Nursing at Boston Children's Hospital

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Nurse and Patient

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

Boston Children’s Department of Nursing is committed to advancing education and professional development in the hospital, within our Community of Care and around the world. 


Nurses Drive Exceptional, Innovative, Family-Centered Care

Family-centered care is at the heart of The Department of Nursing at Boston Children’s. Embedded in our culture is the drive to provide the most advanced, compassionate and safest family-centered pediatric care. We ensure that every family knows who is caring for them has a strong and supported voice in that care.

We are also proud of our designation as a Magnet® hospital for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. 

Meet Our Chief Nursing Officer

laura_wood At Boston Children's, Nursing is governed by Patient Care, led by Laura J. Wood, DNP, MS, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care. Wood brings a unique perspective to Boston Children’s system of care through her blended background in pediatric nursing, improvement science, health care information technology and quality and safety.

"The clinical judgment, advocacy and caring practices of nurses transform the experience of children and family members at moments of great vulnerability and challenge."
— Laura J. Wood, DNP, MS, RN
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, Patient Care 

Magnet Recognition®

MagnetThe American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) designates the hospital as a Magnet facility. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Upcoming Events

Check out our Nursing Events page for a list of upcoming conferences, workshops, seminars and more!

Recent News

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes NICU with Gold Beacon Award for Excellence

BeaconThe American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has awarded Boston Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) — for a second time — a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence. This award recognizes individual critical care units that meet rigid evidence-based criteria for excellence in patient outcomes, care quality, patient safety, interdisciplinary care quality, innovation and family centered care. Learn more about Boston Children's patient care awards and recognition by clicking here.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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