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Nursing Overview

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#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. Read below to see our latest offerings!

Welcome to Boston Children's Hospital's Nursing Program

NursingThe Department of Nursing at Boston Children's is acclaimed as a world leader in providing the most advanced, compassionate and safest family-centered, pediatric care. The 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.

The Nursing Program at Boston Children’s is committed to:

  • Contribute to the development of pediatric nurses as leaders.
  • Measurably improve children's health through appropriate nursing interventions and education.
  • Promote nursing practice that is evidence-based and knowledge driven through research.

Chief Nursing Officer Laura J. Wood, DPN, MS, RN


Laura Wood, DNP, MS, RN, joined Boston Children's Hospital in May 2013 as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services. She 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. 

“We take pride in providing care to our patients and their families, and in doing so with integrity, compassion and expertise. “ – Laura Wood

Professional Development & Education

Boston Children’s is deeply invested in nurses’ education and professional development. We offer a variety of educational and professional advancement opportunities, including:

Learn more about the Nursing Program's Professional Development & Education opportunities.

Events, Programs, Announcements!

Save the Date: APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Course:  Download brochure and register here!
  • March 5th and March 6th, 2015: Boston Children’s Hospital, Waltham Campus
  • July 9th and 10th, 2015: Boston Children’s Hospital, Room 687, Boston Campus
  • November 10th and 11th, 2015: Boston Children’s Hospital, Room 687, Boston Campus
*Registration must be received at least 3 weeks before the class.  

Save the Date: NENIC Winter Education & Networking Program- February 10th, 2015.

The New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC) and Boston Children’s Hospital are proud to jointly offer this exciting educational opportunity to present highlights and changes to the 2015 Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice. Download brochure and register here!

2015 SCOOP Internship Program 
Applications for Summer 2015 internship are due by March 6, 2015. Learn more 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