Nursing Students

Welcome to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Student Nurse Experience. Our Mission Statement includes you - we strive to provide outstanding service to our students and faculty. Embedded in the mission is a strong commitment to the education of our future work forces - students.

We offer a variety of professional opportunities and special programs for nursing students. As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation. We welcome nursing students to participate in our observational days or practicum experiences.

At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, we are a pediatric teaching hospital offering expert specialty care, and we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the "real world" of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

The Nursing Affiliate program has been a critical part of the vision of the Department of Nursing for many years and is one way that the organization builds community partnerships and "prepares the nation's future leaders in child health." Within the Nursing Affiliate Program are several key components:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children's partners with schools of nursing throughout the state to provide quality clinical experiences for junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students at the Master's and Doctoral level.
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's offers observational days for those interested in pediatric nursing or who are unsure if pediatrics is for them.
  • Our longstanding tradition of academic partnerships - At the beginning of 2013 there were over 10 nursing schools affiliated with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. More than 1,000 nursing students have had clinical experiences at our facility.

Applying for the Program

Only students whose school maintains a current contractual agreement with Johns Hopkins All Children’s will be considered for placement. This information is available at your school.

To apply for the Nursing Affiliate program at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, please complete the following application forms and email the scanned items to Please apply at least 3 weeks prior to any informal observation (shadow). For formal observations or practicum positions, it is advised to apply as soon as possible within the semester you are requesting a position.

If you have questions about the program, please call Andrea N. Shimko, MSN, RN at (727) 767-4153 or