Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Nursing at Children's Hospital Colorado

“Our nurses strengthen healthcare by advocating for effective, efficient, safe and patient-centered service. Here, we make a difference every day.”
Pat Givens, DHA
Nurse with medical dog.

Nursing Year in Review

We're committed to providing the best patient care at all our locations. Our 2021 Nursing Year in Review highlights the stories and facts that make nurses at Children's Colorado different.

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Nursing research and innovation

We're dedicated to advancing pediatric healthcare through research and evidence-based practice. We recognize that a robust program of science in nursing is essential to the provision of high-quality pediatric healthcare.

Learn about pediatric nursing research

Job opportunities

Learn about current nursing opportunities at Children’s Colorado.

Professional growth

No matter where you are in your nursing career, we want to help you grow and develop.

Hospital awards

From nursing excellence to U.S. News & World Report, we're ranked among the best.

Nursing highlights

Our Youth and Pet Survivors Program (YAPS) matches pediatric cancer patients with animal “pen pals.”

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Children's Hospital Nurse smiling with a mask on

Our Nurse Scientist Program team created a searchable database of research literature related to pandemics and epidemics to help support nurses, nursing researchers and nursing leaders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our NICU is tackling severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of childhood blindness. Learn how we’re helping families envision a healthy future.

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Treating moms in emergent labor requires solid communication, role clarity and patient handoffs. Learn more about our team’s training efforts.

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In Colorado, 12,000 to 15,000 people lack proper treatment for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). Our ACHD nurse care coordinators are working to fill the gaps in their care.

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Children's Colorado in the news

  • KOAA News5 Colorado Springs
    Recognizing a local oncology nurse
    September 21, 2021

    Nurse Rachel Kovacs has spent more than 12 years working with kids with leukemia and their families. See how she's there for every milestone in their lives – the good and the bad – and encourages those around her to celebrate life’s little moments of joy.

  • CBS4
    Program matches young cancer patients, pets who’ve survived medical ordeals
    February 17, 2019

    A program created by a nurse at Children's Colorado provides pet pen pals for kids who are too sick to be visited by therapy dogs.

  • FOX21 Colorado Springs
    Cleft team nurse described as a "godsend"
    January 22, 2019

    Children's Colorado nurse Amber Kerr loves working with kids born with a cleft palate. She was also born with a cleft and feels connected to her patients and their families. Amber helps parents to understand that cleft is something that will make these children into the great people they will become.