Texas Children's Hospital - Nurse Residency Program (April 2022)

Position: Texas Children's Hospital - Nurse Residency Program (April 2022)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Shift: Multiple

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.     Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.     To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.    Equal Opportunity Employer    Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.   


Ignite Your Career with the Texas Children’s Hospital

Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program 


Our innovative program assists graduate nurses transition from student nurse to professional nurse through a variety of opportunities and an ongoing network of support.  Specifically designed for graduates with an interest in pediatric, adult cardiac, or obstetric nursing, this program introduces you to the realities of clinical practice. Group problem-solving, critical thinking exercises and hands-on clinical applications will provide you with the tools and resources necessary to discover your full potential. 


We are a Magnet designated facility

The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. As one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, our exceptional clinical practice and dedication to lifelong learning is a vital component in ensuring the delivery of high-quality care. 


We are Accredited with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™

The ANCC’s PTAP™ sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses into new practice settings. This accreditation means Texas Children’s Hospital Nurse Residency Program delivers the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors new nurses need to deliver safe, high-quality care. 


Responsibilities :

  • Perform and document assessments of the patient/family including bio-physical, psychosocial, developmental (age-appropriate), cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner 
  • Analyze situations, anticipate potential problems, and detect changes in patient status 
  • Involve patient/family in the patient’s plan of care 
  • Implement high quality, cost effective patient care in conjunction with the patient/family
  • Evaluate and document patient’s response to the care provided and recognize the patient’s progress toward meeting the desired outcomes and discuss with the patient/family 
  • Educate patient and family; assess patient/family learning needs, capabilities, preferences, and readiness to learn prior to teaching 
  • Demonstrate commitment to team; flexibility; professional, interpersonal communication; critical thinking; and excellent customer service skills 
  • Be accountable for managing time and resources effectively 
  • Be accountable for maintaining professional development of self and participate in the development of others 
  • Participate in achieving hospital / unit goals 


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.



  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing before April 1, 2022 with your degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas required by April 1, 2022
  • Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association required by April 1, 2022


  • Knowledge of the principals of biological, physical, and social science
  • Ability to apply the nursing process: observe, assess, intervene, evaluate, care, and counsel 
  • Administration of medications or treatments
  • Administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing practices, policies, and procedures
  • Developmental (age-appropriate) nursing practices
  • Ability to demonstrate positive and appropriate interpersonal skills
    Good resource and time management skills, flexibility, strong oral and written communication and ability to operate unit-specific equipment 

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Application deadline is 5:00pm, CST on March 4, 2022.


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