Nurse Achievements and Recognition

Our Care Earns Nursing’s Highest Honors

Children’s National was once again designated a Magnet® hospital in 2015. Only 3 percent of Magnet hospitals nationwide earn redesignation after achieving an initial designation for excellence in nursing and patient care. For our dedicated and skilled nurses, the honor means hard-earned recognition. The Magnet redesignation process occurs every four years.


U.S. News Honor Roll Badge

Top Ten Children’s Hospital and #1 in Neonatology

Children’s National is proud to be ranked #1 in Neonatology. We’re also one of the nation’s ten Best Children’s Hospitals, and a member of the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Honor Roll.


We’re Nationally Recognized for Quality & Safety

Thanks in no small part to the skill and diligence of our nursing team, we’ve been designated a Leapfrog Group 2016 Top Hospital. In the 11 years that Leapfrog has been recognizing hospitals, Children’s National is one of only two pediatric to receive this honor eight times.


And, We’re Honored to Help Our Nurses Grow 

Children’s National recently earned the Helios HR Apollo Award for Mentoring and Coaching, recognizing our nursing team’s emphasis on talent development. We deeply value our nurses and support them with the coaching and mentorship they need to advance not just their careers, but the future of children’s healthcare.
  • 2015 ANCC National Magnet Nurse of the Year®
  • Washingtonian Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards
  • 2016 Press Ganey® Nurse of the Year Award
  • ADVANCE for Nurses Best Nursing Team
  • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) Awards
  • Hope Marietta Foundation Nurse of the Year
  •’s Nursing Excellence GEM Awards
  • Society of Pediatric Nursing Excellence Award in Education

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