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 philosophy, 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 Boston Children's
The delivery of nursing care at Boston 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 specialty
- Ambulatory Clinic Care
- Cardiac Operating Room
- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
- Critical Care
- Critical Care Transport
- Day Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- General Clinical Research
- General Surgery-Orthopedic Unit
- Infant-Toddler Surgical Unit
- Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit Medicine
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Nursing and Patient Services
- Operating Room
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit
- Preoperative Clinic
- Surgical-Solid Organ Transplant