Graduate Nurse Residency Program at Harris Health System

This 12-month program is designed to provide a collaboration of education and practice aimed at providing new graduates planned practice experiences with qualified nurses who have received formal training in their role as preceptor. New graduates receive support from their preceptor, education and leadership teams in the development of five transition core competencies, which include: communication and teamwork, patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics.

Harris Health System offers two nursing residency programs annually:
Spring/February*, Summer/July *
Applications are typically accepted six months prior to each session.

Graduate Nurse Residency Program

The Harris Health System Graduate Nurse Residency Program is an evidence-based and organizationally-constructed program whose goals include best-practice guidelines aimed at supporting new graduates transition to practice.

Resident Experience

Our nursing residency program is a structured one-year learning experience focused on the nurse residency clinical specialty area. Each nurse resident will be assigned a qualified preceptor to help the novice nurse grow and expand knowledge and skills. Residents take part in learning activities and extended clinical experiences that focus on transitioning them into a safe clinical practice.


Harris Health System provides comprehensive day-1 benefits, incredible career and educational opportunities, and highly competitive salaries.

Application Process

The GN Residency Program 2020 is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 session.

Harris Health System GN Residency Program is a two (2) tier application process. Application submission starts on September 1.

Deadline date to complete BOTH steps: September 28.

  • Step 1: Complete an online application to: Graduate Nurse Residency Program - Spring 2020 job opening #146903

  • Please read carefully and complete ALL screening questions upon applying for this position.

  • Step 2: Submit Residency Requirements as listed below as one (1) PDF FILE upon completion of the online application via email:

  • Incomplete GN Packets will not be accepted.

Residency Requirements for the GN Packet:

  • Graduate nurse with less than one year experience
  • GN Packet Checklist (HR will provide upon completion of the first step)
  • Current copy of resume
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing (BSN required)
  • Current “unofficial” nursing school transcript (Official transcript to be submitted upon hire). Ideal candidate will have a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • GN Permit or RN license from the state of TX prior to beginning employment
  • Current AHA/BLS Healthcare Provider
  • Two professional letters of recommendation (Examples: current nursing faculty/supervisor or previous employer)

GN Residency Program 2020

The start date of this residency program will occur on February 17, 2020.

Please submit an application to job opening #146903.

LATE APPLICATIONS will not be accepted after September 28th.

Please submit questions to: