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Nursing at Children's National Hospital

Linda Talley

Leading Change, Transforming Care

"The nurses at Children’s National are crafting ‘their story’ every day as they define and establish a foundation to lead and transform care for patients and families, achieve professional mastery, demonstrate exemplary patient care and excel in nursing research and innovation toward the advancement of pediatric nursing."

- Linda Talley, M.S., R.N., NE-BC, F.A.A.N., Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Discover Job Opportunities

View our nursing jobs to see if any are a good fit for you to apply for.

Experienced nurses who are interested in more information about Children's National nursing positions may dial in for virtual drop-in hours on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. Call 877-853-5247 and use meeting ID 501-810-408.

Children's National Hospital: A Three-Time Magnet® Award Designee

In 2010, 2015 and 2020, Children’s National Hospital attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program® provides a framework for nursing care delivery thus being recognized as a Magnet® health care system benefits our patients and families, by driving improvements in patient outcomes.

Our Nurses Speak to What Magnet® Means to Them

  • "For me, working in a Magnet® facility allows the luxury of practicing my nursing skills with the support of a dedicated team of nurses, physicians, technologists and child life backed by nursing research. I feel there is no better place to receive care for children in the nation’s capital." –Theresa Fitzpatrick, RN,  AS, CPN, CCRN; RNIII; Anesthesia Supply; Magnet® Champion
  • "It means prestige, excellence, trustworthiness and pride which helps the nurses hold their heads up high as role models in a community of other hospitals and nurses". - Vera Okoye, RN, CPN, APHN-BC, CNS; RN III; Metabolic Disorders; Magnet® Champion
  • "Working in a Magnet® hospital means working with the best nurses in pediatrics who deliver evidence-based/best practice care in a patient/ family-centered care setting. Magnet® nurses are supported and respected by leadership and all disciplines of the health care delivery team as being vital to the patient reaching his/her optimum level of well-being." – Audrey Scully, RN, BSN, CPN; Clinical Supervisor; Neurology Clinic; Magnet® Champion

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