Memorial Hermann 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 health care 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.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Memorial Hermann Health System Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

Program Specifics

Be sure to apply early for a better chance to get your first choice location and clinical specialty!

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.


  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum Nursing GPA of 3.0.

  • Completion of nursing degree (ADN or BSN) from an accredited program with less than 12 months of experience.

  • Current, unencumbered Texas RN license.

  • BLS Certification.


  • Applications for the Nurse Residency Program open at minimum three times per year in the Spring, Fall, Summer and throughout the year as positions become available. Once hired, your cohort will be determined by your start date.

  • Applicants can attend information sessions about the program.  Details about these sessions will be delivered to applicants by recruiters after your application is submitted.

  • Start date for the next cohort is July 2024.

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.
Important Cohort Dates (left to right):

  • May Graduates should apply in February, cohort start date is July
  • August Graduates should apply in May, cohort start date is October
  • December Graduates should apply in September, cohort start date is February
Looking for New Grad RN Opportunities? Open roles for new graduate nurses with less than one year of experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Internal Candidates

Nurse Residency Program Alumni

See what past residents learned, how they grew and what they’ve gotten from the program.
Desribe your experience in the Nurse Residency Program: “You get out of school thinking, 'do I know how to be a nurse?' And then you have these preceptors that are challenging you to learn or exhibit all of the stuff you are supposed to learn from school, and you realize you actually do know something. Luckily they are there to support that, and you come out the program feeling comfortable and confident. The program makes you feel proud of picking that career and being able to go in the right direction.” - Vanessa G., Critical Care RN
How did the Nurse Residency Program leaders help you prepare to be a professional nurse? “Our educators and residency coordinators are always encouraging us to do more, and so I’ve gotten involved in our unit practice council. Now I sit on the nurse residency board as a former residency member so I can advocate for our new nurses. The program not only teaches you to be a nurse outside of school, it pushes you forward in everything.” - Austin J., Critical Care RN
What was the Nurse Residency Program like for you? “I was assigned a preceptor in the Nurse Residency Program that would really just go with us, and from room to room show us everything in the ER and really how to function as a nurse. The program gave us a person to shadow, they weren’t just like ‘okay you got this’ it’s a lot of hand holding and then letting you go when you’re ready.” - Jennifer B., ER RN
What advice would you give your younger self about starting the program? “If I could talk to my young self, I would tell her to not be afraid to speak up. The Nurse Residency Program is there for you, make it your own and do what’s best for you to grow.” - Thione T., Critical Care RN
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