Medical-Surgical and Subspecialty Nursing
Our nurse resident alumni share their experiences within Medical-Surgical and Subspecialty Nursing.
At Cook Children's, we believe that preparing our nurses to provide compassionate, family-centered care to our patients and families is of the utmost importance. The skills you will learn here will also give you the tools to educate children with a variety of complex diagnoses about their condition and teach them and their family members how to manage their care.
The Medical-Surgical and Subspecialty track in our accredited nurse residency program provides the broadest possible exposure to pediatric nursing.
Nurse residents in this track will care for patients with diagnoses such as:
- Hematology disorders
- Childhood cancer
- Endocrine issues
- Respiratory diseases
- Behavioral health concerns
- Transitional care
- Rehabilitation needs
- And much, much more
1. Online: Fill out and submit specialty track application and questionnaire
Upload professional resume
2. Email the following to email@example.com
In a single APA 7th edition formatted essay, please answer the following prompts using these sub headings:
In 500 words or less, share a life experience that contributed to your own personal growth.
In 500 words or less, share an experience when you demonstrated a personal attribute which could enhance your ability to practice professional pediatric nursing and function effectively on a team.
In 500 words or less, share an experience from your employment or volunteer work where you demonstrated professionalism and perseverance.
Nursing school transcript
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. References must submit completed recommendations via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each 4-week rotation provides specialty unit hands-on experience with the pediatric patient.
- Each nurse resident works with a unit guide. Nurse residents benefit from the knowledge and guidance of an experienced nurse in the clinical setting as they deliver patient care together.
- Throughout Phase I nurse residents spend designated time with "Partners in Caring" such as pharmacy, respiratory therapy, radiology, laboratory and many others.
- The purpose of this experience is to increase collaboration between interdisciplinary partners and nursing to identify opportunities for improving patient outcomes.
- Phase II begins with each nurse resident receiving a unit assignment. A matching process determines nurse residents placement into open positions after considering all three of these components:
- Organizational needs include unit openings and varied shift availability (days, nights and weekends).
- Unit leadership and staff provide input into the placement of each nurse resident for each specialty unit.
- Nurse residents have the opportunity to express their feedback for each specialty unit.
- Throughout the program, all nurse residents in all specialty tracks will attend eight-hour class days as a cohort.
- The classes provide an interactive learning environment to increase engagement, clinical knowledge and professional growth.
- During Phase II, in addition to the nurse residency classes, unit specific classes are provided for each clinical specialty area through unit-specific orientation.
Questions regarding Cook Children's Nurse Residency program may be directed via email to the Nurse Residency program assistant at email@example.com.