Below are the most frequently asked questions of our Clinical Talent Acquisition Department. If you need more information or have an additional question, please use this form to send us your inquiries and we will be certain to answer all of your questions!
To check if your school is accredited by the CCNE or ACEN, please visit their websites:
Yes, we do have a nurse residency program; however it is not a program that you apply directly into. If you are offered a position at Nationwide Children’s Hospital that participates in the program, then you are automatically enrolled.
Enrollment in a BSN nationally accredited nursing program
3.0 GPA or higher
Two clinicals completed within a hospital setting, with two “excellent” references
Junior or Senior standing with graduation within 12 months
Yes, we do hire new graduates for most of our RN positions. If we do not, it will state on the job description “no new grad opportunity” or in the job description it will list the years of experience needed.
We do hire nurses with an ADN degree in all units except for the ICU’s and the Emergency Department. If you are hired with an ADN, you are required to receive your BSN within five years of your hire date.
Please visit the Ohio Board of Nursing website at www.nursing.ohio.gov and go to “Forms for Nurse Applicants (Already Licensed in Another State)” and complete the required paperwork to submit to the Board.
It depends on the time of year in which you graduate. For May graduates, we recommend applying in February. December graduates can begin applying as early as August since the candidate pool is smaller during that time of year. Keep in mind that you have to take boards once you graduate and that can sometimes put you back a few more months; you cannot start in a position with us until you have successfully passed boards.
If you have applied for a position and it has been over two weeks since you have received a phone call or an email, please call our main Talent Acquisition phone number at (614) 355-4111 and we can check up on your application and touch base with the appropriate Talent Acquisition representative.
Depending on the time of year that you are applying, the candidate pool can become very competitive. If you have not been selected for a significant amount of positions, please feel free to call Talent Acquisition at (614) 355-4111.
Of course! We will interview all candidates who are within a few months of graduating/receiving their Ohio RN license.
When you are hired into a position, our policy states that you must stay in that position for one full year starting from the date you completed your department orientation before you are allowed to transfer departments, change shifts or FTE status.
Dress for interviews is business casual. You are not required to wear a suit, however it is always better to be overdressed than underdressed.