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Nursing Residency (Transition to Practice Program)

American Nurses Credentialing Center Practice Transition Program accreditation logoThe Pediatric Nurse Residency Program at Children's National Hospital, also known as our Transition to Practice Program (TPP), is Accredited with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The TPP is also recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). The 12-month program is designed to provide the nurse resident with an opportunity to transition into the role of a professional nurse under the guidance and support of our clinical nursing staff, nurse educators and program facilitators.

The program includes didactic and simulated learning combined with hands-on training in the clinical practice based environment, facilitating the nurse resident's transition from novice to competent nurse. Additionally, the program aims to create a strong social network that fosters a sense of community, support, resiliency building and professional development.

The TPP is offered twice a year to newly-licensed graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates with less than one year of clinical experience are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.

Applications for the TPP are generally available in early November for the winter program and late January for the summer program. Summer 2021 positions will be posted on March 15, 2021.

Access the program description and read more about our nursing careers at Children's National.

Residency Program Details

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Meet Heather Walsh

Meet Heather Walsh, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CHSE, CPN, the Simulation Education Specialist in the Board of Visitors (BOV) Simulation Program. She’s been at Children’s National for over 15 years. Her nickname is "The Tap Dancing Nurse."

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