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Nurse Residency Program

If you want to be an exceptional nurse today as well as tomorrow, start here. Through our Nurse Residency Program, we’re equipping our next generation of nurses with unmatched technical excellence as well as instilling in them the need for the compassionate, human dimension of care. This is where you can help move healthcare forward, work alongside the best and build your own career your own way.

In our cohort-focused model, you can grow and develop your nursing skills in a supportive setting. You’ll gain skills in three critical areas: leadership, quality outcomes and professional role. After you build a strong foundation, you’ll have opportunities across our system to continue to progress in your career.


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™ sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses into new practice settings. The ANCC’s PTAP accreditation means Memorial Hermann’s Nurse Residency Program delivers the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors new nurses need to deliver safe, high-quality care.

Several Memorial Hermann hospitals participate in the system’s Nurse Residency Program. The PTAP accreditation distinction marks the first for the system and reflects the standardization achieved.

The ANCC certifies individual nurses, recognizes healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program®, Pathway to Excellence®, and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care® Program, and accredits providers and approvers of continuing nursing education, nursing skills competency programs, and nurse residency and fellowship programs.

Accredited practice transition program with distinction – American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Accredited practice transition program with distinction - american nurses credentialing center.

The Program

  • The Mission of the Memorial Hermann Health System Nurse Residency Program is to build compassionate, quality-focused nurses by providing an exceptional transition to practice program.
  • Provides you a comprehensive transition-to-practice program that is supported by the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ curriculum and by ongoing Memorial Hermann Clinical Development programs.
  • Lasts 12 months and offers an interactive, evidence-based curriculum designed to build clinical skills and support the professional development of new nurses.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum Nursing GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion of nursing degree (ADN or BSN) from an accredited program.
  • Current, unencumbered Texas RN license.
  • BLS Certification.

Cohort Information

  • Applications for the next Nurse Residency Cohort will be accepted May 15-22, 2022 for those expecting to graduate from nursing school in August 2022.
  • Those selected after the application period will be invited to Match Days at the locations selected in the application. Details about Match Days will be delivered to applicants by recruiters after the application period is closed.
  • Start date for this cohort is October 2022.

How to Apply

For your application to be considered for the system Nurse Residency Program, you must complete an application via the Memorial Hermann careers website. Please follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete an online employment application. One position is posted for all locations and specialties – only apply to this position. Submit one application only – each applicant will be considered for all Memorial Hermann locations.

Step 2: Attach a current copy of your resume, transcripts and letters of recommendation to your application.

Step 3: If you qualify for the system Nurse Residency Match Day interview, you will receive a separate email from that will include a link to the Behavioral Assessment that must be completed within 48 hours of receiving the link. Please click the link and log in with the provided username and password. Those who do not complete the assessment within 48 hours of receipt may not be eligible to participate in the program.

Memorial Hermann will offer Nurse Residency Match Day interviews two or three times per year to give new graduates an opportunity to apply for Memorial Hermann's Nurse Residency Program. Once you've applied, a recruiter will contact you with specific dates, locations and instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for this program?

Completion of nursing degree (ADN or BSN) from an accredited program with a minimum Nursing GPA of 3.0, current Texas RN license or temporary permit and BLS certification. Degree requirement may vary by campus.

What is expected of me throughout the Nurse Residency Program?
We ask that you:
  • Successfully complete the NCLEX prior to the first day of employment.
  • Sign a Tuition Reimbursement Agreement and commit to two years of employment with Memorial Hermann when you accept employment in the System Nurse Residency Program.
  • Commit to attend and actively participate in the monthly nurse residency classes for the duration of the one-year program.
  • Complete all of the specialty core curriculum classes per specialty.
  • Complete an evidence-based project of your choice on your own or with a team.
  • Attend the Nurse Residency Graduation celebration at the end of the one-year program.
When will Memorial Hermann begin accepting applications for the Nurse Residency Program?

Announcements about when each Program will begin will go out on Memorial Hermann's Facebook page (Memorial Hermann Careers) in February, May and September.

What specialties are available at each campus?

Specialties offered at each campus will be listed in the job posting so you can make your selection during the application process.

Is the Nurse Residency Program available in all nursing specialties?

The Nurse Residency Program is available in many specialties including ICU, Trauma, Emergency, Perinatal, Perioperative, Acute Care and many more.

Which cohort should I apply to?

Follow the guide below:

How many positions are available in the Nurse Residency Program?

The number of positions varies by specialty and by campus. Once you apply, recruiters can provide additional details specific to the campus you're interested in.

Do I need to have NCLEX results before I can apply?

You can still apply before you receive your NCLEX results, but you will need to have successfully completed NCLEX before the first day the program begins.

Can I apply for the Nurse Residency Program at multiple Memorial Hermann locations?

Yes, however one application submission is all that is required. Each application will be considered for all Memorial Hermann locations and you will have the ability to indicate which locations you prefer during the application process.

Which campuses hire ADNs?

While ADNs are hired into the Nurse Residency Program, many of our campuses prefer BSN candidates. Additionally, ADN nurses who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a BSN program are preferable for hire.

Is Pre-Match Day Open House for all Memorial Hermann locations?

Pre-Match Day Open House scheduling varies by campus. Be sure to follow our Facebook page (Memorial Hermann Careers) for the most up to date event information.

Do I have to attend Pre-Match Day Open House to be considered for a New Grad position?

No, you do not have to attend to be considered. However, it is a great opportunity to network with leadership teams and specialty units in order to determine if it is a good fit for you and your career.

If I am invited to attend Match Day, but am unable to attend, can I still be considered for a GN position?

This will be handled on a case-by-case basis. However, to be fair to all candidates, it is strongly recommended that you attend.

If I am not selected to attend Match Day for my first choice campus, am I automatically invited to my second choice campus Match Day?

Campuses will host a second Match Day if all positions were not filled during the first Match Day.

How can I best prepare for Match Day?

In order to feel more prepared for Match Day, we recommend that you login early to your scheduled interview, dress professionally (suit if you have one), and prepare at least 5 questions to ask the leaders in your interview to determine if the unit and/or location is the right fit for you.

When will I get to choose my shift?

You could be chosen to work days or nights after orientation, depending on the needs of the unit, so be open and flexible to work either shift.

What is the Nurse Residency Program schedule?

The schedule requires working every other weekend (including Sundays) and rotating holidays in 12 hour shifts.

How long does orientation last?

Length of orientation is dependent upon the nursing specialty and the individual nurse’s progression. Timelines for each specialty area are used as a guide and can be tailored to meet the need of the nurse resident:

When are Nurse Residency Program classes, outside of my regular shift?

Program classes occur Monday – Friday in between scheduled clinical shifts. Upon hire, nurse residents are given the schedule of all required program classes so that they can plan accordingly.

How long does the M-F schedule of training last?

The first one or two weeks may consist of New Employee Orientation and Nursing Skills day however when you start on the unit, your schedule will vary and you are on 12 hour shifts; 3 days/week.

Will I receive books and materials to keep?

Any books or materials given to you during training will be yours to keep, however many training course materials may also come in the form of online learning and education.

How long is didactic training and where is it located?

The length of didactic training is dependent upon your specialty unit of hire. Courses usually occur, but are not limited to, the first two to three months of orientation and vary from in person training on your campus/local facility or virtual learning.

When will I be notified if I've been selected?

A recruiter will contact you with further instructions and details for your specified Match Day interview after the application period closes. Notification of acceptance may take up to one full month after the application closes.

If your application is selected, here are next steps:
  • Notification that your application has been selected via email (the same email address you used to apply with).
  • Receipt of an email from with a link to complete the assessment. *The assessment MUST be completed within 48 hours of receiving the link. Failure to do so may disqualify your application from consideration.
  • Invitation to attend a campus Match Day for interviews.
  • If selected for hire, you’ll receive an offer letter stating terms of your employment & participation in the Memorial Hermann Nurse Residency Program.
  • Submission of all required hiring documents, including Board of Nursing (BON) license verification.
  • Communication from the Recruiter and Manager about orientation and start date. For more information, visit

FAQs for Internal Candidates:

When should I talk to my leader about my new career in nursing or my intent to move into a new area?

As soon as you can! The earlier you talk with your leader about your intentions, the sooner they can plan for your transition and identify additional resources to support you.

Is the nurse residency program mandatory for a newly licensed RN?

Yes. Memorial Hermann is committed to providing newly licensed registered nurses (RNs) with the necessary tools and knowledge to help you successfully transition into competent bedside leaders and research shows the residency programs have been extremely effective in achieving this.

Do I have to apply for the facility/unit/care area I am currently working in?

No, you can apply to any facility or care area with an open nurse residency position.

When do applications open?

The NRP takes 3 cohorts per year with the application period occurring in February, May and September. Application dates will be announced on MH Now and on Memorial Hermann Careers Facebook page.

For more information, visit the System Nurse Residency OneSource page, or email

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