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.

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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
    • Staff RN – CTICU
    • Staff RN – Critical Care Float Pool (requires 2 years experience)
    • Staff RN – Hematology / Oncology
    • Staff RN – Inpatient Psych (T5A)
    • Staff RN – PICU
    • Care Coordination RN - 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.

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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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.

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A Message from our CNO

Linda Stoverock

"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, Linda Stoverock.

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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

Jeanne RoccoJeanne.Rocco@NationwideChildrens.org
Director, Clinical Talent Acquisition

Leah DonohueLeah.Donohue@NationwideChildrens.org
Lead Talent Acquisition Partner, Clinical Talent Acquisition

Yusef Abdul-ZahirYusef.Abdul-Zahir@NationwideChildrens.org
RN/RT Travelers, Partners For Kids, Utilization Review/Discharge Planning, Research Nursing, Dialysis, The Center for Family Safety and Healing, School Health Services.

Carola CancinoCarola.Cancino@NationwideChildrens.org
NICU, PICU, Neonatology, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Neonatal Data,  Perinatal Research, Infant Feeding Disorders, Lactation Neonatal Services.

Kelli DowneyKelli.Downey@NationwideChildrens.org
Primary Care, Ambulatory Specialty Clinics: Neurology, Endocrinology and Physical Medicine, Radiology, Float Pool, Infectious Disease, Employee Health, Utilization Review/Clinical Documentation Improvement, Nursing/Clinical Informatics, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Hand in Hand Pediatrics, Endo/Renal.

Laura ElliottLaura.Elliott@NationwideChildrens.org
Homecare, Hospice, Nurse Practitioner (PNP, APRN), HIV/FACES, Healthy Weight & Nutrition, Community Practices, C5A Behavioral Health/Gen Med/Observation Unit.

Macy MeinsenMacy.Meinsen@NationwideChildrens.org
The Heart Center: CTICU (H4B), Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiology Clinic, Cardiac Care (H4A), Heart Float Pool, NP (Nurse Practitioner), Nurse Clinician, Physician Assistants, Behavioral Health: Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit, Child Inpatient, Adolescent Unit.

Kate RocheKathryn.Roche@NationwideChildrens.org
PCAs, Unit Coordinators, Summer Nurse Externs, Perioperative Techs, Environmentalists.

Pat ShaverPat.Shaver@NationwideChildrens.org 
Emergency Services, Urgent Care, Ambulatory Specialty Clinics, Ortho, Pediatric & Adolescent GYN, Gastro, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Simulation Center, Transport Program, Paramedics, Urology, Infection Prevention, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction Clinic, Pain Clinic, Vascular Access, Rheumatology.

Indya SimsIndya.Sims@NationwideChildrens.org
Medical Assistants, Respiratory Therapy, Hematology/Oncology, Surgery/Burn/Trauma, Intestinal Rehab/Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction/Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonary, Neuroscience, General Med, Med Surg, Rehab, Simulation Center.

Jackie StevensJacquelyn.Stevens@NationwideChildrens.org
Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Urgent Care, Perioperative Services, OR, PACU, Surgery Centers, Pre Admission Testing, Rehab.

Jessica TothJessica Toth@NationwideChildrens.org
Behavioral Health:  Psychiatric Outpatient Clinics – Main Campus, LAC, Behavioral Health Pavilion and Westerville, Psychiatric Crisis Department, Extended Observation Unit, Behavioral Health Pavilion Float Pool.

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