Careers at Children's

Homecare Nurse Academy

The Homecare Nurse Academy provides a structured orientation experience that allows nurses with one year of nursing experience to transition into the pediatric home care environment. The evidence-based program is focused on recruiting and retaining quality professional nurses. Emphasis is given to role acquisition, clinical collaboration, knowledge of culture, and professional development. The curriculum is designed to enhance critical thinking skills, nurse retention, and patient outcomes. On-going supervised training and educational opportunities are provided to staff during and after academy orientation.


Program Objectives:

  • Develop clinical leadership skills at the point of care

  • Develop clinical leadership skills at the point of care

  • Incorporate evidence-based practice into the home care nurse role

  • Rewards and Recognition

  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional clinical education to support better patient outcomes

  • Successfully transition to a professional homecare nurse role


Homecare Academy nurses will experience a variety of adult learning methods during orientation which include:

  • General and divisional classroom orientation dedicated to pediatric nursing content

  • Patient simulation training, and skills lab practice providing hands-on experience with equipment

  • Hospital immersion experience to solidify skills

  • Clinical experiences with a preceptor in the home setting

  • Online learning modules

  • Case study discussions on high risk/high exposure scenarios

  • Details on available personal and professional role development