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Summer Nurse Trainee Programs

The Nurse Trainee position (formerly called the Child Care Technician (CCT) position) is for nursing students who are at least one-half of the way through their nursing program and have completed a medical/ surgical and/ or pediatric clinical rotation. This is a temporary full-time summer position. Children’s National offers two programs for Nurse Trainees.  

The LAUNCH Program
Our program is for nursing students who are at least one-half of the way through their nursing program and have completed a medical/surgical and/or pediatric clinical rotation. This 12- to 14-week paid summer internship includes a four-day orientation, additional clinical orientation to an assigned unit and the opportunity to work closely with a nurse manager, preceptor and supervisor. As a LAUNCH Nurse Trainee, (formally known as a Child Care Technician) you will experience what it really is like to be a pediatric nurse and you will be able to complete all the tasks a certified nursing assistant may perform.

For 2018, the program will have two start dates: May 21 and June 4. 

Applications are only accepted for posted positions. Nursing students from all accredited nursing schools are welcome to apply. 

Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program
Our program is designed to help stimulate the career interest and foster the professional development of potential oncology nurses. We provide aspiring nurses with comprehensive clinical exposure to oncology nursing and to "best practices" in compassionate care. Opportunities to attend various pertinent internal educational programs and meetings with key hospital staff members provide additional learning experiences for the fellows. Although the fellowship typically focuses on adult oncology patient care, a customized program has been developed with Children’s National to provide aspiring oncology nurses with a meaningful internship in this very specialized field. 

The fellowship program includes a comprehensive scope of direct involvement with various patient activities, and observational and learning experiences in pediatric oncology, including but not limited to:

  • Oncology nursing (roles/responsibilities, applied practice, specialties)
  • Medical/surgical oncology (treatment plans, evidence-based practice, research protocols)
  • Clinical research
  • Palliative care (PANDA, end-of-life programs)
  • Infusion services
  • Home care services
  • Patient/family support services

Flynn Fellows will also be required to complete an “evidence-based practice” project on some aspect of pediatric oncology during their fellowship. This project will be developed in collaboration with the program coordinator and will be presented at the conclusion of the fellowship program. In addition to these learning opportunities, Flynn Fellows will also have the opportunity to take part
in learning experiences alongside nursing students who are part of the summer nursing internship program at Children’s National.

Program Schedule
The program will span 10 weeks in length from June 4 - August 10, 2018. The schedule will be Monday through Friday, 36-40 hours/week depending on clinical experiences.

Application Process 

This fellowship is being offered to three eligible “rising senior” nursing students competitively selected from the following schools: 

  • Catholic University 
  • George Washington University 
  • Trinity Washington University 

Any questions regarding this program should be directed to Shari Washington (Professional Practice Specialist and Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program Coordinator) at 202-476-3523 or


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