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Advance Practice Nursing

Expanding Access, Advancing Children’s Health

At Children’s National, our team of more than 150 advanced practice providers plays a vital role in expanding access and improving care for all our patients.  

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) at Children’s National, you’ll have the autonomy to: 

  • Provide comprehensive care to patients
  • Lead research initiatives and meaningful practice changes
  • Spearhead innovative clinical programs
  • Educate families and the community on health issues
  • Communicate with and support our families

Our team is growing every day as we actively recruit APRNs for: 

  • Specialty positions in our main hospital
  • Primary care roles at Children's Pediatricians and Associates and Children’s Health Centers
  • School nurse positions with Children’s School Services

And, we’re promoting from within. Children’s National supports RNs who pursue graduate degrees and move into advanced practice nursing roles through our tuition reimbursement program and Doctoral Support Group.


Empowering Advance Practice Nurses

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) at Children’s National, you’ll have a chance to contribute to every part of our child-focused mission.

Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Our APRNs deliver clinical excellence and inspire innovative ways to promote pediatric health outcomes in diverse clinical care areas, including: 



Our APRNs have a longstanding history of advocating for children in the DC area and across the country.



The Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes supports our APRNs by:

  • Facilitating the conduct of independent, extramurally funded studies that generate new knowledge
  • Engaging nurses in the systematic examination of their clinical hypotheses
  • Providing research mentorship
  • Promoting intra-professional research
  • Establishing an evidence-based nursing practice


Many of our APRNs also teach the next generation of providers as adjunct faculty at:

  • George Washington University
  • Catholic University of America
  • University of Maryland

The Department of Advanced Practice Nursing also hosts an annual APRN conference, as well as a monthly doctoral support group for nurses pursuing doctorate degrees.

Join Our Team

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

Learn about our nursing programs

A Place to Grow & Thrive

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

Nursing Education

Megan Bellagamba's Story

Megan Bellagamba

Megan Bellagamba was inspired to become a nurse after her twin nieces were born prematurely and she saw the great care they received during their early days in the NICU. She saves lives at the hospital and during her personal time as fellow patron at a restaurant in Virginia, Pam Weil, recounts.

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