Kennedy Krieger nurses are experts in taking care of students and pediatric and adult patients and their families. Our Nurses...

  • Are driven by evidence-based practice and innovative treatments, and provide compassionate care to all individuals receiving treatment, whether in outpatient, inpatient, school or community settings.
  • Are committed to incorporating family-centered care, ensuring family members are an integral part of each patient’s healthcare team.
  • Strive to address the needs, concerns, opinions and feelings of all patients and their families in a supportive, safe and caring environment.

Benefits for working at Kennedy Krieger

  • Work with pediatric and adult patients with special needs
  • Pre-tax childcare account to which employer contributes $600-$2,000 per year, based on child’s age
  • $10,500/year for Tuition Advancement/Reimbursement after 6 months employment (prorated for those who work less than 40hours/week)
  • Paid Leave (10 vacation days, 10 sick days, free days and holiday, adjusted according to hours per week and years of service)
  • Free Parking/ MTA passes
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Matching 401(K) retirement plan
  • Employer-assisted student loan repayment
  • Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities/Career Ladder
  • Outpatient positions with no holiday and no weekend requirements
  • New competitive salary scale
  • Certification and Master’s degree bonuses
  • $2,000 RN referral program
  • Computer purchase program
  • Discounted cell phone plans
  • Live Near Your Work program
  • And many more!

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Awards & Recognitions:

The DAISY Nurse Leader Award
The DAISY Nurse Leader Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates those who do not typically have direct patient care as part of their work as well as those who create an environment where compassionate, skillful care thrives. Eligible nurse leaders work in the following areas: NBU, Care Management, Outpatient Department, PCNU, Schools and Nursing Administration. Eligible leaders include Nurse Managers, Nursing Directors, Senior Staff Nurses, Nurse Educators, Assistant Vice Presidents, or Chief Nursing Officer from all Kennedy Krieger departments.

The DAISY Award
The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the autoimmune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, his family members deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way

The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Award 
The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Award was established to honor remarkable members of care teams who make a lasting impact on the lives of patients, students, visitors and co-workers. The ROSE Award recipient has a positive mindset, endorses compassion in the workplace, goes above and beyond expectations, is dependable and trustworthy, and brings true meaning to Kennedy Krieger Institute’s mission of transforming the lives of children and their families.

Learn more about the nursing leadership team.