Nursing at Boston Children's Hospital

Nurse and Patient



The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Boston Children’s is proud to have first achieved ANCC Magnet® designation in 2008 and to have been awarded re-designation in 2012. Only 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. are Magnet designated.

We intend to live up to this honor and ensure that the voices of the frontline staff — who are governing and directing work at the point of practice — guide clinical decision-making.


  • Boston Children’s Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2008 and 2012 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In October 2017, Boston Children’s Hospital is applying for re-designation.

  • Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail, and direct mail. All comments received by phone must be followed up in writing to the Magnet Program Office. 

    NOTE: All comments are CONFIDENTIAL and are not shared with the health care organization. Comments may be anonymous, but they must be sent in writing to the Magnet Program Office.

  • Your comments must be received by October 13, 2017 
Address: AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER (ANCC) MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM OFFICE 8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400 Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492 E-Mail: Phone: 866-588-3301 (toll free)

All comments received by phone must be followed up in writing to the Magnet Program Office.

Upon Boston Children’s formation in 1869, the organization’s founders noted the imperative to combine advanced medical science with compassionate care. Almost 150 years later, our nurses continue to integrate science, innovation and quality with caring and healing relationships as the foundation for all we do.

Our department is defined by our commitment to quality, leadership, cultivation of a healthy work environment and evidence-based practice. This dedication helped Boston Children’s place first in five of 10 pediatric specialties in the U.S. News and World Report Children’s Hospital rankings.

We are proud to support the professional growth and academic advancement of each of our nurses. Their innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research has made us:

Nurses Drive Exceptional, Innovative, Family-Centered Care

Nursing at Boston Children's has family-centered care at the heart of its culture. At every opportunity, we endeavor to provide the most advanced, safest and compassionate care for our patients and those with them on their journey toward getting well. 

#1 Pediatric Children’s Teaching Hospital in the Country - U.S. News & World Report

Meet Our Chief Nursing Officer


At Boston Children’s, Nursing is led by Laura Wood, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president, Patient Care Operations, and chief nursing officer, Sporing Carpenter Chair for Nursing.