Nurse Education Program

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a magnet for nurses with a high degree of expertise. 

Nurses' Education Levels by Percentage

  • Diploma 6.5%
  • Associate 28.4%
  • Bachelor 52.7%
  • Master 11.9%
  • Doctorate 0.4%

Tuition Assistance and Education Allowance

Once a nurse has completed one year of employment, full-time RNs will be reimbursed 75percent of tuition expenses, up to $300 per quarter, for coursework taken that is directly related to their position or to a position that the employee could progress to within the hospital. 

Full-time RNs and LVNs are eligible for an annual $250 education allowance; part-time RNs and LVNs are eligible for an annual $125 education allowance. We also offer 16 hours per year in education time for all full-time RNs and LVNs; eight hours per year for part-time RNs and LVNs.

Onsite Continuing Education Classes and Courses

Our hospital offers more than 100 onsite continuing education, certification and re-certification classes for its nurses every year -- more than any other hospital in the area. Onsite certification classes are offered for:

  • ACLS
  • BSL Instructor
  • Chemo
  • ENPC
  • NRP
  • PALS
  • PALS Instructor
  • TNCC

Nurses and other health care professionals at our hospital, and those who support them, as well as health care professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area are invited to attend continuing education courses at our hospital.

NOTE: Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been granted approval from the Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number CEP 183) to provide continuing education contact hours for registered nurses, and from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider Number PCE 570) to offer contact hours for licensed social workers.

NOTE: We reimburse our nurses for the cost of relevant professional certification exams (e.g., CCRN, CPON, RN-C, etc.) when they are successfully passed; we offer a differential for nurses that have one or more of these professional certifications.

Certification/Credentialing Test Fee Reimbursement

The USC Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program is conveniently scheduled for working clinical and management professionals concerned with advancing or transitioning their careers. The unique curriculum addresses competencies in such areas as finance, management and leadership, policy, strategy, operations, economics, managed care, health law and information systems.

For more information, email Lois Green at GreenL@usc.edu