Nursing Career Opportunities

Nursing at Children's

A career in pediatric nursing is special because of the amazing work done every day. It is all the more rewarding at Children’s, the largest private non-profit medical and research facility in the mid-Atlantic region dedicated exclusively to the care of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

At Children’s you will share in a rich history that spans more than 130 years and you will become part of one of the world’s foremost pediatric institutions.

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Work With the Best of the Best

There’s no question: If you come to work at Children’s you will be part of an extraordinary team. Our physicians, nurses and hospital staff are dedicated to clinical excellence in all aspects of their work. Children’s always provides optimal care to children and their families, who come from around the globe for the highest level of care.

Choices of Work Locations

As a member of our nursing family you can work in a range of locations. You may join our flagship hospital or any one of our primary care centers, outpatient centers, or hospital-owned pediatric practices throughout the Washington, DC, area.

Receive Competitive Benefits

Nurses at Children’s receive a wide range of benefits including: flexible scheduling, tuition assistance, professional development, Clinical Ladder, continuing education conferences, weekend incentive program, preceptorship and charge nurse recognition bonuses, and much more.

Work in State of the Art Facilities

Many parts of the hospital are newly renovated. For example, Children’s has a brand new Surgery Preparation and Recovery Center featuring five private induction rooms, 24 recovery bays, a playroom and more – all enabling optimal patient care and greater family comfort for an easier transition to home care.

Special Programs for New Graduates and for Nursing Students

New graduates can apply for a one year, paid  Residency Program and nursing students who have completed at least one-half of a nursing program can apply for the Child Care Technician (CCT) Program.

Fellowship Opportunities

We offer a Neonatal Critical Care Fellowship, Critical Care Nursing Fellowship, OR Nursing Fellowship and more.

Leading Edge of Pediatric Care

Our renowned Children’s National Heart Institute is redefining the promise of pediatric cardiac care in areas such as inpatient and outpatient services, intensive care, surgery, catheterization and interventional therapies, electrophysiology, echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and fetal cardiology.

Live and Work in a Perfect Location

Living in the nation’s capital offers an ideal lifestyle. You will find museums, history, monuments, restaurants, recreational opportunities, and eclectic neighborhoods. The city and its many suburbs in Maryland and Northern Virginia offer unsurpassed quality of life for singles and families. Commuting to and from work is convenient with our hospital-based shuttle service to and from the Metro, the region’s subway system.  View our new resources guide based on input from over 400 of our nurses! 

Children’s National Health System is an easy place to call home.

Children’s is consistently rated as one of America’s best pediatric institutions by U.S.News & World Report.

Heather Walsh's Story

Meet Heather Walsh

Meet Heather Walsh, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CHSE, CPN, the Simulation Education Specialist in the Board of Visitors (BOV) Simulation Program. She’s been at Children’s National for 15 years.

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