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ChildServe RN Nurse Residency in Johnston, Iowa

RN Nurse Residency

Nursing & CNA (Peds LT Care, Rehab, Homecare, Community) Johnston, Iowa



Are you a new RN with a passion for pediatrics? Build confidence in your professional and clinical skills through ChildServe’s RN Nurse Residency program. This year-long program is designed to support nurses with less than one year of experience in their transition to complex pediatric care.

Program Overview:

  • Online lectures and discussions through University of Iowa’s nurse residency program

  • Months 1 – 6: focus on communication, responsibilities of a professional nurse and decision making at the point of care

  • Months 7 – 12: focus on an evidence-based project at ChildServe

  • Monthly check-ins with ChildServe Clinical Educator to support your development

  • Hands-on practice performing pediatric sub-specialty clinical skills

  • Attainment of CEUs

What You'll Do

  • Within the nursing scope of practice, physician’s orders, and the care plan, make decisions and deliver a full range of nursing care based on the fundamentals of the nursing process.

  • Maintain accurate, completed, and timely records as defined by nursing standards of practice and ChildServe policies and procedures.

  • Communicate effectively, respectfully, and professionally with patients, physicians, families, school personnel, ChildServe staff, and others to assure assigned child’s care needs are assessed, communicated, and met.

  • Provide training to children, families, and staff as needed to help advance the skills and knowledge of all people associated with a child’s care delivery.

  • Demonstrate good stewardship of ChildServe equipment, supplies, and environment.

    What You'll Need

  • One year or less of RN experience

  • Current valid license as a Registered Nurse in Iowa. Applicants planning to attain a RN license in the next 6 months are welcome to apply.

  • Documentation of current Basic Life Support certification

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing and speaking the English language.

Why ChildServe?

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters.We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great

  • We’re not your average non-profit.We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock.Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! ChildServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.