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As health care continues to rapidly advance, the Education Department plays a pivotal role in Cook Children's promise of improving the health status of all children.

We work to make sure that health care professionals at Cook Children's Health Care System – as well as the community – have the education, training and expertise needed to care for children. To contact us for additional information about Education events at Cook Children's, please call us at 682-885-4170.

Education Department services

Educational events, such as pediatric Grand Rounds and specialty conferences, offer health care professionals opportunities to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive continuing education at the same time.

Our professional education programs also offer certification and recertification courses in all American Heart Association courses such as Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. We also offer certification courses for trauma nurses, emergency nurses, and chemotherapy providers.

Grand Rounds Video Library
Through our Grand Rounds video library, Cook Children's provides busy health care professionals an opportunity to receive current information on a variety of health care topics when and where it is convenient. These informational offerings are recorded from the Tuesday Grand Rounds and provide all heath care professionals an opportunity to learn from experts in pediatric health care.

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Courses, Conferences and Symposiums
Fostering the continued growth of great physicians, nurses and other health care professionals through continuing education on a variety of health care topics.

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Academic and Medical Education
Through partnerships with U.S. academic institutions, Cook Children's provides educational opportunities to meet the academic requirements for healthcare staff of the future.

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American Heart Association
The Education Department at Cook Children's offers a variety of American Heart Association courses to meet the needs of health care professionals and the community.

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Community Education Events
We know that if we expand access to health and safety information, we can improve the lives of children. That's why Cook Children's offers community courses for parents, family members, child care workers and others.

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School Nurses
As part of our Promise to improve the health of every child in our region, Cook Children's is pleased to partner with school nurses. It is our hope that together we can meet the region's growing pediatric health needs. Below you will find health resources and information to help you meet your everyday challenges.

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Patient Care Orientation
The Education Department gladly welcomes all new hires. To provide an optimal learning experience, we offer a combination of instructor-led and computer-based training for our patient care providers during Patient Care Orientation.

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Employee Education
For our employees, we work collaboratively with departmental leadership teams to encourage individual and organizational growth and evidence-based practices. The Education Department delivers information about improved procedures and new equipment using varied methods and innovative technologies.

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Nurse Residency Program
During our 12-month program, nurse residents rotate through various pediatric specialty units in the hospital, gaining valuable knowledge and clinical experiences in pediatric nursing. The experiences during the pediatric nurse residency will culminate in eligibility for national certification as a pediatric nurse.

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Nurse Externship Program
Cook Children's nursing externship program offers an exceptional pediatric learning opportunity to enhance the extern's role transition, reinforcement of skills, and development of new knowledge.

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