Pediatric Nurse Residency Program

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RN Residency Program

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, Nemours 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, Georgia, 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.

About Our 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 
  • inter-professional 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

Frequently Asked Questions

August and March of each year.

Must attend all eight nurse residency sessions.

An individual with no previous nursing experience.

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. 

Nurse residency openings will be posted on and you can apply accordingly.

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

Times may vary based on need.

Yes, you are paid your registered nurse rate.

The number of hires is based on need.

Apply Now

Nurse residency openings are posted on Nemours Job Search