Nursing at Children's National

Nursing team

Every child deserves a champion. It could be you.

Initiate research or lend your voice to leadership. You’ll have countless ways to grow professionally…and help children grow up healthier and happier, too.

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At Children’s National, you won’t just save lives. You’ll save entire lifetimes.

Children, their health, and their happiness will inspire everything you do here.

Whether you choose to:

  • Further your education through tuition reimbursement
  • Stay up-to-date with 400+ free hours of continuing education
  • Earn incentives through our Nursing Clinical Advancement Program (Nursing CAP)
  • Deepen your specialty knowledge through a nursing fellowship
  • Get hands-on experience in our Simulation Learning Center
  • Launch a nurse-led research initiative
  • Lend your voice to one of our nursing leadership councils

No matter how you choose to pursue nursing excellence at Children’s National, you’ll see your efforts rewarded by the light in a child’s eyes and the relief on anxious parent’s face.

Join an Award-Winning Nursing Team

Since 2010, Children’s National has been designated a Magnet® hospital for excellence in nursing and patient care.

Work with Skilled, Dedicated Experts

More than 80 percent of our nurses hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in nursing; nearly half of our clinical nurses are certified in pediatrics or a pediatric specialty.

Build a Career Here

On average, nurses stay at Children’s National for 5.6 years. Our longest-serving nurse has been treating patients here for more than 40 years.

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Nursing Programs

With more than 1,600 nurses and numerous nursing positions, Children’s National has opportunities at every level. Explore our nursing roles and qualifications to see where you can make a difference.

Our Nurses' Stories

Meet some of our nurses and hear how they put children and families at the heart of all we do.

Nursing Careers FAQs

Find answers to your questions about the application and hiring process for nursing positions at Children’s National.

Join Our Team

Whether you’re just getting started or bring years of experience, learn more about nursing careers at Children’s National.

Nursing at Children's National

A Place to Grow & Thrive

Opportunities for professional development support not only nurses’ career aspirations, but patients’ outcomes.

Nursing Education

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 over 15 years. Her nickname is 'The Tap Dancing Nurse.'"

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