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Nurse Residency Program

  1. Overview


    The mission of the HM NRP is to foster the professional growth and leadership development of the newly licensed nurse through personal connections and integration of innovative best practices, empowering them to gain the confidence and competence to transition from advanced beginner to competent professional nurse.

    Key Features of the Nurse Residency Program
    • A 13-15-month program that promotes a smooth transition into practice
    • Curriculum follows Vizient/AACN program, focusing on leadership, professional role, quality outcomes and scholarship for nursing practice
    • A series of thoughtfully developed classes that enhance skills in critical thinking skills, leadership, professional development, patient safety, and outcomes
    • Required participation in monthly sessions
    • Transition from entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to a competent professional nurse
    • Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
    • Provide clinical leadership at the bedside
    • Incorporate research-based evidence into practice
    • Professional growth and development
    • Promote lifelong commitment to the profession of nursing
    • Develop, implement, and disseminate an evidence-based project
    Expected Outcomes
    • Completion of the NRP,
    • Completion of an Evidence-Based Practice/Process Improvement Initiative (EBP/PI),
    • Satisfactory performance during clinical orientation and the first 12 months,
    • Satisfactory aggregate results on the surveys related to autonomy and satisfaction,
    • Completion and submission of a professional portfolio, and
    • Promotion from RN I to RN II.
  2. Application Requirements

    • Successful completion of an accredited BSN or entry level MSN program
      • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital ONLY: For Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) graduates, qualification and continued employment are contingent upon active pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and acquiring the BSN degree within 3 years
    • Eligible for RN licensure in Texas or GN permit (issued with your authorization to test)
    • Less than six months of licensed nursing experience
    • 3.0 Nursing GPA Preferred

    The application for the fall cohort has ended. Please check back in August to apply for the winter cohort. Stay up to date by join our Talent Network.

  3. Application Deadlines

    Online Registration Opens Employment Start Date Nurse Residency Cohort Start Date
    January 15th to February 15th, 2024 June/July Transition to Practice classes
    start July/August
    HM NRP  starts August
    May 24th through June 10th September/October October/November
    August 14th through September 15th January/February Transition to Practice classes
    start February/March
    HM NRP starts March

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Launching your nursing career is an exciting time, but can be challenging.

That's why Houston Methodist (HM) is strongly committed to its Nurse Residency Program (NRP), which ensures that our nurses do not start their journey alone, but are instead nurtured every step of the way.

Houston Methodist's Nurse Residency Program has been designed to take new baccalaureate prepared nurse graduates beyond their formal education.

A collaborative venture with the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™, the NRP offers support to baccalaureate prepared nurses by cultivating their leadership abilities and professional development.

Practical Solutions to Dilemmas that Nurses Often Face

Houston Methodist's CCNE accredited Nurse Residency Program offers practical solutions to dilemmas that nurses often face and has proven to be very effective in fostering confidence and guiding new nurse graduates through their transition to professional practice. In addition the new nurse develops confidence and clinical competency throughout the residency program.

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