Transition to Practice Nurse Residency (TTPNR)

Nurse residents in teaching environment

Nationwide Children’s Hospital welcomes new graduate nurses who are eligible to participate in the Transition to Practice Nurse Residency program.  Nationwide Children’s wants to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in your academic career by supporting you in your transition from nursing student to professional nurse. 

In addition to the hospital and unit/area-based orientations, our experienced nurse residency team will provide educational experiences and rounding on individual units.

Our residency can help you feel more empowered and increase your career satisfaction by:

  • increasing your confidence, competence and critical thinking skills
  • strengthening your communication and organizational skills
  • facilitating interprofessional relationships
  • improving nurse sensitive indicators and patient care outcome knowledge

Residency Tracks

Nationwide Children’s has two tracks available, with placement determined by the hiring units or areas:

  • Acute Care Nurse Residency
  • Critical Care Nurse Residency

Our evidence-based curriculum is grounded in:

  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation
  • Graduate nurse competencies established by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCBSN) model
  • Standards of practice at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Core topics integrated into the monthly seminar activities and discussion include: clinical knowledge, clinical skills, communication, collaboration, safety, quality improvement, information technology and professionalism. In addition, monthly rounding on nurse residents, feedback, and ongoing needs assessments shape the curriculum content on a cohort-to-cohort basis.

New Nationwide Children’s Hospital RNs who received RN licensure within the last 12 months or RNs who have been referred by their manager, are eligible to participate in the program.

Each track begins a new cohort several times throughout the year. New graduate RNs who have been accepted to enter the residency program will begin in the next available cohort after hospital orientation.


  1. Received RN licensure within last 12 months
  2. Received approval/selection from unit leader(s)
  3. Agreement to attend and actively participate in the 12 monthly 4 hour seminars

We look forward to helping you transition into your nursing profession!