Miller Children’s Hospital values its nurses and knows how important they are in providing excellent health care to young patients and their families. The nursing program at Miller Children’s is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and by the California Board of Registered Nursing. It takes special people to provide specialized care for kids and their families. Join Miller Children’s nursing team.
Miller Children’s partnered with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to develop an accelerated nursing program and establish a satellite campus at Miller Children’s Hospital for clinical courses led by faculty from both the university and the hospital. This unique accelerated program at CSULB enables nursing students to complete the nursing component of an RN/bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree in just two years instead of the standard three.
CSULB nursing students train with human patient simulators that provide an opportunity for students to learn “real-time patient care” in a non-threatening environment of a simulation lab. The Human Simulator Laboratory is a nine-bed simulator hospital room with an adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care unit. The simulator “dummies” blink, speak, breathe, have a heart beat and mirror human responses to various medical procedures.
This accelerated RN/BSN program provides for an additional 108 graduating RNs annually. As part of the agreement, Miller Children’s Hospital offers to pay the expenses for tuition and books in return for each RN working at Miller Children’s Hospital for two years.