Children’s National Hospital is now offering sign-on bonuses! Up to $25,000 (with a three-year commitment)

Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., is offering sign-on bonuses for nurses! Come join the No. 5 children’s hospital in the nation, and our more than 8,000 employees who are providing world-class care in a warm and caring environment.

Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital. Our nurses are a critical component of the care team, and they partner with all members of the healthcare team in caring for patients, improving quality, and enhancing the patient and family experience.

We’ve been serving the nation’s children for more than 150 years. We offer expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty locations. Home to the Children’s National Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions and is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care. We're also proud to be a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

A Place to Grow and Thrive

Opportunities for professional development support not only nurses’ career aspirations, but patients’ outcomes.


  • Tuition reimbursement for academic advancement

  • Tuition for CPR, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, certification classes and attendance at continuing education programs

  • Monetary reward for RN's receiving specialty certification or academic advancement

  • Dedicated hours to pediatric nursing content, professional development, peer support and blended learning in a classroom setting

  • One on one clinical preceptorship

  • Personal Professional Portfolio membership

  • Weekly invitations to attend professional rounds with medical staff

  • Shared Leadership Council membership opportunities

  • Professional career advancement program (Clinical Ladder)

  • A highly supportive nurse residency program, accredited with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

  • Nursing fellowships for experienced nurses seeking advanced clinical experiences tailored to specific interests and learning needs

    Learn more about Children’s National, and see our open positions, by visiting

Our Mission

Since our inception, Children’s National has been committed to improving the lives of children everywhere through Care, Advocacy, Research and Education.

We accomplish this through:

  • Providing a quality healthcare experience for our patients and families
  • Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally
  • Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges

Our Vision

Children’s medicine isn’t just what we do, it’s all we do and we will set the standard of excellence for the care of children. Our vision is:

  • To lead the nation in advancing the health and well-being of all children.
  • To be a premier pediatric health system, with leadership
  • in advocacy, research, education, and clinical care.
  • To set the standard in delivering the highest quality care, in ways that put the child at the center

Our employees are the heart and soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

To learn more about our Careers, click here!