Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

Become a Vital Part of Our Healthcare Team

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are a vital part of our healthcare team at Cincinnati Children's. APRNs provide quality, cost-effective services and clinical care through education, research, and state-of-the-art technology and programs. We value them as expert leaders who are dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of infants, children, and adolescents. APRNs are credentialed as affiliate members of the Cincinnati Children's medical staff.

As an APRN at Cincinnati Children's, you will have the opportunity to work with more than 400 nationally certified APRNs in more than 30 specialty areas. APRNs work in areas ranging from inpatient settings, outpatient clinics, research, as well as general and community pediatrics. There are a variety of specialty areas that fall under each setting which allows APRNs to continue to advance their career within the same medical center.

Just a few of our specialty areas include Neurosurgery, Hematology / Oncology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, Newborn Intensive Care, Transitional Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Psychiatry.

Qualities We Are Seeking

We are seeking clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners or nurse anesthetists who are registered nurses with master's degrees, and who meet Ohio's licensing criteria. In addition to these qualifications, ideal candidates will:

  • Possess relevant experience working within a pediatric health care environment
  • Possess the skill set to work collaboratively with families and interdisciplinary health team members to provide primary care, acute and/or chronic health care to pediatric patients, including clinical management for a specified specialty population

Development and Growth Opportunities

We offer all continuing education needed to maintain APRN licensure and prescriptive authority free of charge. We also offer additional educational programs for professional development, including an APRN Leadership Development Course, Research Education Series, and more. APRNs are also encouraged to participate with other providers on an APRN/PA Shared Governance Council which empowers APRNs to actively participate in decisions that impact practice.

Specialty Areas

  • The NICU is one of the largest, most sophisticated Level IV intensive care units for newborns in the United States.
  • We provide the highest level of medical care to premature and critically ill newborns.
  • Our Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners work closely with multiple subspecialists who offer their expertise in areas that include cardiology, fetal and neonatal surgery, neurology, pulmonology and urology.
  • Team consists of more than 60 highly trained, experienced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.
  • We staff multiple level II, III, and IV NICUs and Special Care Nurseries in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.
  • The TCC APRNs work with technologically dependent infants and children, with a focus on transitioning to home.
  • Management range is that of acutely ill to stable patients waiting to be discharged to home but are waiting on issues such as home nursing, and/or parent education.
  • TCC is a 24 bed unit at the base hospital and we now have a 10 bed unit at our Liberty Campus.
  • APRNs staff 24/7, they have a great deal of autonomy in managing this patient population, with much of the focus on ventilator management.
  • The PICU is comprised of both medical and surgical patients, which includes a robust transplant service. They function as part of a multi-disciplinary team for acutely ill patients requiring diagnosing treating, consulting, procedures and care coordination.
  • Currently a 35-bed unit with planned expansion to 48 beds.
  • Our current model is a two-team approach with one APRN per rounding team and a Resource APRN. Resource role varies with the chief responsibilities of MRT response, admissions and ED evaluations.
  • The Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of pediatric mental health.
  • Dedicated to meeting the mental health challenges of patients and their families in whatever setting suits their needs from inpatient, to partial hospitalization, to outpatient or residential treatment.
  • We also provide treatment in school based settings and primary care practices. Our APRNs provide a strong and vibrant presence in all these care settings.
  • Our large and well-established team of APRNs work well together and provide an enviable level of peer support and education.

Our Invitation To You

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