More than 2 million patient encounters occur each year in the Texas Children’s Hospital Integrated Delivery system. Nurses are an essential part of every patient care team, fulfilling an important role in providing children and families with the highest quality care.
Our nurses provide exemplary, evidence-based, pediatric, maternal and fetal healthcare through a relentless focus on the development of nursing expertise, collaborative relationships and supportive and strong leadership at all levels.
Providing the finest possible patient care is an integral part of Texas Children’s mission, and our nurses make significant contributions to this mission through the delivery of high-quality nursing care.
We meet the needs of both recent graduates and experienced professionals through our clinical training and development programs.
Texas Children’s Hospital actively supports nursing research and its nurses are leaders and clinical collaborators in many ongoing projects.
These programs provide better health care for children of all ages, all over the world.
Nurse Residency Program
The Nurse Residency program is a six-month program that provides an ongoing, supportive and interactive environment while bridging the gap from nursing school to professional practice.
Nursing Student Placement and Support
Texas Children’s offers clinical and non-clinical learning experiences for those currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program of an accredited school of nursing.
The mission of the Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) Integrated Delivery System (IDS) is to create a healthier future for children’s and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Nursing supports this mission through programs and partnerships with schools of nursing from local, state and international levels. Nursing Professional Development (NPD) has established a centralized process for nursing academic and clinical placements for all nursing degrees at TCH. This will include TCH and Non-TCH employees.
Awards and Honors
Our nurses and pediatric nurses practitioners are recognized for their commitment to improvements in patient safety, patient care, research, hospital efficiency and overall professionalism.
Working alongside patients and their families, our nurses contribute to positive patient outcomes everyday.
In March 2018, Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) achieved Magnet® designation for the fourth consecutive time since 2003 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. TCH is one of the less than 9% health care organizations in the United States, to hold this prestigious designation that recognizes excellence for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.