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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 2019 Cohort will open August 6, 2018

February 2019 cohort:

  1. Applicants must graduate between August 2018 and December 2018.
  2. Applicants may only apply to one of the three tracks below.
  3. Deadline for all documents is Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Want to know more about the Residency Program? Attend our virtual meeting. Nurse Residency invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:

  • Topic: Cohort 27 Application Meeting
  • Time: Friday, September 21, 2018, 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US and Canada)
  • Join: From PC, Mac, Linus, iOS or Android

Join the meeting


  • Interview Week: October 15-19, 2018
  • Selection of Residents and Notification: October 29, 2018
  • Start of Residency: February 4, 2019

*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