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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply?
Children’s accepts applications online at www.childrensnational.org.

  1. Click Career Opportunities
  2. Click Search Openings
  3. Select "Nursing" under the Job Category box.
  4. Leave "Job Location" and "Job Schedule" on the default "ALL."
  5. Click "Search" then review posted positions.
  6. Follow directions to complete online application.
Questions about applying? Contact nurse recruitment at 202-476-5397.

What are you looking for in a candidate for a nursing position at Children’s National?
We are looking for a nurse with a passion for pediatric nursing, excellent customer service and communication skills and any experience working with children and their families.

What does "ERP$$$" stand for?
ERP$$$ means that this position is designated for our Employee Referral Bonus. If a current Children’s employee recommended that you apply to Children’s, please make sure to include his or her name on your application. That person is eligible for a referral bonus.

Does Children’s have a New Graduate Nursing Program?
Yes, our New Graduate Nursing Residency program is a one-year program to support new graduate nurses make the transition from student to professional nurse. The program is a mixture of lectures, clinical rotations and professional presentations (by the new nurse). This program is in conjunction with a three to six month one-on-one preceptorship on the new hire’s unit. Most of our units hire new graduate nurses for permanent jobs. The New Graduate Nurse Residency program is offered twice a year. The Winter residency starts at the end of February and the Summer residency starts at the end of August/ early September. Applications are accepted for posted positions in November and December of each year for the upcoming winter residency. Applications are accepted for posted positions starting in January for the upcoming Summer residency.

To apply for the residency program, look for a posted RN I or RN I/II position in the current openings section of the web site.

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What are the qualifications for a patient care technician position?

The patient care technician position requires a high school diploma or GED, as well as formal training as an EMT or CNA and a minimum of one year’s experience in a healthcare setting. Certification is required.

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Does Children’s hire licensed practical nurses?

Yes, we hire LPNs in Children’s Outpatient Centers. Available positions are posted online under current openings.

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What is the process once I apply?

Once an application is received online, a member of the nurse recruitment staff will review your application. You will receive an electronic notification to inform you if you meet the minimum requirements and your application is being considered.

A manager will contact you directly to set up an interview. After the interview, the manager will give a report of the interview to the nurse recruiter. The nurse recruiter then contacts the candidate with a hiring decision.

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What is the difference between an RN I and RN II?

The RN I and RN II describe the entry level and experience level RN positions available to nursing candidates. The RN I is our new graduate nurse position. The RN II is a nurse with at least one year of clinical experience. For more information, take a look at our Clinical Ladder.

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Does Children’s offer tuition assistance?

Yes, tuition assistance is available to both part-time and full-time eligible registered nurses who have successfully completed a six month probationary period. Eligible registered nurses can receive reimbursement for up to two classes per semester, or a maximum of six classes per year at the University of Maryland’s out-of-state tuition rate. Registered nurses may attend any accredited school or institution.

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When are new positions posted?
New positions are posted on Wednesdays.

How many applications may I submit?
You can have up to 5 active applications at any one time. So you can apply to 5 different units if you wish. Please do not submit 5 applications for the same unit at the same time. But if you apply for a position and then receive a “position filled” e-mail you may certainly reapply to another posted position for the same unit.

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How can I check the status of my application?
You can check the status of your application by returning to the application site and logging back in. If your application is “active” that means that it is currently under consideration by the unit leadership.

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How long does the application process take?
Generally managers will contact candidates that they are interested in interviewing within 2-4 weeks. Managers will communicate their timeline for filling positions with the candidates during the interview process. For some positions, i.e. the Patient Care Technician, we will keep applications active for up to 6 months. Candidates will be notified by e-mail if they do not meet the requirements for the position, when the unit is not interested in interviewing them, or when the position is filled.

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Do I need to have a DC RN license in order to apply?
No, you simply need to be eligible to receive a DC RN license by the time you start employment. For new graduate nurses, you can even apply before graduation provided you show that your anticipated date of graduation is within the next six months and you will be able to obtain your DC RN license by your start date.

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Is a BSN preferred?
Yes a BSN is preferred, however there are many factors, such as clinical experience, that are considered when we evaluate candidates.

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Is there a deadline for applications?
No. Positions are posted as they come available.

How long are positions posted?
Positions are posted until they are filled or the unit has received their quota of applications.

The position I was applying to disappeared, what happened?
The position was either filled or taken off the website because the unit received their quota of applications.

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When is the next fellowship starting? How do I apply?
We will only consider candidates with at least two years of recent clinical experience for our nursing fellowships. Our Critical Care Fellowships are offered twice a year. The OR Fellowship is also offered twice a year. Our NICU Fellowship is usually offered once a year. To apply, you should apply for a RN II position in the respective unit. The OR will designate “fellowship” positions.

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How do I apply for the New Graduate Residency program?
Simply apply for a RN I or RN I/II position. All RN Is are in the residency program.

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I do not see any RN I or RN I/II positions posted, did I miss them?
Not necessarily. Positions are posted as they come available. Although we traditionally accept applications for our residency during specific timeframes, all new graduate positions are not posted on the same day. For example, we may post new graduate positions for our summer residency program anytime between January and July each year. Please just check back on the website for new positions.

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How do I get more information about your New Graduate Residency program?
There is a detailed description of the New Graduate Residency program available on the website.

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Does Children’s have an externship/summer program for nursing students?
Yes the Child Care Tech program is our externship/summer program for nursing students.

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How do I get more information about your Child Care Tech program?
There is a detailed description of the Child Care Tech program available on the website.

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What is the hiring process for Patient Care Technicians (PCTS)?
The Office of Nurse Recruitment periodically invites qualified candidates in for a preliminary interview and screening test. After that interview qualified candidates are presented to the unit managers for consideration. Managers will then contact candidates directly if they are interested in interviewing them.

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Do you set up shadowing experiences?
No, shadowing experiences are arranged as part of the interview process.

How do I arrange a clinical rotation for nursing school? You will need to contact Shari Washington in the Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development at either 202 476 3523 or SiWashin@childrensnational.org.

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