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"Our nurses at Cincinnati Children’s work from dawn to dusk and through the starlit hours to deliver the best possible patient care. When parents bring their children through our doors their focus is on one thing – the best outcome for their kids. The nurses at Cincinnati Children’s help them reach the goal with dignity, respect and lots of smiles. Such quality care is why we were designated a Magnet institution back in 2009. It is an honor to be recognized for our excellence in nursing; it sets the bar higher for what we need to continually achieve." - Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, Senior Vice President of Patient Services.
Magnet recognition is the highest achievement that registered nurses in healthcare organizations can earn. The status brings with it a wealth of positive outcomes not only for the nurses but also for the healthcare team, the organization and most importantly the patients. Magnet Recognition is an award that is based on research findings. Ongoing research has illustrated the benefits of Magnet to include: increased job satisfaction, increased staff retention, increased staff recruitment abilities, decreased staff burnout, increased patient and family satisfaction, and improved patient outcomes. Earning Magnet status benefits our care environment, our patients and Cincinnati Children’s.
Professional development of our nurses at Cincinnati Children’s is viewed as essential to the delivery of quality services within our institution and to improvements in our patients’ outcomes. To this end, Patient Services’ Center for Professional Excellence has consistently supported and developed educational opportunities which incorporate multiple dissemination methods and various learning formats. Our presentation methods include; live, online, podcasting, webinar, and journal clubs, to mention just a few. Our nurses can access a variety of educational programming via computer at Cincinnati Children’s, from home, and/or from anywhere that they can access the Internet. In 2012, over 400 continuing education courses were offered at Cincinnati Children’s; all programs offering one contact hour or less are free to all of our nurses. We pride ourselves on having established our Nursing Grand Rounds as a one hour CE program that allows our nurses to engage in professional development and obtain all of the contact hours needed to meet their licensure requirements.> Learn more
The community of Cincinnati has a well-respected place in the history of nursing. Home of the first and oldest Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in the United States, it is hard not to recognize the value of nursing in Cincinnati. Each year, Cincinnati Children’s nurses are recognized through Awards & Recognition celebrations during National Nurse Week. Our annual celebration includes the excellence in nursing awards ceremony, a special Nurse Week Nursing Grand Rounds, our “Expanding Our Reach” event where all levels of nurses come together to display the work they are doing in our local, national and international communities and our Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Quality Improvement Poster Day. (Pictured: 2011 Burton R. Pease Award Recipient Alvin Jeffery, MSN, RN, CCRN, and William Pease, MD) Learn more...
At Cincinnati Children’s, research is taken very seriously as we rank second in the nation among all pediatric medical centers in research funding from the NIH. The Center for Professional Excellence - Research & Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) supports the Patient Services researcher with help in designing research questions, preparing proposals, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of research.
Watch our Point of Care Scholar Program video.
Shared Governance is a decision-making structure at Cincinnati Children's that provides a forum within which nurses define their practice by voicing their ideas and making decisions on issues that impact their work environment and patient care. Shared Governance supports the principles of decentralized decision making, shared accountability, and partnerships among the entire healthcare team to deliver exceptional patient care, improve quality of care, and enhance work life.
2012 Nursing Annual Report (.pdf)
Advanced Practice Nursing (APN)
Careers in Nursing
Continuing Professional Education
CPN Online Exam Review Course
Nursing Grand Rounds
Nursing Student Resource Corner
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