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Because childhood should be simple ...

One residency, three unique and exciting tracks! Welcome to the Nurse Residency program at Cook Children's Medical Center. 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 2017 Cohort will open April 3, 2017

October 2017 Cohort:

  1. Applicants must graduate between May 2017 and August 2017
  2. Applicants may only apply to one of the three tracks below.
  3. Deadline for all documents is Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5 PM Central Daylight Savings Time.

July 2018 Cohort
Applicants must graduate between December 2017 and May 2018.


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

Medical-Surgical & Subspecialty Nursing track

Care for children with a wide age-range and a variety of exciting and complex diagnoses. This track is designed to give you the broadest possible exposure to pediatric nursing and challenge your critical thinking skills.

Medical-Surgical & Subspecialty Nursing

Critical Care
Nursing track

Care for critically ill children in a collaborative team environment. This track will challenge you to learn and grow quickly in pediatric, cardiovascular, and neonatal intensive care and emergency nursing.

Critical Care Nursing

Nursing track

Be a part of an incredible team working in a state-of-the-art environment. This track gives you opportunities that few new nurses experience. Preparing children and families for surgery.

Peri-operative Nursing

Magnet-designated hospital

Cook Children's is a 421-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.


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