Texas Children’s meets the needs of both the recent graduate and the experienced professional through its clinical training and development programs. Our excellence in nurse training has garnered Texas Children's Hospital a Magnet Hospital designation. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.
Nurses can attend designated courses with pediatric nurses from other Houston-area hospitals. The courses are developed collaboratively and are designed to meet the common learning needs of nurses caring for infants and children. Nurses may also gain professional experience through participation in specialized work committees.
The Nursing Research Scholars Program teaches nurses research skills that enable them to conduct clinical research projects. The program begins with a research course during the fall that provides either CEUs or graduate school credit hours. The class is held each Wednesday from 3-6 pm, September through December. The scholars program continues during the spring (January through May) by meeting every other week on Thursdays from 8-9:30 am to continue work on the scholars’ research project.
Each year, several renowned nursing scholars are brought to Texas Children's to present nursing grand rounds and to conduct teaching rounds with nursing staff.