For Nurses

nurses in hallway

Learn, Lead, & Grow

Children’s National nurses aim not just to lead the field of pediatric nursing, but to advance it through research, evidence-based practice, and academic achievement.

At Children's National, we empower nurses at every level to improve the care we deliver. Centered around children and families, our practice is built on four primary pillars:


  • Partners in CareOur nurses share in decision-making with the entire healthcare team – patients, families, physicians and the community.
  • Evidence-Based Nursing: In a culture of collaboration and respect, improving patient care outcomes is unparalleled. 
  • Shared Nursing Leadership: Through various leadership councils, our nurses help create and integrate solutions into the care delivered in their unit, in their department and across Children's National. 
  • Professional DevelopmentLike healthcare, our nursing practice is constantly evolving. We work to support our nurses’ professional growth, promote the profession and uphold professional standards.

Keeping Nurses on the Leading Edge

We’re equally dedicated to launching new nurses’ careers with structured clinical programs for nursing students and recent grads, as well as specialty fellowships.

Additionally, we regularly host continuing education events to enrich the clinical, research, administrative and leadership skills of practicing nurses within our health system and across the country.

We also use our Simulation Learning Center to help our team, as well as members of the local healthcare community, practice clinical skills and care procedures on computerized manikins.