RN Fellowship Program

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago RN Fellowship Program is an innovative transitioning approach to support nurses with no or minimal prior pediatric experience. This innovative, evidenced-based transition-to-practice program provides the essential support needed for:

  • Nurses with tenure in adult patient populations
  • Nurses with less than two years of pediatric experience

The program was built to supplement an experienced nurse’s baseline knowledge in pediatrics, to ensure success at Lurie Children’s and master the competencies to care for our complex patient populations. The program invests in Lurie Children’s commitment to create a culture of inclusion and promise to provide employees with resources for professional development. Nurses in the RN Fellowship Program attend experienced nursing orientation, unit-based classes and three additional RN Fellowship classes. Precepted orientation is individualized and unit-based, and will assist the RN in learning clinical skills and developing team relationships.

Three Components of the RN Fellowship Program

  1. Pediatric patient assessment
  2. Pediatric patient safety
  3. Nursing wellbeing and professional growth at Lurie Children’s

Delivery of education will include

  • Simulations
  • Didactic
  • Skills lab

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the education requirements for the program?

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) with agreement to start BSN within two years
  • Eligible for tuition reimbursement after six months of employment

How do I apply to the RN Fellowship Program?