Chart Your Course for Success

We believe that innovation and education are the foundation of both a successful career and work environment. You will have the structure and support to arrive, survive, and thrive at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. You will be able to chart your course for success using role-specific internal resources such as the Professional Nurse Development Plan, Personal Success Plans, and the Leadership Development Roadmap, as well as an annual tuition assistance stipend for external learning opportunities.

This commitment ensures that our work environment is full of diverse ideas, innovative solutions, and forward-thinking leaders that help us establish the country's most technologically advanced, family-friendly and environmentally sustainable facility for children and pregnant women.

Scholarships - Financial Support to Continue Your Education

Stanford Medicine Children's Health believes that our success is a direct reflection of your dedication, progress and achievements. That’s why we actively encourage you to enhance your knowledge through educational study. As part of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, you’ll have access to the following benefits, each of which is designed to help offset academic enrollment expenses:

  • Transformation scholarship program – Team members pursuing education in key career areas can receive a yearly stipend of up to $5,000 for tuition, fees and books.
  • Tuition reimbursement – Reimbursement for covered, out-of-pocket expenses is available to eligible employees who take certain courses.
  • Transfer of funds – Eligible employees who take an internal course can have the funds/tuition for that class transferred directly to their department for payment

Continuing Education - Helping You Grow and Expand Your Knowledge

Stanford Medicine Children's Health provides hope to patients and families by keeping pace with the ever-evolving world of health care and science. One of the ways is by providing our clinical professionals with a variety of continuing medical education (CME) programs. We do this so that they can continue to educate themselves about the latest treatments, technologies and trends in their fields. In addition to a variety of internal classes, we offer full-time employees  tuition reimbursement for use towards courses. Our team members also have the option of enrolling in Stanford University programs to expand their knowledge and fulfill their CME requirements.

Advancement for Nurses

We offer a variety of educational benefits, including specialized training and development programs, for our outstanding nursing team. Whether you’re a new graduate seeking mentorship and advanced instruction or a seasoned nurse interested in professional growth, Stanford Children's Health has the resources and tools to help you move forward in your career.

New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Our five-month New Graduate Nurse Residency Program provides you with a supportive network of senior-level nurses, mentors and debriefers to help augment your transition from the classroom to clinical practice. In addition to one-on-one clinical training with a preceptor, we offer class-based instruction, a skills lab, and a structured mentor program. Participants of this unique residency also receive access to an easy-to-use web portal and supportive self-care/debriefing groups.

Professional Nursing Development Program (PNDP)

PNDP was designed to promote and reward nurses who seek and demonstrate clinical excellence and provide a structured path for career growth. The PNDP features two achievement levels: Clinical Nurse III and Clinical Nurse IV, which indicate an advanced and superior grasp of the nursing practice, respectively. To reach either level, participants must meet and maintain a select set of criteria.

Career Ladders - Pursue a More Progressive Career Path

Our Career Ladders at Stanford Medicine Children's Health are designed to support every member of our team––at all levels of experience and across all disciplines––as they attain professional growth. This is a step-by-step process that helps you set and achieve position-specific training and education goals, and it is one of the clearest paths towards promotion. A Career Ladder also enables us to recognize and reward your unique contributions to your patients, colleagues and community.