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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 February 2020 Cohort will open August 6, 2019 and close September 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time

February 2020:

  1. Applicants must graduate with a BSN between August and December 2019.
  2. Applicants may only apply to one of the three tracks below.
  3. Deadline for all documents is Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. No documents are accepted after the deadline.


  • Interview Week: October 14-18 ONLY
  • Selection of Residents and Notification: October 28, 2019
  • Start of Residency: February 3, 2020

*Timeline dates are subject to change.

Scheduled Zoom Meetings

Meeting #1: Nurse Residency is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

  • Topic: Cohort 30 Zoom Meeting #1
  • Time: Aug 16, 2019 10:30 a.m. Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Join: From PC, Mac, Linus, iOS or Android

Join the meeting

Meeting #2: Nurse Residency invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

  • Topic: Cohort 30: Zoom Meeting #2
  • Time: Sep 17, 2019 01:00 p.m. Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Join: From PC, Mac, Linus, iOS or Android

Join the meeting

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