Nursing at Cook Children's Medical Center is about caring. The way we care for our patients and colleagues is guided by our Promise and values.
Exceptional clinical care
Everything our nurses do is focused on one thing: patient and family-centered care. We believe that in order to give children the highest level of care possible, we have to include the entire family. Research shows that family involvement helps patients recover from illness quicker, so our nurses always make parents partners in their child's care.
Cook Children's Medical Center is proud to be a four-time Magnet®-designated organization. We recieved our first designation in 2006. Since then, Cook Children's has been redesignated three times, in January 2011, March 2016 and February 2021.
Our 4th Magnet designation. Why it matters.
Read how it defines the very essence of the nurses here at Cook Children's, and why Magnet recognition is so important to the patients, families and communities we serve.
2021 Nursing Annual Report
Over the years, we have created a culture of nursing that fulfills the Promise of Cook Children’s, and this year that culture was put to the test. But, despite the pandemic, our nurses continued to show up every day for each other and for our patients. Download our 2021 annual report and join us in celebrating the year of the nurse.
Download 2021 Nursing Annual Report
Our 443-bed Magnet-designated hospital been consistently ranked as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. We are a state-of-the art regional hospital with an inspiring promise "to improve the health of every child in our region." Click below to find details about our nursing programs:
Cook Children's Nurse Residency Program Cook Children's Nurse Externship Program
Ongoing commitment to caring
Not only does Cook Children's boast a nursing staff with a generous and caring spirit, many of our nurses have clinical excellence and advanced certifications. This depth of training, education and experience gives parents the confidence that our team has the heart, soul and brains to effectively treat their child.