Nursing careers

Magnet Recognized

Explore nursing careers and job opportunities at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. At Children’s Hospital, nurses have a passion for providing the best and safest care to patients and families.

We offer part- and full-time positions, including 12-hour shifts, an internal float pool and weekend programs in a variety of care settings, so that nurses can balance career objectives with personal and family needs.

From primary care to specialty care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has opportunities in:

  • Hospitals, clinics and outpatient surgery
  • Home and school-based community health programs
  • Research and quality improvement
  • Nursing leadership

Children’s Hospital also works with more than 30 colleges and universities to provide clinical practicum opportunities for student nurses.

About our nurses
Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. More than 80 percent of our nurses have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, which is preferred. In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, more than 170 advanced practice nurses partner with physicians as members of the Children’s Hospital care team.

On the forefront of pediatric medicine, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nurses are using new technologies and applying advanced treatment options. Focused on evidence-based care and outcomes, our nurses are setting care standards—not only adopting best practices, but developing and sharing them too. The competence and expertise demonstrated by our nurses gives both comfort and confidence to patients and families. Here, nurses understand the importance of involving the patient when possible, along with family and other caregivers, in the plan of care.

Professional growth and development
Your professional growth and development matter to us. We encourage continuing education, professional certifications and participation in nursing-research opportunities, and we support membership in professional organizations. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has a shared-governance structure that allows nurses to participate in decision-making.

REACH (Recognizing Excellence, Expertise and Achievements at Children’s Hospital) is the professional advancement program for nurses. REACH recognizes professional development, expertise and outcomes for individual practice, the unit/department and organization/community.

We also offer:

  • A comprehensive orientation program, including learning sessions at three, six and 12 months
  • Education assistance and nursing scholarships
  • A mentoring program

Nursing annual report
Read more about Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's nurses and their accomplishments in the 2012 Nursing Annual Report.

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