A Magnet Institution

In May 2011, Children's Hospital Colorado received recognition for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Children's first achieved Magnet designation in 2005 and is presently one of only eight Magnet-designated hospitals in the state of Colorado. Children's joins the ranks of only three percent of U.S. hospitals that have achieved Magnet redesignation—a process considered even more rigorous than achieving initial designation. Magnet Status is the "Gold Standard" for nursing and truly identifies an organization as a great place to practice nursing.

Our Core Values

The Mission of Children's Hospital Colorado Division of Nursing is to practice family-centered, state-of-the-art nursing through the provision of quality patient care, education, research and advocacy.  Children's Hospital Colorado Division of Nursing is a strong leader in professional pediatric nursing. We have established standards of care that achieve the best outcomes for children and their families through a holistic, family-centered approach in partnership with others. Our nursing professionals are pioneers in pediatric nursing practice, research, education and advocacy.

Nursing at Children's Hospital Colorado respects the rights of children, the integrity of the family, and the impact of illness on the family and the community.  Nursing performs a key role in maintaining wellness throughout the child's care in a many settings.  Nursing provides education and information for the child and family, which helps the family meet their  healthcare needs.

Leaders in Nursing Research

Children's Hospital Colorado is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric nursing research and has many opportunities for staff and students.  Members of the Division of Nursing use the best evidence for decision-making including, but not limited to, current research, clinical expertise, and patient and family values and preferences.  The Department of Nursing Research and Education, in collaboration with Children's Hospital Colorado Research Institute, offers small grants to support nursing research activities.

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