Transition RN Residency in Pediatrics

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is excited to present a new training program for the experienced registered nurse who is interested in transitioning to an acute care pediatric setting. The Versant Transition Residency at CHLA will prepare and support the experienced nurse as they enter into a pediatric specialty area. This program will be offered twice a year, August and February. 

Unique Features

  • The Transition Residency, ranging from 12 weeks to 16 weeks depending on the area of specialty, includes competency-driven clinical immersion and curriculum, as well as formal mentoring and debriefing.
  • Each transition RN receives an individualized learning plan for competency acquisition based on a performance gap analysis process.
  • Vital professional development topics, such as career planning, conflict resolution, the culture of a new unit, self-confidence and goal setting, are presented and discussed.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for the Transition Residency Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles: 

  1. A registered nurse with at least 1 year of experience working as an RN in an acute care or non-acute care setting, however acute care experienced is preferred
  2. Bachelor’s degree in any field, BSN or MSN degree preferred
  3. Current American Heart Association CPR and PALS certification

Important Dates 

Online applications for the August 2017 cohort will open on April 10, 2017.

Application

Apply online using our Nursing Career Opportunities Search.

  • You will be able to view and apply to the areas that will be accepting applicants for this program.
  • Please complete the entire online application, attaching a resume is highly recommended.

Upcoming Program Dates

  • August 2017
  • February 2018