Nurse Residency Program

CHOP’s 12-month Nurse Residency program 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.
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.

Intensive Care Units

Medical/Surgical Units

Questions? Contact Nurse Resident Talent Acquisition Specialist Kristin Marnie at