Children's Hospital Colorado

Transition to Practice Program for Adult to Pediatric Nursing

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Here at Children’s Hospital Colorado, we know that children are not just small adults — they have different needs and require incredibly different care. If you are an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) who is passionate about working with children, you’ve come to the right place. Our Transition to Practice Program (TTP) for Adult to Pediatric Nursing offers specialized training and education to support you as you begin your career in pediatrics. 

We are hiring experienced RNs to join our nursing units — no pediatric experience required. We will be here every step of the way to provide you with the robust training and clinical experience you need to ensure your career success at our top-rated pediatric hospitals.   

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What to expect from our Transition to Practice Program  

The TTP Program for Adult to Pediatric Nursing at Children’s Colorado consists of three, eight-hour days of hands-on and didactic learning that emphasizes the fundamentals of caring for various pediatric ages and developmental stages. We focus on combining nurses’ existing clinical skills with insights into unique pediatric pathologies, while fostering effective communication with patients and caregivers. The program aims to ensure that every nurse feels confident and competent in providing high-quality care to our patients and families.  

The TTP Program complements ongoing, unit-specific onboarding education and training for each of our nursing specialties and is designed to align with Children’s Colorado’s Team Member Orientation. The classes occur early in the new hire’s orientation, typically the week following orientation.   

The program is open to nurses of all specialties at all our locations throughout the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs.  

Eligibility requirements 

  • Experience: Minimum of one year in adult healthcare settings 
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); applicants with an Associate Degree in Nursing who agree to obtain a BSN within 3 years from their start date may be considered 
  • Licensure and registration: Registered Nurse (RN) license; BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon hire 

Additional Transition to Practice Programs at Children’s Colorado 

Children’s Colorado is dedicated to supporting nurses of all skill levels and experience in transitioning to a fulfilling career in pediatrics. Learn more about these Transition to Practice programs: 

Why work as a nurse at Children’s Hospital Colorado?  

Our pediatric nurses are respected team members who work on the front lines to provide skilled and compassionate care for kids. Many of our nursing roles include variable staffing patterns to accommodate full-time, part-time, flex and per diem positions. Nurses at Children’s Colorado also enjoy ample growth opportunities through our Clinical Advancement Program, which recognizes nurses’ hard work, expertise and leadership in reimagining the future of child health.  

Regular full-time and part-time team members who work at least 40 hours per pay period can access our comprehensive benefits, which include: 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Annual merit increases based on performance 
  • 6% retirement match 
  • Generous paid time off  
  • Wellness incentives 
  • Relocation assistance for high-demand roles 

Learn more about why our nurses love working at Children’s Colorado.

Frequently asked questions about our TTP Program for Adult to Pediatric Nursing

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