A Message from our Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

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.

In April 2005, Nationwide Children's became the first Children’s Hospital in Ohio to receive Magnet® Recognition and has been re-designated three consecutive times since 2005. Magnet® Recognition is named as such because these hospitals attract and retain the best nursing professionals, which is our goal in Nursing at Nationwide Children's. This distinction recognizes what we have always known about our nurses and the excellence in patient care they provide. Magnet® recognized hospitals exhibit improved nurse-to-patient ratios, increased levels of patient satisfaction, reduced mortality and morbidity rates and significantly higher educational preparation of the registered nurse workforce. 

With full certainty, I believe that the ANCC evaluators witnessed the pride, genuine concern for children, family-centered care, and teams working together which we strive for everyday in our clinics and on our units. We are committed to providing an environment that lets our patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians know everyone's voice matters and they are understood, respected and supported when they are at Nationwide Children's.

What I see at Nationwide Children's is a high-performing team caring enough for their patients to go the extra mile to strive to be better. Excellent patient care happens when nursing staff have the right education, correct levels of staff to provide care, and use research and evidence as the basis for their decisions. This is not only my opinion, but the opinion of our current nursing staff.

Along with providing resources for those looking into becoming a nurse, we have also provided information in these pages explaining why Nationwide Children's may be the place for you. Magnet® has provided us the roadmap to stay the course for an excellent practice environment and to challenge ourselves to improve for retention and for recruitment.

We look forward to sharing in your search for information for your Nursing Career. Please send us any of your inquires through our Ask Clinical Talent Acquisition form so that we may help you find what you are looking for.

Best Regards,

Linda Stoverock, Chief Nursing Officer

Linda Stoverock, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Vice President
Nationwide Children's Hospital