Medical-Surgical and Subspecialty Nursing
Our nurse resident alumni share their experiences within Medical-Surgical and Subspecialty Nursing.
The Medical-Surgical and Subspecialty track in our accredited nurse residency program provides the broadest possible exposure to pediatric 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.
Complete the online application for the specialty track of choice. This link is only available during the application window.
Resume, essay and transcript:
Submit your professional resume, essay and transcript to: email@example.com.
Essay-In a single APA 7th edition formatted essay, please answer the following prompts using these subheadings:
Nursing school transcript-unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Letters of recommendation:
Two (2) letters of recommendation from references who can attest to your clinical skills, such as a clinical professor or preceptor. Letters must be submitted by your references and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be accepted, the letter of recommendation must be completed on the template. Download the letter of recommendation template by clicking the button below. Letters of recommendation are not accepted from applicants.
- 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.
- At the end of Phase I, nurse residents will spend designated time with “Partners in Caring” such as pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, quality and many others.
- Nurse residents will also experience a designated clinical shift outside of their chosen clinic track.
- 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.