I am an Experienced Nurse

From the looks on the faces of children when you make them feel better, to the notes they write thanking you for making them laugh, the little reasons to come to UPMC Children's Hospital make the biggest rewards of all.

We offer numerous career opportunities for the experienced nurse — with and without pediatric experience. Inpatient units primarily schedule 12-hour shifts, but schedules may vary in other departments.

Orientation is tailored to a nurse’s previous experience and education. We provide an extensive orientation period for nurses who are transitioning from the adult setting to pediatrics. Orientation includes clinical time with competent preceptors along with blended learning experiences in the classroom.

At our facility the experienced nurse can choose from a variety of pediatric specialties. Inpatient units include:

  • Adolescent and Endocrine
  • CICU/7A
  • Emergency Department
  • Epilepsy Unit
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology /Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
  • ICU
  • Operating Room
  • Orthopaedics/Neurology/Trauma
  • PICU
  • PRN
  • Rehabilitation Unit
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Casual Pool
  • Outpatient areas that hire experienced nurses are:
    • Cardiac Cath Lab
    • Children’s North Surgery Center and Children’s South
    • Post Anesthesia Care Unit
    • Radiology
    • Research Departments
    • Same Day Surgery