Nurse Residency Program

CHOP’s 12-month Nurse Residency helps new graduate nurses transition into their first professional roles.
Incorporate research-based evidence into practice. 
Engage in seminars, group discussions, and simulations.
Receive career guidance as you set professional goals. 
Program Requirements
  • Must have graduated from an accredited Nursing program (ASN, Diploma, BSN, MSN)
  • An active Pennsylvania Temporary Practice Permit or RN license
  • CPR certification ​​​​​​​
Clinical Tracks
We offer opportunities in the ICU setting, Medical/Surgical setting, and Emergency Department. Our Float Pool cohort rotates throughout the 12-month residency.
Post-Residency At the completion of the program, residents practicing in inpatient settings may be promoted to Clinical Nurse positions. Nurses are eligible to transfer departments after one year.
Applications will appear below when open.
Accreditation CHOP's Nurse Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and participates in the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program curriculum. 

Our program is based on the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program that helps transition new nurses into clinical roles and builds their confidence. CHOP's Nurse Residency Program also includes a focus on leadership, patient outcomes, and the role of the professional nurse.
Did You Know?
CHOP is expanding to become a fully private-room institution! Ongoing projects include a new Patient Tower, renovations to Main Hospital, and more.

Our Hiring Process

When do I apply?  
Positions are posted on our career site (and will appear on this page) throughout the year based on department needs.
Can I express interest in a specific unit? If selected to move forward, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your area of interest with members of our Talent Acquisition team. 
Who reviews my application?  Talent Acquisition screens candidates, then shares resumes and application details with Nursing managers.
How many units will I interview for?  Your application is open to any unit, but we will only schedule one in-person interview with one unit at a time. 
Any interview tips? Whether virtual or in person, this is your time to shine! We’re eager to learn why you’re pursuing pediatric nursing and what makes you a good fit for CHOP.
When is my start date? Start dates are on a rolling basis throughout the year and align with each unit’s need.
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes—Nurse Residents are hired in full-time, benefits-eligible positions.   

Intensive Care Units

Medical/Surgical Units

Behavioral Health

Nursing Operations Rotating Cohort
A unique opportunity to become competent in multiple subspecialties, our Nursing Operations Rotating Cohort (Float Pool) allows you to select a track—Medical/Surgical or Intensive Care—and float between its units (see above) throughout your 12-month residency. Both tracks include the roadmap of residency seminars and orientation classes.
Questions? Contact Nurse Resident Talent Acquisition Specialist Kristin Marnie at