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Director of Nursing – Cardiac Center, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Position Title: Director of Nursing – Cardiac Center, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children 

Location: Wilmington, Delaware


As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. We recently completed a multi-phase hospital expansion that includes new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.

This position is responsible for leading the professional contribution of nurses in the full scope of services provided to neonates, infants, children and young adults with congenital and pediatric cardiovascular disease within the Nemours Cardiac Center at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The Cardiac Center Director of Nursing is responsible for all nursing functions, duties and responsibilities within the Cardiac Center. This position reports to the Medical Director and Associate Administrator of the Cardiac Center and to the Senior Director of Nursing – Critical Care. In addition, The Cardiac Center Director of Nursing is a member of the center’s leadership team that is composed of the director, co-director, cardiac center division heads (cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology and cardiac critical care), and the associate and assistant administrators who are responsible for setting goals and developing strategy for the center. The Cardiac Center Director of Nursing is a member of the Cardiac Care Committee, which is designated to oversee the quality of medical, surgical, anesthetic and critical care provided to the cardiac patient. The Cardiac Center Director of Nursing is a member of the Nurse Executive Committee consisting of the Chief Executive, Senior Directors and Directors of Nursing.

This person will supervise nurses/clinical managers in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Inpatient/Step-Down Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiac OR and Outpatient Clinic. This person will participate in and/or facilitate as appropriate recruitment, orientation, retention, evaluation and development of Cardiac Nursing Associates. He/she will provide leadership and direction in accordance with organizational goals.

To learn more about our Cardiac Center Program and the patients we care for, please click on the link below:


  • Master’s degree required or must be currently enrolled in a Master’s program.
  • Minimum of 5 years of cardiac critical care experience required.
  • Pediatric experience preferred.
  • 3-5 years nurse management experience required.
  • Must be eligible for or have DE nursing license.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours is committed to focusing on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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