Pediatric RN Residency Program

A 12-month foundational program for recent nursing graduates or otherwise eligible nurses



The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric RN Residency is dedicated to providing a 12-month foundational program for the graduate or otherwise eligible nurse to provide the support and knowledge to grow into a competent pediatric professional practitioner. In addition to hospital nursing orientation, the RN Residency Program consists of:

  • 56 hours of general classes within the first 12 weeks
  • Four-hour Survive & Thrive sessions, scheduled regularly from month 3 to month 12 (total of 28 hours)

These classes will be accompanied by preceptor-led orientation to the unit of hire, unit specific classes and training, looping opportunities to other hospital departments and services, simulation, a mentor program, clinical debriefings, and self-care sessions. All new graduate nurses are expected to actively participate in the RN Residency Program.

Next Residency Class / Important Application Dates

Next
Residency Class
Start Date
Applications
Accepted
RN Residency Interview Event Proof of Florida Licensure Required by
Mar 4, 2019 Dec 3-6, 2018 Jan 9, 2019 Feb 25, 2019
Aug 5, 2019 May 1-4, 2019 June 7, 2019 July 29, 2019
Dec 9, 2019 Aug 5-8, 2019 Sept 12, 2019 Dec 2, 2019

To submit an online application during open dates:

  • For external applicants, go to our career website and search for "RN New Graduate Pediatric Residency Program - St. Pete, Florida"
  • For internal applicants, go to Success Factors and click Careers. Search for "RN New Graduate Pediatric Residency Program - St. Pete, Florida"

For your application to be considered complete, you must upload the following required documentation:

  1. Resume (including ALL nursing experience and education)
  2. Cover Letter (detailing interest in Pediatrics and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital) and 2 Letters of Recommendation on letterhead from direct supervisors (if working in a clinical setting), professors, or preceptors. All 3 documents should be combined as 1 PDF and uploaded under the Cover Letter tab.

*Internal applicants - 1 letter of recommendation must be from your direct supervisor, manager or director.
**Note - Cover Letter and 2 Letters of Recommendation should be combined into 1 PDF and uploaded under the Cover Letter tab. 

Receipt of all documentation will complete your application. Documentation must be received by the dates listed above, in order for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications may not be considered. 

Please note that once you hit submit/apply (finalize your application) you cannot go back into this position and edit or add any missing information.

For information regarding the application process, uploading application documents (resume, cover letter and reference letters are all required at the time of application) and the RN Residency Interview Event, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

View our Frequently Asked Questions


Eligibility

Residency Program Requirements for New Hire or Transfer:

  • All external applicants must have a BSN to be eligible for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital RN Residency Program. Current Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital employees who have an ASN are eligible to apply to the program.
  • Candidates who have less than six months work experience as an RN prior to cohort start date
  • Current Florida RN License will be required at least one week prior to start date

If you plan to apply to future cohorts, please visit this web page for updates.

Transfer Guidelines

An RN Resident will not be eligible for transfer to another unit/department until two years from the completion of their orientation, except with Administrative approval.

RN Residency Program Description

Initial Cohort Classes

The first 12 weeks of the RN Residency Program serve to introduce the new graduate nurse to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the role of the registered nurse, and patient care. Foundational knowledge will be explored, including safety, conflict management, prioritization, communication, and time management. Resources within the hospital will be presented as the resident is immersed in the support of the team. (The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital RN Residency Program classes will begin following New Employee Orientation and general Nursing Orientation).

Survive & Thrive Classes

Survive & Thrive is an extension of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital RN Residency Program. These 4 hour sessions are held every 6-8 weeks and begin during the third month of RN resident orientation. The educational topics presented in these sessions will build upon the foundational knowledge provided during the resident's first 12 weeks class time, while providing an introduction to professional development. The resident will be introduced to the Mentor Program and continue to receive support through peer interaction with the Self-Care Team and Clinical Debriefings.

Unit Specific Education & Training

RN Residents will receive education & training specific to the unit that they are hired to, in addition to the general RN Residency cohort classes.

Preceptor-led Orientation

RN Residents will be paired with preceptors for the length of their orientation.  The preceptor will oversee the clinical development of the RN Resident and will evaluate the RN Resident’s competency levels.

Simulation

The RN Residency Program utilizes a variety of teaching methodologies throughout the curriculum.  One such method is simulation.  The RN Residents will have the opportunity to participate in simulations in our Simulation Center, to receive hands-on training with real-world applications in a safe environment.

Mentor Program

This program focuses on the introduction of the RN resident to the world of mentoring. The RN resident will learn the difference between a mentor and a preceptor, and will receive guidance in the determination of a mentor. The mentor and RN resident will receive instruction, support, and encouragement regarding their relationship. The program is facilitated by the Mentor Team.  

Self-Care Team 

This program provides the RN Resident with information on self-care during their new career as a registered nurse. The Support Team sessions provide the opportunity for discussion and sharing of experiences encountered in the practice setting, with a focus on maintaining and supporting the self. The program is facilitated by the Support Team.

Clinical Debriefing

The debriefing sessions provide the opportunity for RN Resident to discuss and analyze scenarios, challenges, and successes in the clinical setting while receiving support and encouragement from peers.