Nursing Orientation and Transition

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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 Experienced Nurses

  • 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 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

View SCOOP brochure

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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