Become a Nurse at Children's Hospital Colorado


We invite you to join our staff at Children's Hospital Colorado. Every day can be a journey of discovery and healing at our Magnet-designated facility. With our consistent ranking by U.S.News & World Report as one of the 10 best children's hospitals in America and our state-of-the-art hospital, there has never been a better time to join our team. Some highlights of our nursing program include:

  • Commitment to family-centered care
  • Nationally competitive salaries and benefits
  • Competency-based orientation and Clinical Ladder program
  • A Nurse Residency Program for new nursing graduates
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Variable staffing patterns (full time, part time, flex and PRN)
  • Float teams
  • Unit-based self-governance model
  • Nursing research, evidence-based practice, precepting opportunities and paid conference days
  • Active Rocky Mountain Chapter Society of Pediatric Nurses

Orientation for new nurses

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Children’s Welcome & Children’s Way* Clinical Orientation Epic/ Clinical Orientation Clinical Orientation Epic/ Clinical Orientation
Children’s Welcome orientation provides an overview of the history, mission, vision & values. This session also provides an introduction to staff expectations, hospital policies & procedures, parking, badging, dress code, benefits, computer training and a hospital tour.

*Children’s Way takes place at the end of week 2 and is an opportunity to network with other colleagues and learn about the way we operate at Children’s (i.e. culture, expectations and resource)
Interprofessional activity based day specifically designed for new employees in clinical roles.

Topics include Culture of Safety, Escalation of Care, Patient & Family focus, Regulatory, Infection Prevention and a Senior Leader Welcome
Computer training courses & exercises tailored to meet the communication and documentation needs of each role

Registered Nurses are offered hands on scenario based practice with key Skills & Equipment
Interprofessional activity based day specifically designed for new employees in clinical roles.

Topics include CODE Simulation, Medication Safety, Regulatory, Pain, Evidenced Based Practice & growth opportunities
Computer & hands on EMR Barcoding training for RNs, and other clinical roles, who administer medications followed by a practicum to apply Epic knowledge

Point of Care Testing and training on our Glucometer

Each new RN completes a full week of HR, Clinical, and Epic computer training to provide new members of our team with a strong foundation of knowledge before beginning in their department.

The week is designed with an interprofessional audience in mind to help all clinical staff work as a collaborative team right from day one. Orientation is a mix of didactic; computer based, and hands on training.

Upon completion of orientation Each RN is paired with experienced preceptor(s) in their department. The number of precepted clinical hours depends on the acuity of the department, the RNs level of experience, and individual needs. Department-based supplemental classes are offered on a regular basis to help further support staff in their new environment. 

Careers and support for new nurses

Children's Colorado hires baccalaureate nursing graduates from schools with CCNE or NLNAC accredited programs. New graduate nurses will attend the New-Graduate Nurse Residency Program, which is designed to facilitate the transition of a recent graduate from a student to a competent nurse at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Other nursing-related opportunities

  • In addition to RNs, we hire CNAs, EMTs, LPNs, MAs and nursing students who have completed their pediatric rotations. If we have these positions available, they will be listed in our online database. CNAs and senior students should search for "Clinical Assistant" positions; EMTs search for CMT positions; and MAs search for MA positions.
  • We do not have nursing internship opportunities. However, we do have numerous volunteer opportunities if you would like to learn more about the hospital. Learn how you can gain experience and put your skills to use as a volunteer.