Nursing Careers :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nursing Careers

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.

Speak to our team about a career in pediatric Homecare nursing

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

If you’re a current Nationwide Children’s employee, please visit ANCHOR and search “Employee Referral Program” to learn more.

Nursing Careers at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Magnet Recognition

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

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 third time. 

This prestigious recognition is the ultimate benchmark in nursing excellence and is awarded to only about seven percent of the nation’s more than 6,000 hospitals across the country. Of that number, only one percent has achieved designation on three occasions and Nationwide Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the state of Ohio to earn such a status three times.

Nationwide Children’s was the first freestanding pediatric hospital in Ohio to achieve MagnetTM status in 2005 and this latest designation will stand until 2017.

Awards and Honors for Nationwide Children's Hospital



ANCC Magnet Recognition Logo

A Message from Our CNO

Photo of Linda Stoverock, RN


View a message from our Chief Nursing Officer, Linda Stoverock. 






Contact Us and Apply Today 

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Contact one of our recruiters for specific questions about posted nursing positions.

Nurse Recruiters

Jeanne Rocco -
Director, Nurse Recruitment

Jackie Stevens -
Nurse Recruiter I
Emergency Services, Urgent Care, Primary Care, In-House Agency, Cardiac Cath Lab, IV Team, Dialysis, Off-site Acquisitions, Skills Center, Radiology, GI

Leah Donohue -
Sr. HR Consultant
CTICU, Cardiology Clinic, ECMO, Inpatient Behavioral Health Nursing, Mental Health Technicians, Nurse Practioners, Neuroscience

Laura Elliott -
Recruiter II
Homecare, Center for Family Safety and Healing, Ambulatory Specialty Clinics, Physician Consult Transfer, Infectious Disease, Observation, Endo/Rheum/Renal/GI Non-Surgical, Rehabilitation, Nursing/Clinical Informatics, Cardiac Care, Professional Development

Laré Bridges -
Sr. HR Consultant
NICU, Perinatal Research, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Lactation, PICU

Jennifer Jezorski -
Recruiter II
Nursing Research, Perioperative Services, Utilization Review/Discharge Planning, Partners for Kids, CRNA, General Medicine, Employee Health, Complex Care Clinic

Indya Sims -
Recruiter II
Medical Assistants, Respiratory Therapy, School Health Services, Hematology/Oncology, Ortho/Burn/Trauma, Pediatric Surgery, Pulmonary, Patient Care Assistants – Emergency Department, Employee Wellness
Patient Care Assistants, Unit Coordinators, Constant Attendants, Human Milk Technicians, Patient Liasons

Care Coordination Open House

Care Coordination Open House
Wednesday, April 18
4 to 7 p.m.

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In 2005, Nationwide Children's became the first Children’s Hospital in Ohio to receive Magnet™ Recognition. Learn more about our culture from our Chief Nursing Officer, Linda Stoverock.

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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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
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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