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Job Requisition Number 18144

What is ASCEND? 

Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity (ASCEND) is our initiative to promote a more diverse nursing workforce at Akron Children's. By providing financial support, mentorship, professional development, and job placement assistance, Children's hopes to remove barriers to joining the nursing profession. The program focuses on supporting members of traditionally underrepresented groups in nursing (e.g., males, veterans, minorities, LGBTQ+).  

How does it work? 

The ASCEND track is available for juniors and seniors earning bachelor's degrees in nursing. While in the program, you can pursue the traditional route of working for Children's while taking classes or take the fast track to graduation as a full-time student through our Plus program. Upon graduation and licensure, we'll help you move into a new position as a registered nurse. Graduates will fulfill a work commitment to Akron Children's Hospital. 

Program Benefits 

We find ways to help program participants overcome common challenges by offering 100% prepaid tuition, paid fees for uniforms, books, supplies, and equipment, as well as the following benefits as needed:

  1. Transportation assistance
  2. Childcare reimbursement
  3. Opportunities for mentorship
  4. Loaner Laptop

How do I qualify?

The successful candidate for this program will possess traits that align with our three promises:

  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

Students must complete their sophomore year of nursing school in good standing before applying to the program. Participants should also be enthusiastic about serving our pediatric population and want to bring their leadership and diverse perspectives to the nursing profession. 

Ready to launch your career? Apply today. You'll receive more program information via email with a request to schedule your intake with the Career Launch team. 

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