Students & Grads
Nurse Residency Program

Launching your nursing career is an exciting time, but can be a little frightening.

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.

  1. Key Features of the Nurse Residency Program

    • A 12-15 month program to facilitate transition into practice.
    • Curriculum follows Vizient/AACN program, focusing on leadership, professional role, critical thinking and patient outcomes
    • A series of thoughtfully developed classes that will enhance skills in critical thinking, assessment, leadership and clinical decision making
    • Required participation in monthly sessions
    • Transition from entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to clinical leader at the bedside
    • Develop effective decision making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
    • Incorporate research-based evidence into practice
    • Professional growth and development
    • Develop, implement and disseminate an evidence-based initiative.
  2. Application Requirements

    • Successful completion of an accredited BSN or MSN program
    • Eligible for RN licensure in Texas or GN permit (issued with your authorization to test)
    • Less than six months of licensed nursing experience

    In addition, please ensure that you have completed all the required elements in the registration process. If at any time you do not meet the requirements for the graduate nurse position, you will not be able to move forward in the registration process.

    How to Apply:

    To start your graduate nurse profile, please click the link below:

  3. Application Deadlines

    Online Registration Opens Employment Start Date Nurse Residency Cohort Start Date
    February 1 through February 15 June/July Transition to Practice classes
    start July/August
    HM NRP  starts August
    June 1st through June 15th September/October October/November
    September 1st through September 15th January/February Transition to Practice classes
    start February/March
    HM NRP starts March

For further information please email

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