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.
Transitioning to Pediatrics
VERSANT TRANSITION RN FELLOWSHIP
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.
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.
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.