New Grad Nurses

Begin Your Pediatric Career at Children's

Children's offers a variety of programs designed to help recent nursing graduates learn about our children's hospital and personally experience our environment of family-centered care.

Pediatric Nurse Resident Program

The Pediatric Nurse Resident program transitions new graduates into our highly specialized pediatric environment. The program includes:

  • New Employee Orientation
  • Patient Care Provider Orientation
  • Orientation with a unit preceptor
  • Networking and collaborating with a cohort
  • Ongoing learning events throughout the first year of practice (clinical and lecture based)
  • Simulations with high-fidelity simulators

Start dates are flexible, and enrollment is open throughout the year pending board exam completion. Application is not required. Nurses start the Nurse Resident Program after being hired onto specific nursing units. The program is also available to nurses with limited pediatric experience outside of Children’s.

Qualifications:

  • Current license in the state of Georgia as a Registered Nurse
  • Must have graduated from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Must be hired as a staff nurse on qualifying units

Please talk to your recruiter, unit educator, or hiring manager for more information.

Children’s hires new grads in a variety of units, including PICU, NICU, TICU, CICU, Hematology/Oncology, Emergency Department and Med/Surg floors, pending availability. We do not currently hire new graduate nurses into the OR, PACU, Day Surgery or other surgical areas.

Mentoring Program

The nurse mentoring program is designed to provide support, promote professional development, enhance communication and build relationships for newly-hired staff nurses as they are introduced to Children's culture.

The new staff nurse is paired with a carefully selected mentor who has completed mentor training. During the year-long program, mentorees meet with their mentor on a regular basis, completing a program that includes developing confidence to question, peer relations, negotiation skills, communication skills and developing your career path as well as other topics.

Job Shadowing

As part of our interviewing process, Children's offers the opportunity for nurses or graduating nursing students to tour and observe individual nursing units. The candidate is encouraged to shadow a Children's caregiver for a period of time to experience our environment of family-centered care.

This is an ideal opportunity to see first-hand our technology, patient-types, patient ratios and volumes in our children's hospital. Candidates can also speak personally with staff and get their perspective on why Children's is such great place to work.

Children's offers a variety of programs designed to help recent nursing graduates learn about our children's hospital and personally experience our environment of family-centered care.