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Pediatric Care & Clinical Research Unit (Bloomberg 9 N)

General and intermediate medical/surgical inpatient unit, with a specialty in transplant and genetic and metabolic diseases.  Provide care for medical/surgical patients varying by specialty, age day one of life to 22 years.  This unit also specializes in inpatient clinical research for children from across the United States and around the world who are participating in physician- and nurse-initiated patient-oriented research.

Patient Population

  • Newborn to adolescent; Medical diagnoses include trauma, pneumonia, asthma, sickle cell crisis, seizure disorders, cancer; Surgical diagnoses include general, neurologic, cardiac, and plastic

Number of Beds

  • 20

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:3

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 12 weeks
  • New-grad Nurse Residency Program - PEDS Track with post-orientation mentoring


  • 12 hours, day/night rotations
  • Flexible, self-schedule

Skill Mix

  • All RN staff, 95 percent BSN-prepared, 25 percent CPN certified
Laurie Rome

Why I Choose Pediatric Oncology Nursing

"In addition to the honor of working with these children and their families, there’s a huge capacity for professional and personal growth. You can create things to make the care better. I feel like my voice is heard and accepted. We take part in rounds with the physicians."

—Laurie Rome, RN
Pediatric Oncology

ANCC Magnet Recognition

Magnet Site Visit Announced

The Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing will host appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program from 9/9-11/2013.

Public Notice of Site Visit