Nursing Nursing Workforce

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Boston Children's has more than 3,100 nurses on staff who represent a variety of backgrounds and practice in many different settings. 

The roles that make up the nursing workforce at Children’s include:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Nurses (APN)
  • Nurse practitioner (NP)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Clinical Assistant (CA)
  • Nurse Scientists
  • Nursing Informatics Specialists

Cultural Competence

Sensitivity is one of Boston Children’s core values. The hospital is committed to educating all employees to be mindful of the cultural perceptions of their patients and families. Our nurses understand that culture can impact a clinical encounter and are therefore always respectful of our diverse population’s needs, values and preferences.

Diversity

Lattice ProgramBoston Children’s Nursing Department invests in building and supporting programs that facilitate structural empowerment and are committed to growing a diverse professional workforce, such as:

  • The Career Lattice Program: An educational and professional bridge that provides clinical assistants, administrative staff, and other racially and ethnically diverse hospital employees who want to purse a career in nursing with academic counseling, mentoring and financial support. 

        Watch a video about the Career Lattice Program.

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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