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4-ever proud

Nursing at Cook Children's Medical Center is about caring. The way we care for our patients and colleagues is guided by our promise and values.

Exceptional clinical care

Everything our nurses do is focused on one thing: patient and family-centered care. We believe that in order to give children the highest level of care possible, we have to include the entire family. Research shows that family involvement helps patients recover from illness quicker, so our nurses always make parents partners in their child's care.

Magnet designation

Cook Children's Medical Center is proud to be a four-time Magnet®-designated organization. We recieved our first designation in 2006. Since then, Cook Children's has been redesignated three times, in January 2011, March 2016 and February 2021.

Our 4th Magnet designation. Why it matters.
Read how it defines the very essence of the nurses here at Cook Children's, and why Magnet recognition is so important to the patients, families and communities we serve.

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Nurse programs

Our 443-bed Magnet-designated hospital been consistently ranked as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. We are a state-of-the art regional hospital with an inspiring promise "to improve the health of every child in our region." Click below to find details about our nursing programs:

Cook Children's Nurse Residency Program Cook Children's Nurse Externship Program

Ongoing committment to caring

Not only does Cook Children's boast a nursing staff with a generous and caring spirit, many of our nurses have clinical excellence and advanced certifications. This depth of training, education and experience gives parents the confidence that our team has the heart, soul and brains to effectively treat their child.