About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at .
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
What is ASCEND?
Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity (ASCEND)is our initiative to promote a more diverse nursing workforce at Akron Children's. By providing financial support, mentorship, professional development, and job placement assistance, Children's hopes to remove barriers to joining the nursing profession. The program focuses on supporting members of traditionally underrepresented groups in nursing (e.g., males, veterans, minorities, LGBTQ+).
How does it work?
The ASCEND track is available for juniors and seniors earning bachelor's degrees in nursing. While in the program, you can pursue the traditional route of working for Children's while taking classes or take the fast track to graduation as a full-time student through our Plus program. Upon graduation and licensure, we'll help you move into a new position as a registered nurse. Graduates will fulfill a work commitment to Akron Children's Hospital.
We find ways to help program participants overcome common challenges by offering 100% prepaid tuition, paid fees for uniforms, books, supplies, and equipment, as well as the following benefits as needed:
How do I qualify?
The successful candidate for this program will possess traits that align with our three promises:
Students must complete their sophomore year of nursing school in good standing before applying to the program. Participants should also be enthusiastic about serving our pediatric population and want to bring their leadership and diverse perspectives to the nursing profession.
Ready to launch your career? Apply today. You'll receive more program information via email with a request to schedule your intake with the Career Launch team.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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