As the cornerstone of one of the foremost pediatric hospitals in the country, Boston Children's Hospital's Nursing Department strives to provide the highest standard of nursing care for every patient who enters our doors.
Family-centered care, the essence of our nursing philosphy, is a dynamic process that synthesizes the scientific, physical, intellectual, emotional, ethical, spiritual and social aspects of caring. Nurses are often the care providers who have the most interaction with patients and families, and directly influence patient care as they support and respond to the diverse needs of patients and their families with compassion, skill and understanding. We encourage family participation in care and acknowledge the family's expertise regarding the needs and concerns of the patient.
Working as a team at Children's
The delivery of nursing care at Children's emphasizes continuity, accountability, planning, education and support for patients and families. To achieve excellence, our nurse practitioners and registered nurses work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to provide, coordinate and evaluate health care for patients and families.
We have a Shared Governance Model that maintains and enhances nursing practice at Boston Children's Hospital through empowerment and point of service decision-making.
Our areas of speciality
Ambulatory Clinic Care
Cardiac Operating Room
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Critical Care Transport
General Clinical Research
General Surgery-Orthopaedic Unit
Infant-Toddler Surgical Unit
Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intenstive Care Unit
Nursing and Patient Services
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Surgical-Solid Organ Transplant