Nursing Careers

Our nursing professionals serve as our front line to delivering the best care possible. Through direct care for patients in our inpatient, outpatient and homecare services, we are able to deliver nationally recognized care. Our nursing services consist of patient care assistants, staff RNs, CRNAs, clinical leads and specialized advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Our nurses say that working in pediatrics 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 experience, consider joining us.

Walk-In Interviews for Nurses – Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m.!
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Nursing Careers at Nationwide Children's Hospital

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
      • CRNA
      • Staff RN – CTICU
      • Staff RN – Critical Care Float Pool (requires 2 years experience)
      • Staff RN – Emergency Department
      • Staff RN – Hematology / Oncology
      • Staff RN – Behavioral Health
      • Staff RN - NICU
      • Staff RN – PICU
      • RN Care Coordinator - Partners for Kids
      • 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.

Honoring Our Nurses

Molly MacKay

Meet Our Latest Daisy Award Winner: Molly MacKay, RN

The quarterly Nationwide Children’s Hospital Daisy Award was presented to Molly MacKay, RN, of C5B. The Daisy Award is given in appreciation of the important difference our nurses make in the lives of our patients and families at Nationwide Children’s.

Says Molly’s nominator: “Our child was admitted with what was, at the time, an unknown illness. He was so sick with high fevers and as a mom, I was terrified to see him that way. Every person that came into our room was sympathetic and always asked what they could do, but one nurse surpassed them all: Molly. She assured me and showed compassion, but she also did something that no one else did - she offered further solutions. … This young lady seemed young in years but went above and beyond in what she offered to us. Molly read between the lines. She saw what I couldn't articulate and addressed what I didn't know I needed yet. She is what every patient doesn't know they need. So thank you, Molly. You are a rare gem and myself, my husband and our little one can't thank you enough.”

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

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 fourth time.

This prestigious recognition is the ultimate benchmark in nursing excellence and is awarded to only about eight percent of the nation’s more than 6,000 hospitals across the country. Of that number, only seven percent has achieved designation on four occasions.

Nationwide Children’s was the first freestanding pediatric hospital in Ohio to achieve Magnet™ status in 2005 and this latest designation will stand until 2023.

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A Message from our CNO

Lee Ann Wallace

"Welcome to your search for nursing information at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Whether you are new to the idea of becoming a nurse or an experienced RN looking for a new work atmosphere, we're glad you've come to us."

View a message from our Chief Nursing Officer, Lee Ann Wallace.

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Tuition Reimbursement for Nurses

Newly hired associate degree RNs 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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Contact Clinical Talent Acquisition

Leah Donohue –
Director, Clinical Talent Acquisition

Indya Sims –
Lead Talent Acquisition Partner, Clinical Talent Acquisition

Carola Cancino –
NICU, Neonatology, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Neonatal Data, Perinatal Research, Infant Feeding Disorders, Lactation Neonatal Services, Human Milk Techs, Dialysis, Fetal Medicine

Gabriella Tole –
Primary Care Clinics, Physician Consult Transfer Center

Kelli Downey –
Homecare, Hospice, Nurse Family Partnership

Kim Holloway –
School Outreach/College Recruiting, The Heart Center: CTICU (H4B), Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiology Clinic, Cardiac Care (H4A), Heart Float Pool, EMCO, School Health Services

Jennifer Williams –
Behavioral Health: Patient Safety Assistants, Child Inpatient, Neuroscience, Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit,

Kylee Quitar–
Partners For Kids, RN/RT Travelers, Vascular Access, Utilization Review/Discharge

Betsy Root – 
PICU, Gastroenterology, Rehab, Endo/Renal, General Med, Employee Wellness, Employee Health

Joanna Kinner –
Emergency Services, Urgent Care, Suture Techs, ED Paramedics, Ortho/Burn/Trauma,

Justin Bowman –
Respiratory Therapy, Simulation Center, Trauma Program, QIS/CCE, Transport Program, MICU, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Clinical Services Nurse Practitioner (PNP, APRN),

Onome Omobien –
Perioperative Services, OR, PACU, Surgery Centers, Pre Admission Testing, Surgical Techs, Perioperative Techs, Ambulatory Specialty Clinics, Infectious Disease

Lindsey Smith –
Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinics, Psychiatric Crisis Department, Extended Observation Unit, Pulmonary, Infections Prevention, Epidemiology, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

Laura Crisp –
Med Surg, Hematology/Oncology, Intestinal Rehab/Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction/Bariatric Surgery, Rehab, The Center for Family Safety and Healing, PCA Float Pool, Critical Care Float Pool,

Tania Davis –
Ambulatory Specialty Clinics, Research Nursing, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Radiology, Professional Development, Nursing Informatics, C5A Behavioral Health/Gen Med/Observation Unit

Devoni McDaniel –
Community Practice Radiology, Toledo Acquisitions, Clinical Documentation Improvement, RN Float Pool, Neuroscience Behavioral Unit, Adolescent Unit

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