Through their skillful and compassionate care, our nurses will be with you for every step of your child’s health care journey, with an unwavering commitment to your child and family. Children’s National nurses empower patients and their families and engage in shared decision-making.
Our nursing program has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet®-designated hospital since 2010. As such, we are among only seven percent of hospitals in the United States to have achieved this recognition for excellence in nursing. Magnet®-recognized hospitals have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications, improved patient and employee safety, and higher patient and staff satisfaction. Nurses caring for your child may include:
- Advanced practice nurses (APN) or Nurse practitioners (NP): Nurses who have completed advanced training and education to become clinical care providers. They work in collaboration with the doctors on the medical team to manage your child’s care.
- Registered nurses (RN): Registered nurses are involved with the day-to-day care of your child. They assess your child’s needs with the whole team and provide ongoing care.
- Clinical or Shift coordinators (RN): Nurses who oversee all the nursing care on your child’s unit. They also help your child's care team with discharge planning.
- Licensed practical nurses (LPN): Members of your child’s care team who work under the supervision of the team’s registered nurses.
- Unit managers (RN): Unit managers are responsible for the overall operation and management of the unit.
- Case managers (RN): Nurses who help plan for a patient’s discharge from the hospital. They make referrals to home care services and transitional care facilities, arrange home equipment and supplies, work to obtain medications, and set up ambulance transports if needed. They also can answer questions about health insurance plans and benefits.