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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Bloomberg 12 N & S)

Acute inpatient and day-program step-down care for children and adolescents with a wide variety of psychiatric conditions.

Patient Population

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • All psychiatric diagnoses, including psychosis, major depression, suicidality, attention-deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder

Number of Beds

  • 15 inpatient
  • One 12-slot day hospital program

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:5

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 12-week comprehensive program with classes and practicum
  • New-grad Nurse Residency Program - PEDS Track with post-orientation mentoring


  • 8 and 12 hours
  • Flexible, self-schedule

Skill Mix

  • 50 percent RN, 88 percent BSN prepared
  • 50 percent Psychiatric Assistant (associates and baccalaureate-prepared)
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