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Houston Methodist Nurse Residency Program
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.

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 project
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)
  • Recommended Nursing GPA of 3.0 or greater (HMH Medical Center requirement is 3.2 or greater)
  • Letters of recommendation upon request
  • Must be your very first nursing job – change to Less than six months of 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 June/July
HM NRP  starts  August
June 1st through June 15th October November
September 1st through September 15th January/
Transition to Practice classes
 start January /February
HM NRP starts March

For further information please email

Participating Locations

Houston Methodist Hospital – Texas Medical Center
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX 77521

Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital (Nassau Bay)
18300 St John Drive
Houston, TX 77058

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Freeway M1827
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77385

Houston Methodist West Hospital
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital
701 South Freeway Rd
Katy, TX 77450

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 Tomball Parkway
Houston, Texas 77070

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