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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is excited to present a new training program for the experienced registered nurse who is interested in transitioning to an acute care pediatric setting. The Versant Transition Residency at CHLA will prepare and support the experienced nurse as they enter into a pediatric specialty area. This program will be offered twice a year, in August and February. Learn more about this opportunity and other educational services and programs.

For additional information, please visit this page.

Unique Features

  • The Transition Residency, ranging from 12 weeks to 16 weeks depending on the area of specialty, includes competency-driven clinical immersion and curriculum, as well as formal mentoring and debriefing.
  • Each transition RN receives an individualized learning plan for competency acquisition based on a performance gap analysis process.
  • Vital professional development topics, such as career planning, conflict resolution, the culture of a new unit, self-confidence, and goal setting are presented and discussed.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for the Transition Residency Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles:

  • A registered nurse with at least 1 year of experience working as an RN in an acute care or non-acute care setting, however acute care experienced is preferred
  • Bachelor degree in any field; BSN or MSN degree preferred
  • Current American Heart Association CPR and PALS certification


Search for nursing opportunities and apply online here.

  • You will be able to view and apply to the areas that will be accepting applicants for this program
  • Please complete the entire online application, attaching a resume is highly recommended

Important Dates

Online applications for the February 2017 cohort will open on August 29, 2016.

Upcoming Program Dates

  • February 2017
  • August 2017

Interested in Transitioning?

Learn about our RN transition residency in pediatrics Program

RN Residency Program at CHLA

At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, new nursing grads get mentorship while learning hands-on skills for providing care for sick and injured children at our hospital.

Our program is a national model for helping new nurses learn to provide care for children.

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