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Nurse Residency Program

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Is your career calling for more purpose?

Nurse Residency Program Video
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A career with CHRISTUS Health is more than just a job, it’s a calling to serve patients, families and communities with dignity and compassion. Our nurse residency program ensures that your transition to our ministry is a successful one. The year-long residency will:
  • Expand and develop your nursing skills via face-to-face instruction, online courses and simulations.
  • Pair you with a trained preceptor to achieve skills progression and competencies.
  • Provide monthly professional development activities focused on your transition from that of a student to a professional.
  • Offer you the support of your cohort, consisting of others in similar roles, facing similar challenges.
Nurse Residency Program Video
Watch an overview of the Nurse Residency Program

Apply to the Nurse Residency Program

Select one of the regions below to learn more about our ministries and start the apply process: You can also click on a location on the map or on a logo below the map.

Frequently Asked Questions

-When does the application open and close?

The application will open annually in September and January. There are some instances when the application will open in May for summer graduates.

+What are the requirements to participate in the Residency Pathway?

  • New graduates and RNs with less than 6 months experience and who have not participated in another residency program are eligible
  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program
  • Complete the online application and upload the required documents
  • Complete an interview with a panel of our nursing leaders and be selected for a position
  • Before the residency cohort begins, successfully pass the NCLEX

+How do I apply?

Select the ministry or ministries that interest you most. Once on the ministry page, click join our team and available nurse residency jobs will populate.

+What happens after I apply?

Talent Acquisition will contact you once your application has been completed.

+How many residents will be hired?

The number of residents hired for each unit is determined in collaboration with the leaders of those clinical areas and is based on the number of units in the track and the number of staff vacancies. Candidates who are recommended for hire but not offered positions (based on hiring numbers) are placed on a wait list.

+How will I know whether or not I will be interviewed?

Our Talent Acquisition associates will first review your application to make sure it is complete.

+What is the interview process like?

All candidates are interviewed on the same day during our Residency Interview Expo. Your interview will be conducted by a panel of our directors and managers who represent the department that you are interested in joining. The date, time and location of the interview will be provided during your telephone call with Talent Acquisition.

+When will I know if I am being offered a position?

It is Talent Acquisitions goal to extend an offer as soon as possible. If you haven't been contacted within a week from the interview reach out to the Talent Acquisition recruiter.

+Am I required to sign a contract if I am offered a position?

No, you will not be required to sign a contract if you are offered a position.

+When will the cohort start?

Cohorts start in February, July, and October (for those that hire summer graduates).
Please note: this may vary among ministries.

+How long is the residency?

The CHRISTUS Health Nurse Residency Program is one year.

+I still have questions, who should I contact?

South Texas – Lauren Dunlap at
Northeast Texas – Sandra Vasquez at
Louisiana and Southeast Texas – Holly Hightower at