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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.


RN Residency applications for the September 2014 cohort will open Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. and will close Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8 a.m. 

RN Residency Online Applications

Once you have submitted your online application, it will be reviewed and if you meet the requirements, you will be emailed the RN Residency packet. Please complete the packet and return to HR by the deadline. 

RN Residency Packet Deadline
Packets for the September 2014 cohort will need to be received to HR no later than Thursday, March 27, 2014 by 4 p.m.

The September 2014 RN Residency will start on September 2, 2014. 


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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