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Munson Healthcare Neonatal ICU Nursing Residency in Traverse City, Michigan

Munson Medical Center is seeking talented new graduate nurses for the NICU Nursing Residency Program. This exciting and intensive residency will give you an opportunity to explore working in the NICU.

Our program includes a combination of clinical and didactic training, a portion of which is approved for contact hours. New residents will participate in computer-based training, skills labs and simulations, EKG training, case studies, and numerous clinical and critical-thinking experiences.

NICU Residency Interviews will take place in October, Dates to be determined.

Residency Begins: January 6th, 2020


  1. Complete and submit an application.

  2. Submit your professional portfolio to Ashley St Clair at astclair@mhc.net by October 1, 2019. PDF or Word document attachments are preferred. Your professional portfolio should include:

  3. Cover letter - Begin with "Dear Nurse Manager," and introduce yourself and your goals.

  4. Resume - Include all education and experience, including dates. A list of clinical rotations is helpful when evaluating your experience in various areas of nursing practice.

  5. Unofficial transcript - This can usually be obtained through your school's website. It is not necessary to pay for an official transcript through the university registrar.

  6. Clinical narrative - See the instructions on the CCR website: https://www.munsonhealthcare.org/clinical-education/nursing/critical-care-residency

  7. Save your documents with the file names formatted in the following manner:

  8. Last Name, First Initial Cover Letter (e.g., St Clair, A Cover Letter)

  9. Last Name, First Initial Resume

  10. Last Name, First Initial Transcript

  11. Last Name, First Initial Narrative

  12. Complete the electronic reference process as instructed by Human Resources.


Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan (Graduate Nurse Options Available)

For those hired into an RN position after january 1, 2015, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date.

Medication delivery and counting of narcotics or witnessing waste of narcotics may not be done until the RN licensure is obtained.

Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable.

Maintains Basic Life Support certification.


Works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Accountable to the unit manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Vice President, Patient Care Services. Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the patient care team.


Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) All ages (birth & above)

No clinical contact with patients X_ Age of patients cared for is dependent

on the specific populations seen on the unit


  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  3. Promotes personal and patient safety.

  4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times

  5. Maintains professional working relationship with patients, families, nursing staff, providers and the entire health care team.

  6. Works within the guidelines of nursing and hospital standards of practice, policies and procedures.

  7. Performs direct patient care activities under the direction, supervision, and delegation of a Registered Nurse.

  8. Demonstrates knowledge and clinical competence for applicable patient populations.

  9. Does NOT administer medications until the RN license is obtained.

  10. Does not complete all steps of the nursing process. Collaborates with the Registered Nurse for the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing and patient care.

10.Communicates patient care findings and concerns to the supervising Registered Nurse.

11.Assists with the medication storage, stocking, transportation, and checking of expiration dates as delegated.