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Post-Baccalaureate Pediatric Nurse Residency Program

General Information

The Post-Baccalaureate Pediatric Nurse Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan is designed  for BSN prepared RNs with less than one year or no nursing experience (Graduate Nurses).  Those applying to this program are applying for paid, full-time RN positions. 

Nurse Residents are taught to

  • Provide safe pediatric nursing care
  • Use effective communication strategies
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills and use of resources
  • Maintain professional accountability for ongoing education  


To Apply: Click on http://www.dmc.org/careers/ 
Apply December 1-20  2016 for the February 2017 Program!

  • Go to Career's website and create an account
  • Choose "Nursing-Licensed" and "Children's Hospital of Michigan" from dropboxes
  • Search for posting "Graduate Nurses/Nurse Residency"
  • Be sure to upload your Resume and Cover Letter. Cover Letter should include:
  • 400-500 word Goal Statement describing your Nursing Goals
  • Include Your 1st and 2nd top unit choices (See website for unit descriptions)
  • Program Requirements:
    1) BSN     2) Michigan RN Licensure by January 23rd   3)Graduation from accredited BSN college 

    Nurse Residency Pediatric Nursing Specialities

    • Infant-Toddler Neurosciences, Infectious Disease, Respiratory Mngt and Med/Surg- 6 EAST
    •  Hematology/Oncology, Renal and Bone Marrow Transplant- 6 WEST
    • Surgical Step down, Burns, Trauma and Physical Rehabilitation- 5 EAST
    • School-Age Neurosciences, Peds Diabetes Management,  and Med/Surg - 5 WEST
    • PICU and Intermediate Care -PICU experience highly preferred - 4 WEST
    • NICU- Neonatal Progressive and Intensive Care
    • Pediatric Emergency Department/ Observation Unit
    • *Pediatric O.R.

    Graduate Nurses interested in O.R. Nursing should follow application instructions
    and dates on this website.  Those hired will participate in an O.R. focused
     orientation program separate from the Pediatric Nurse Residency after introductory
    nursing orientation classes.

    Click links below, or to the right for more Nurse Residency Program Information 
    When to Apply~ Timeline/Requirements
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Nursing Residency Brochure

    For questions about the Post-Baccalaureate Pediatric Nurse Residency Program, please contact:

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