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. Those who accept positions are expected to maintain a 2-year employment commitment.

Nurse Residents are taught to:

  • Provide safe pediatric nursing care following pediatric practice standards and policies
  • Use effective communication strategies with pediatric populations and families
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills and use of pediatric resources
  • Maintain professional accountability for ongoing education

Application Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Pediatric Nurse Residency Program Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from Accredited University
  2. Michigan RN licensure 3 weeks before program start
  3. American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification (Not Red Cross)
  4. Ability to work 12 hour shifts, off shifts and weekends
  5. Two-year work commitment to Children's Hospital of Michigan

How To Apply

  • Go to
  • Choose Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Choose “Nursing” from under the Category dropbox
  • Apply to RN positions at Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Include your expected BSN program graduation date on resume

Program Start

The Pediatric Nurse Residency Program start dates begin annually in February, July and October.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply for  the Pediatric Nurse Residency  program positions?

  • Anytime, however it’s recommended that BSN graduates apply 3-4 months before the program start date (Program start dates are Feb, July and October annually)

What  are the different nursing specialties at Children’s Hospital of Michigan?

  • Pediatric Neuro, Endocrine, Respiratory and Med/Surg  (6East, 5West)
  • Pediatric Burns, Surgical Step down , and Med/Surg (5Eeast)
  • Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, BMT and Renal (6West)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Dept. and Observation

Do I need to provide recommendation letters

  • Yes, please bring your recommendation letters to any interviews you may have

Why must I have RN licensure 2-3 weeks before the program start?

  • To ensure Licensed RN positions are fulfilled timely and eliminate orientation delays

What happens if I do not have my RN Licensure in time?

  • The applicant becomes ineligible for that Residency Program
  • The candidate may apply for the next offered Pediatric Nurse Residency Program

What should I do if I don't have an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS card?

  • New employees must have the AHA Healthcare Provider certification at their start date
  • Only AHA Healthcare Provider certification is accepted, Not Red Cross or other certifications
  • Please reference the AHA website, or look in your community for classes if you do not have one