Critical Care Residency Program

You Are Critical to Our Success

Munson Medical Center is seeking talented new graduate nurses for the Critical Care Residency Program. This exciting and intensive residency will give you an opportunity to explore working in the 43-bed Emergency Department, 20-bed ICU and two 30-bed cardiac critical care units within the Webber Heart Center.

What does the program include?

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, critical care/trauma case studies, and numerous clinical and critical-thinking experiences.

Residents will have the opportunity to strengthen their clinical skills, sharpen their nursing judgment, and organize care for diverse patient populations. They will work in multidisciplinary teams with the most up-to-date equipment and use Evidence-Based Practice. There will be opportunities to be part of current nursing research, and all residents will gain an appreciation for the special interaction between nursing, critically ill patients, and their families.

The program is offered twice per year, in February and in June.

What are the requirements for this program?

To be considered, applicants must submit an application, resume, cover letter, college transcripts (unofficial), clinical narrative and successfully complete the electronic reference process. 

Application Deadlines

  • The Critical Care Residency has a June and February Cohort each year, please reach out to with any questions about application deadlines.

What is the hospital like?

Munson Medical Center is a 442-bed tertiary referral center located in the heart of Traverse City, a welcoming, family-friendly community. Our hospital is the largest of nine hospitals in the Munson Healthcare system, a network of organizations that spans more than 11,000 square miles and serves 540,000 people in 30 counties, or simply put, most of northern Michigan.

Munson Medical Center employs more than 1,100 nurses who practice in nearly every acute-care specialty.

We have a Level II Trauma Center as well as ACS Stroke Certification. Additionally, we have the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the region, a nationally-recognized cardiology program, and a brand new cancer center.

What is Traverse City known for?

Just about everything. Our picturesque town is listed as one of America’s “must see” places for family vacations, fine arts, craft beer and local wine, farm-to-table food, fun festivals, romance, golf, and miles of beautiful beaches. As a resident, you’ll enjoy having this spectacular four-season playground right outside your door. Check out for even more highlights.

Candidate Requirements

New Graduate Requirements

  • Completed employment application (External Applicants) or Position Transfer Form (Internal Applicants) (click here to apply now)
  • RN Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • Clinical Narrative
  • Successful completion of the electronic reference process

Experienced RN Requirements

  • Completed employment application (External Applicants) or Position Transfer Form (Internal Applicants) (click here to apply now)
  • Clinical Narrative
  • RN Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • Successful completion of the electronic reference process

For a complete list of nursing opportunities and to apply online, click here.