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Nursing at CHLA

As a nurse, you approach care with energy and resolve. When you join us, you’ll find the perfect environment to develop your nursing career. We stop at nothing to make sure that every patient we see gets to enjoy all the special moments of childhood. At CHLA, we do our best to offer health and hope.

With a collaborative model and multidisciplinary approach, we embrace teamwork in everything we do. That helps our nurses make a difference where it matters most—in delivering compassionate, expert bedside care. The skill and uncommon dedication of our nurses explains why we’re one of the few hospitals to earn Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Our commitment to care begins with our professionals, and as an organization, we’re equally committed to supporting your career goals. As just one example of the support you’ll find here, we are the founding hospital for the Versant RN Residency Program, now implemented across the nation to improve nurse education. With numerous opportunities for training and mentorship in a range of specialty areas, at CHLA, you’ll have the resources and encouragement to develop your nursing career. If you’re ready to make a difference for thousands of children while elevating pediatric medicine as a whole, join us.

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If you’re an RN looking to turn your career into something more at CHLA, take advantage of our RN Drop In Hour. Every Tuesday from 2-3pm in the HBO Café, our Talent Acquisition Consultants are available for you to come in, chat and learn more about building your nursing career here with us. No appointment necessary – just grab your resume, come on in and introduce yourself! We’re located at 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027. For more information call us at 1-866-CHLA-HIRE.

RN Drop In Hour Testimonials

Danielle Smith


Danielle Smith

“I walked in filled out a short form, submitted my resume and spoke with a talent acquisitionist regarding my experience and if I had a particular department in mind. I was then introduced to the Manager and Educator of Duque 5 and interviewed immediately and offered the job at the end of our interview. I was introduced to Yvette, we exchanged emails, and due to a possible scheduling conflict, I was given time to consider if it was a good fit. After accepting the job a few days later, I began completing hiring paperwork within a week.”

Robert Sliwoski


Robert Sliwoski

“I was nervous! Andree was welcoming, which softened my anxiety. She took the time to look over my resume and suggested some changes. I was very grateful. We discussed my experience. I had none in pediatrics. She made it easy to share my fear of trying. I also shared that I had a gnawing that CHLA is where I need to be. We discussed the Versant adult -to -pediatric program. I was immediately hooked! I wanted to do it!. The program started 6 months from the time we had that chat. I didn't know if I was going to be accepted, but I acted as if I would. I was accepted! I started the program August 13th, 2018 and I am not disappointed!”

Jessica Schneider


Jessica Schneider

“I showed up at the designated time/location to meet Gene. I honestly thought it was going to be a brief Q&A session where I could find out a little bit more about CHLA as an organization (which of course did happen) and potential opportunities. Gene mentioned he had a position that might be a perfect fit based on my previous RN experience and he asked if I would be available to interview now if the manager was available. I was not expecting to interview on the spot that day (but I was more than happy to of course!). I agreed and quickly changed my flight back to San Francisco to later that evening since I was supposed to fly back a few hours after that initial meeting.”

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    Transitioning to Pediatrics


    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers an exciting training program for the experienced registered nurse who is interested in transitioning to an acute care pediatric setting. Each transition RN fellowship receives an individualized learning plan for competency acquisition based on a performance gap analysis process.

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    Highly acclaimed nursing care

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is highly regarded by many national organizations. We are proud to be ranked as a top hospital for children by U.S. News & World Report and to have received Magnet Recognition for our highly acclaimed compassionate nursing care. Our hospital has been named the best children's hospital in California and among the best in the nation for clinical excellence with our selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll.

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    Learning experience

    RN Residency in

    New graduate nurses need extended clinical experiences with appropriate support systems for a successful transition from nursing student to professional nurse. At CHLA, we understand the needs of new graduate nurses as they integrate into the profession. To meet those needs, we offer the Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics program, which provides the specific tools and experiences needed by new graduates to become successful pediatric nurses.

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  • Meet Kim Wheatley

    Nursing - Emergency Dept

    "I love working at CHLA because I have the best work family ever. I laugh and smile every day, regardless of how difficult a shift may be. I'm extremely blessed to have a job that I truly enjoy, and fortunate that I get to work with the smartest, most supportive team day in and day out."

  • Meet Allison Fell

    RN - Operating Room

    "I love working at CHLA because you are able to develop your clinical skills in your Evidence Based Practice, but at the same time you need to be able to be silly with a patient if that's what the situation requires."