Nursing Professional Development
Nurse Residency Program
The Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month program for nurses with no previous experience transitioning to their professional role as a nurse. This program includes curriculum for eight seminars in which there is group discussions, simulations, facilitators, and content experts to guide the resident during their first year of practice. Learn more about the Nurse Residency Program.
Nursing Professional Advancement Program
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia holds nursing practice to the highest standards, supporting the achievement of high quality patient care and professional nursing advancement. Professional practice is the core of nursing and each nurse is expected to assume professional autonomy. The Professional Advancement Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is based on the seminal work of Dr. Patricia Benner (1982) From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. Learn more about the Nursing Professional Advancement Program.
The Periop 101 Transition-to-Practice Program
The Periop 101 Transition-to-Practice Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia begins with the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses’ (AORN) five-week Periop 101 course. This course includes formalized classroom instruction, hands-on skills labs, simulations and clinical experience with a preceptor. Following the completion of the Periop 101 course, new hires continue to complete a comprehensive unit-based orientation. During this program new-to-practice and experienced nurses without operating room experience learn the fundamental principles surrounding how to safely practice as an operating room nurse. Learn more about the Periop 101 Transition-to-Practice Program.