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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.

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

A Message from Our 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 MagnetTM Recognition. MagnetTM 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. MagnetTM 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. 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. MagnetTM 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 Nursing Recruitment form so that we may help you find what you are looking for.

Best Regards,

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


Magnet Recognition

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

On August 19, 2009, Nationwide Children’s was re-designated as a MagnetTM hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This prestigious recognition is the ultimate benchmark in nursing excellence, measuring quality care and innovations in nursing practice. MagnetTM re-designation is awarded to just 2 percent of hospitals across the country.

Nationwide Children’s was the first freestanding pediatric hospital in Ohio to achieve MagnetTM status in 2005 and this latest designation will stand until 2013.


Learn more about this important recognition.

Vision Minute Video: What it Means to be MagnetTM

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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

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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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000