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Nursing Careers FAQs

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Get Answers to Your Career Questions

Experienced nurses who are interested in more information about Children's National nursing positions may dial in for virtual drop-in hours on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. Call 877-853-5247 and use meeting ID 501-810-408.

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For Nursing Students

Can I start at Children's National Hospital while I'm still in nursing school?

Does Children’s National have an externship/summer program for nursing students?

How do I apply for the LAUNCH Nurse Trainee Program?

How do I arrange a clinical rotation for nursing school?

Do you set up shadowing experiences?

Online Search Questions and Answers

How do I search open positions?

How do I apply for an opening?

How do I attach letters of recommendation?

Is an unofficial transcript acceptable?

How many applications can I submit?

What is the process once I apply?

How can I check the status of my application?

The position I was applying to disappeared. What happened?

Patient Care Technician

What are the qualifications for a patient care technician position?

What is the hiring process for Patient Care Technicians (PCTS)?

Professional Development Opportunities Questions and Answers

Does Children’s National offer tuition assistance?

When is the next fellowship starting? How do I apply?


What are you looking for in a nursing candidate?

Do I need to have a Washington D.C. RN license to apply?

Is a BSN preferred?

Does Children’s National hire licensed practical nurses?

What is the difference between an RN I and RN II?