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Our Nurses' Stories

Hear from our nurses.

Our professional practice model centers around patients and families, but what does that mean in practice? Hear our nurses explain how they put children and families at the heart of everything we do.

Employee Stories

Learn about some of our Children's National employees, whose dedication and compassion shines through in their everyday work. They ensure that the best care for patients and families remains at the heart of what they do.

Deborah Owens

Deborah Owens' Story

"His future depended on the transplant, and I knew I had to do something to help," school nurse Deborah Owens, LPN, says. Learn how Owens went on to educate a community and save one child's life through bone marrow transplantation.

Jeanne Ricks

Jeanne Ricks' Story

After nearly four decades in nursing, Jeanne Ricks says, “I have grown to understand the importance of every touch, every word.” Today, she touches children’s lives through leadership and mentorship of our cardiac nursing team.

Meet Heather Walsh

Heather Walsh's Story

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."

Patient story

Eileen Walters' Story

Meet Eileen Walters, a nurse navigator who helped establish new ways to help families navigate and receive care.

Craig Woodside with patient

Craig Woodside's Story

Craig Woodside always wanted to be in the medical profession, but it took him a bit of trial and error to find the right patients.

School Nursing Opportunities

Patient Care

Ready to try on the many hats of a Children’s National school nurse? Search open positions and apply online.

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Alumni

The Alumni Association is free to all residents and fellows who graduated from Children's National or those who completed a medical rotation at Children's. Register to reconnect.

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