RN Residency Fellowship

Program Overview

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours Children's is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors — through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: To treat their child as if they were our own.


Our Residency Program

Are you looking to grow your nursing career with a nursing team who has a passion for pediatrics and providing our patients and families with the highest quality of care? Our team is dedicated to:

  • Magnet designation 
  • Collaborative and supportive environment 
  • Interprofessional approach to patient care
  • Shared governance
  • Mentorship
  • Nursing excellence and high-quality patient care
  • Education and development for every career stage
  • Clinical advancement


  • BSN preferred
  • Must have or be eligible for Delaware Nurse License, license must be active upon hire
  • BLS Certification with the American Heart Association
  • Must be a newly licensed Registered Nurse with no previous professional nursing experience

Nurse Residency FAQs:

When do Nurse Residency tracks start?

August and March of each year.

Is it required that all new grads start on a track?


What is the length of the program?

12 months.

Is there a time commitment required?

Must attend all eight nurse residency sessions.

How often does the program run?

Two times a year.

What does the hospital consider a new grad? 

An individual with no previous nursing experience.

How is the program structured? 

There are eight sessions that encompass classroom discussions and simulations that tie into the unit-based orientation and skills confirmation. There is also a group project. Program finishes with graduation at our Legacy day. 

How do I know what position to apply for?

Nurse residency openings will be posted on Nemours.org/careers and you can apply accordingly.

Is the residency general entry or unit specific?

All new graduates are in the Graduate Nurse Essential Curriculum are hired in collaboration with Unit Programs.

When are the application periods?

Times may vary based on need.

Is the program required to enter the hospital? 


Is it paid?

Yes, you are paid your registered nurse rate.

How many new grads do you hire?

The number of hires is based on need.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff

Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

Explore Wilmington

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is located in Wilmington, Del., about 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Baltimore, Lancaster County, Pa. (“Amish Country”), and the beaches in Atlantic City and Delaware. There is much to do in and around the city, including mansion and garden tours, museums, breweries, wineries, fine restaurants and numerous state parks.

Learn More About Delaware:

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Delaware Tourism

Delaware’s Beaches

Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From world-class museums to its professional sports teams to the colorful, bustling districts of South Street, Chinatown and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

Learn More About the Philadelphia Area:

New Jersey Beaches

Pennsylvania Mountains

Apply Today

Application Requirements

Deadline: Times may vary based on need.

Nurse residency openings are posted on Nemours Job Search