Nurse Residency Program At Children’s: Ambulatory Track

At Children’s Nebraska, we strive to provide nurses with comprehensive education and training. We are committed to ensuring that you are part of a program that meets your individual needs and interests.

That is why our Nurse Residency Program offers two ambulatory tracks for residents to choose from: Primary Care or Specialty Practice. The Ambulatory Track is for graduate nurses who have an Associate or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Program Structure & Curriculum

Upon hire, you will complete new orientation for employees and attend our skills validation course in our clinical skills lab. After the skills lab you will begin orientation to pediatric nursing with a preceptor in your new area.

The Nurse Residency Program cohort meetings focus on incorporating these key concepts into your practice:

  • Family-centered care
  • Communication Skills
  • Well-being Initiatives
  • Nursing care for common conditions
  • Professional Development
  • Evidence-Based Practice

Program activities are engaging using case studies, simulation, and creative learning. All activities promote the development of your critical thinking skills to anticipate pediatric patient care needs. Each cohort meeting includes time for debriefing and coping skills. Support is a key element in developing self-assurance.

Areas Of Practice

Ambulatory nurse residents can be hired into one of our specialty clinics or one of our Children’s Physicians primary care offices.

Primary Care:

If you are hired into a Children’s Physician’s office, you will work with pediatricians and nurse practitioners to provide pediatric primary care. You may be hired at one of the following locations:

  • Bellevue
  • Council Bluffs
  • Creighton
  • Dundee
  • Eagle Run
  • Embassy Park
  • Gretna
  • Mission Village
  • Spring Valley
  • UNMC Nebraska Medical Center
  • Val Verde
  • West Village Point

Shifts are on weekdays with occasional Saturdays and extended hours (through 7 p.m.) in certain offices. If you are assigned the Council Bluffs location, there are some shifts that go until 8:30 p.m.

Specialty Clinics:

Children’s has the largest group of specialty pediatric providers in Nebraska, located primarily at the main campus, 8200 Dodge St. Nurse residents will be hired into one of the larger nurse clinics so that mentoring and support are available as pediatric nursing practice begins. Some areas of hire include, but are not limited to the following:

Shifts are on weekdays, primarily business hours. Click here to see a full list of all the specialty care we provide.

Next Steps

Learn more about eligibility and the application process.
Contact [email protected] for more information.


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