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Nursing at Akron Children’s

At Akron Children’s Hospital, careers in nursing feel different. It’s being bedside with a smile. Feeling the support of a true work family. Healing, while giving hope.

What makes it all possible

When you care for a patient as you would your own child, extraordinary things happen.

Here, futures are in your hands. The impact you make is felt on a daily basis, face-to-face, by children and their families. You do much more than treat patients. You get to know them, so interactions mean more.

At Akron Children’s, you become a nurse who brings specialized skills and a secret handshake. A dedication to compassionate interactions and to knowing a favorite princess.

As the individual your patients come to recognize, rely on and smile at, you go beyond the title of nurse.

Because this is more than a job. It’s what you were meant to do.

Check out our recent nursing highlights, facts and stats.

Nurse Residency Program

In 2021, the Akron Children's Hospital Nurse Residency Program was re-accredited with Distinction by the Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP), which sets the gold standard for transition to practice programs for registered nurses.

The Nurse Residency Program supports new graduate registered nurses in their first year of practice. Our Residency Advisory Board, which includes members from schools of nursing, was identified as a best practice in creating alignment between the schools’ curriculum and our program’s quality outcome goals.

How nurses make a difference

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Karan Johnson

Nurse Manager, Adolescent Unit

“I want all employees to feel they can come into my office and speak openly and confidentially. I want them to believe we can solve a problem together.

Akron Children’s has the best tuition reimbursement program. And if they’re willing to invest in me, why not invest in myself?

What inspires me as a nurse manager is my team of staff nurses and how dedicated they are. It doesn’t matter how busy we are, they work and continue to work until the job is done.”