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Our nurses say that working in pediatrics, especially here in our Emergency Department (ED), is incredibly rewarding. We are a national leader in pediatric medicine. Offering a fast-paced environment, competitive pay, benefits and more. So whether or not you have pediatric – or ED – experience, consider joining us.

Earn extra cash for you and a friend!

Qualified nurses hired as a result of an employee referral are eligible to receive a commitment bonus up to $500! Your friend at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will also receive a generous referral bonus.

What does “qualified nurse” mean?

  • Graduate of an ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Minimum of one year of hospital-based experience
  • Hired to work in one of the following positions:
    • Cath Lab RN
    • Staff RN – CTICU
    • Staff RN – Critical Care Float Pool (requires 2 years experience)
    • Staff RN – Emergency Department
    • Staff RN – Hematology / Oncology
    • Staff RN – Inpatient Psych (T5A)
    • Staff RN – PICU
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
    • Nurse Practitioners

Here’s what to do:

Apply online and make sure you include the name of the Nationwide Children’s employee you know.

Or, if you’re a current Nationwide Children’s employee, please visit ANCHOR and search “Employee Referral Program” to learn more.

Nursing Careers at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Magnet Recognition

Nationwide Children’s has once again received the highest achievement in nursing excellence.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services has granted Nationwide Children’s Hospital ANCC Magnet Recognition® for a third time. 

This prestigious recognition is the ultimate benchmark in nursing excellence and is awarded to only about seven percent of the nation’s more than 6,000 hospitals across the country. Of that number, only one percent has achieved designation on three occasions and Nationwide Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the state of Ohio to earn such a status three times.

Nationwide Children’s was the first freestanding pediatric hospital in Ohio to achieve MagnetTM status in 2005 and this latest designation will stand until 2017.

Awards and Honors for Nationwide Children's Hospital

Vision Minute Video: What it Means to be Magnet ™


ANCC Magnet Recognition Logo

A Message from Our CNO

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View a message from our Chief Nursing Officer, Linda Stoverock. 





Contact Us and Apply Today 

Apply for a nursing position today!

For more information, call (614) 722-9251 or email

Nurse Recruiting Team

Our Nurse Recruiting Team











Contact one of our recruiters for specific questions about posted nursing positions.

Nurse Recruiters

Leah Donohue (Neuroscience, Cardiology/CTICU, Inpatient Psychiatry, Nurse Practitioners, Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary, PICU, Utilization Review/Discharge Planning) -

Laura Elliott (Ambulatory, Homecare, Endo/Renal/Rheum/Gen/NonSurgical/GI, General Medicine, Infectious Disease, Infusion, Ortho/Burn/Trauma, Rehab, Urgent Care, Physician Consult Transfer Center) -

Chelsea Esposito (Neonatology, NICU, NNPs, Radiology Nursing) -

Jennifer Jezorski (Partners for Kids, Clinical Research, Psychiatry, Surgery Centers, Operating Room, Outpatient Surgery, PACU) -

Jonathon River (Ambulatory, Urgent Care, Cath Lab, Emergency Department, Nursing Float Pool, Transport) -

Indya Sims (Patient Care Assistants, Constant Attendants, Unit Coordinators, Medical Assistants, Ortho Cast Technicians) -

January Nursing Career Fair

Tuition Reimbursement for Nurses

Newly hired associate degree RN's are required to possess a BSN degree within five years of their date of hire. Read about our employee tuition reimbursement program and scholarship benefits.

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Honoring Our Nurses

Congratulations to Nadia Richardson! Nadia was recognized as Staff Nurse of the Year by the Columbus Black Nurses Association. Thank you for providing outstanding care to our patients.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital uses the Daisy Award to say “thank you” to our nurses and to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. Have you or someone close to you received care from a wonderful nurse? Tell us about him or her!

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Employee Testimonial from Candace Harris, Program Supervisor, Primary Care Network
Employee Testimonial from Annette McGee, Clinical Leader, PICU
Employee Testimonial from Jeanne Wickliffe, Program Supervisor, Primary Care Network
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000