Nursing careers

Explore nursing careers and job opportunities at Children's Wisconsin. At Children's Wisconsin, nurses have a passion for providing the best and safest care to patients and families.

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We offer part- and full-time positions, including 12-hour shifts, an internal float pool, and weekend programs in a variety of care settings so that nurses can balance career objectives with personal and family needs. Weekend and night shift programs are available for bonuses. Part-time positions at a point five or higher are eligible for benefits.

From primary care to specialty care, Children's Wisconsin has opportunities in:

  • Hospital – Acute care and critical care
  • Emergency department trauma center
  • Transport team
  • Primary care and ambulatory specialty clinics
  • Urgent care
  • Surgical services – operating room and outpatient surgery
  • Home and school-based community health programs
  • Research and quality improvement
  • Poison center
  • Nursing leadership
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Fox Valley Hospital and ambulatory specialty care

Children's Wisconsin also works with more than 30 colleges and universities to provide clinical practicum opportunities for student nurses.

We're a leader in Pediatrics

Magnet logoAbout our nursing team

Children's Wisconsin has received four consecutive Magnet® designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Our Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospitals, Surgicenter, specialty and primary care clinics, community and school-based nurses are recognized for excellence in nursing practice. More than 80 percent of our nurses have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing, which is preferred. In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, more than 170 advanced practice nurses partner with physicians as members of the Children's care team.

On the forefront of pediatric medicine, Children's nurses are using new technologies and applying advanced treatment options. Focused on evidence-based care and outcomes, our nurses are setting care standards—not only adopting best practices, but developing and sharing them too. The competence and expertise demonstrated by our nurses gives both comfort and confidence to patients and families. Here, nurses understand the importance of involving the patient when possible, along with family and other caregivers, in the plan of care.

Professional growth and development

Your professional growth and development matter to us. We encourage continuing education, professional certifications, and participation in nursing-research opportunities. Children’s Wisconsin has a shared-governance structure that allows nurses to participate in decision-making.

REACH (Recognizing Excellence, Expertise and Achievements at Children's Wisconsin) is the professional advancement program for nurses. REACH recognizes professional development, expertise and outcomes for individual practice, the unit/department and organization/community.

We also offer:

  • Education assistance and nursing scholarships
  • A comprehensive orientation program, including learning sessions at three, six and 12 months
  • A mentoring program