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Nursing Careers FAQs

We’ve collected answers of our nursing candidates’ most common questions about job qualifications, the application process, and entry-level opportunities below. Still have questions? Email our nursing recruitment team at

Patient Care Technician

  • What are the qualifications for a patient care technician position?
  • What is the hiring process for Patient Care Technicians (PCTS)?

Online Search Questions and Answers

  • How do I search open positions?
  • How do I apply for an opening?
  • How many applications can I submit?
  • What is the process once I apply?
  • How can I check the status of my application?
  • The position I was applying to disappeared. What happened?

Professional Development Opportunities Questions and Answers

  • Does Children’s National offer tuition assistance?
  • When is the next fellowship starting? How do I apply?


  • What are you looking for in a nursing candidate?
  • Do I need to have a Washington D.C. RN license to apply?
  • Is a BSN preferred?
  • Does Children’s National hire licensed practical nurses?
  • What is the difference between an RN I and RN II?

New Graduate Residency Program

  • Does Children’s National have a Nursing Residency Program?
  • How do I apply for the New Graduate Residency program?
  • I do not see any RN I positions posted, did I miss them?

For Nursing Students

  • Can I start at Children's National while I'm still in nursing school?
  • Does Children’s have an externship/summer program for nursing students?
  • How do I apply for the Summer Nurse Trainee Programs?
  • How do I arrange a clinical rotation for nursing school?
  • Do you set up shadowing experiences?