 1, 2018

*Timeline dates are subject to change.

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 nurse residency program at Cook Children's is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (

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 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