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RN Residency in Pediatrics


At Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), it is our goal to take care of acutely ill and injured children in today’s increasingly complex technological environment. New graduate nurses need extended clinical experiences with appropriate support systems for a successful transition from nursing student to professional nurse.


Applications for the March 2015 cohort are closed. The September 2015 cohort applications will open in March 2015.

Online Applications

Applications for the September 2015 cohort will be posted online from March 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. through March 11, 2015 at 9 p.m. (PST).

Packet Deadline

September 2015 cohort application packets are due in Human Resources by March 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. (PST).

Interview Process

If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified via phone by May 1, 2015. Please allow Human Resources and the Unit Managers time between the packet deadline and interviews to review packets and make their selections. If you are not chosen for an interview, you will be notified via email at a later time. We appreciate your patience.

Upcoming Program Dates

  • March 2015
  • September 2015


At CHLA, we understand the needs of new graduate nurses as they integrate into the profession. To meet those needs, we use the Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics program, which provides the specific tools and experiences needed by new graduates to become successful pediatric nurses.

CHLA is the founding hospital of the Versant RN Residency. Created in July 1999, the 22-week program provides new nursing school graduates with a comprehensive clinical and learning experience to prepare them for work in an acute care environment. It has become the national model for new graduate nurse residency programs throughout the United States.


We are acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for our leadership in pediatric and adolescent medicine. As a Magnet-designated hospital, CHLA is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California for more than 73 years. We also are a national leader in pediatric research. 

See what the National Association of Childrens' Hospitals and Related Institutions has to say about our Program.

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