Nurses play a critical role in providing care. They are often the first face a child sees as a patient, the ones who communicate most with families, and the liaisons between members of a child’s care team.
That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that the nurses at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center receive the nurse training, education, and resources they need to be the highest quality pediatric nurses in the region.
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has earned Magnet ® status for 3 consecutive designations.
The ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® is the highest and most prestigious credential a healthcare organization can achieve in relation to quality patient care and nursing excellence. Only 7% of healthcare organizations have earned this prestigious credential, and only approximately 2.8% of US hospitals have achieved 3 or more designations!
As a Magnet-recognized hospital, our nurse residents can expect a level of education that is grounded in evidence-based practice and research.
This enables them to explore the safest and best practices for their patients and practice environment, while also developing the ability to generate new knowledge as they move forward in their career here at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.
“I enjoy working with nursing students and helping them learn about pediatrics. Hopefully, when I work with them I am able to share a little bit of my love and passion for caring for my patients and their families.”
—Anisa Hoie, RN, Hematology/Oncology Nurse, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Continuing Nursing Education
We offer a wide range of continuing education programs throughout the year to provide nurses with the most up-to-date information:
Nurse Residency Programs
The Children’s Nurse Residency Program assists new graduate nurses in their transition from student to professional RN with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to begin a successful career in pediatric nursing.
There are two Nurse Residency tracks:
- Hospital/Home Healthcare
- Ambulatory (Outpatient Clinics)
Undergraduate Nursing Education
We work with multiple area nursing schools to provide clinical and observation experiences to students.
Masters Of Science In Nursing & Doctor Of Nursing Practice
The MSN-DNP program is a clinical nursing rotation at Children’s. In our program, you will gain knowledge and experiences needed to complete you degree and begin an advanced career in nursing.
Transition to Pediatric Nursing Program
The program is tailored to nurses with a BSN who have worked a minimum of one year with the adult population. You will learn everything you need to know about becoming a pediatric nurse. By the end of the program, you will be eligible for national certification as a pediatric nurse.
Pediatric Education Courses
Children’s is a provider of accredited pediatric education. We offer a variety of pediatric healthcare courses throughout the year for healthcare professionals. These courses are open to nursing and allied health professionals throughout the region. Learn more about our education courses:
Shadowing allows college students to observe providers in action in a healthcare setting. This experience only involves observation — you will not perform work of any kind.
The Education Hotline is designed for anyone who is pursuing education and training at Children’s to provide feedback on their experience. Fellows, residents, students, shadow learners, and academic interns alike are welcome to use the Education Hotline.