CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area. Nurse residency seats for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center are primarily awarded for acute care units with some select critical care unit avaiability.
All CHI St. Luke's Health nurse residents receive ongoing professional and educational support from a team of education specialists, nursing leaders, preceptors and mentors. At the conclusion of the first year in practice, nurse residents report enhanced self-confidence in providing excellent patient care and function with practice that is in alignment with the CHI St. Luke’s mission, vision and values. Nurse residents sit on a variety of nursing councils and committees as they seek to progress and grow.
The Nurse Residency Program is open to:
- Registered Nurse (RN) with an unencumbered license (upon start date) from the Texas Board of Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Minimum of an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) required for all other locations.
- Educated at an accredited school of nursing with a preferred 3.0 grade point average
- AHA BLS
- Less than 12 months of professional nursing experience
The program is designed to be one year in length.