The Lurie Children’s RN Internship Program is an innovative transitioning approach to prepare nurses for a rewarding career in the care of children and families.
Built on the belief that a nurturing learning environment facilitates a sense of belonging and acceptance, this program provides an individualized precepted orientation, guided classroom learning, peer support sessions, clinical exchange opportunities and mentors in evidence-based practice to support nursing excellence. The program invests in Lurie Children’s commitment to create a culture of inclusion and promise to provide employees with resources for professional development.
Please Note: Due to the high volume of candidates, we strongly recommend applying early. Program start dates:
To search current job openings, please visit our jobs website.
Please note: As a new graduate nurse, you will qualify only for those nursing job postings titled Registered Nurse – New Graduate.
Candidates can rate their top two units of interest and will be asked to rank applications in order of preference. It is not a guarantee that candidates will interview with both units.
An hour shadowing experience may also be included as a part of the interview process, so please plan accordingly.
Each nursing unit that is currently hiring new graduates at that time will be listed on the job postings.
Interviews will be conducted during June. Once final candidates are chosen, those not selected for a position will be informed via e-mail.
The interview process will include an interview with the Department and possible shadow experience on the unit. For interview selection, present documentation of your scheduled RN-NLCEX date of June 15th (for the August session) or August 15th (for the October 8th session). For licensure transfer, present documentation of your postmarked licensure transfer application to the IL Department of Professional Regulation with the same deadline dates of June 15th (for the August session) or August 15th (for the October 8th session).
The documents required on the day of the interview include; two copies of your resume. At the time of offer you will need to bring current licensure verification as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois and BLS certification required through American Heart Association is required. A copy of your Continental Testing Service (CTS) pass letter will be required. Orientation attendance is required for successful completion of the RN Internship Graduate Program.
The RN Internship program is 18 months in length. Individualized precepted orientation time varies by specialty area.
Lurie Children's is an ANCC Magnet-recognized hospital.
“I started as a new graduate in the PICU at Lurie Children’s a little over a year ago. Everyone on this unit has been very helpful in making my first year of nursing a very memorable and rewarding experience. The preceptors were very knowledgeable, and the orientation program that was offered was very beneficial.”
“I have been a nurse at Lurie Children’s for four years. This is the only place I have ever wanted to work as a nurse. The philosophy of nursing here is family-centered care, meaning that we view each patient and family as a distinct unit. We individualize patient care and focus on the whole patient, not just the illness…The nursing philosophy at Lurie Children’s has enabled me to grow both personally and professionally in understanding how to assist families in times of crisis.”