Nursing Orientation and Training

Boston Children’s Nursing Department offers programs with tailored orientation and training opportunities for registered experienced nurses, new nursing graduates and students. 

Nurses undergo a comprehensive orientation period to introduce them to the Boston Children's team and to provide them with the information and support they need to succeed.

Registered Nurses with Experience

  • Traditional instructor-led classroom activities
  • On-line self-paced learning
  • Cutting-edge simulation experiences.
  • Highly specialized unit-based orientation, varying for each unit.

New Graduate Nursing Orientation Program

The New Graduate Orientation Program at Boston Children's is a comprehensive 14 week program that includes:
  • Classroom style education
  • Direct patient care
  • Simulated learning experiences
  • Preceptor and staff development faculty support
  • Ongoing evaluation.


Boston Children’s Hospital nurses designed the Student Career Opportunity Outreach Program (SCOOP) to educate and inspire youth to consider nursing as a career.

The SCOOP program offers:

  • School visits from Boston Children's SCOOP nurses
  • Hospital field trips/panel to Boston Children’s

“My experience thus far has been too amazing to describe in words; this internship is by far the best job that I have ever had.” - Hannah Frasier, SN Northeastern University Class of 2013