For Nurses

Nurses are vital members of our multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals, helping to set new standards in patient care through prevention, early detection and treatment of complex diseases. Our nurses provide both clinical expertise and emotional support to patients and their families before, during and after treatment.

Our unique nursing structure enables personal and professional growth by providing many opportunities for our nursing staff to excel—from improving patient safety and conducting research projects to becoming an advanced practice nurse in an area of clinical interest.

As an NCH Nurse You’ll Find:

  • Transparency in quality care reporting. We were the first hospital in the region to show consumers how we compare to state and national benchmarks. You can see our current grades in the following locations: Illinois Hospital Report Card, The Joint Commission and Hospital Compare.
  • Advanced medical technology. We were an early adopter of new technologies that improve medical outcomes and the patient experience, with the Halcyon™ radiation therapy delivery system, NICO BrainPath® technology and VITOM® 3D exoscopic visualization, Ga 68-DOTATATE PET/CT technology, CyberKnife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery System (SRS), the da Vinci® Surgical System and more.
  • Serious illness and injury care. As a state-designated trauma center, the Emergency Department is the busiest in the northwest suburbs and the Critical Care Unit is the only one in the area staffed around the clock with board-certified intensivists.
  • Important partnerships. We have 24-hour, onsite access to neonatologists and pediatric specialists from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Benefits of Working at NCH

Awards and Recognition

Each year, we earn recognition from various organizations through awards related to clinical excellence. Our nurses contribute to achieving patient care outcomes that lead to these honors. In recent years, we have received many initial and repeat awards, including:

Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence
U.S. News & World Report
Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
U.S. News & World Report
Colon Cancer Surgery
U.S. News & World Report
Heart Failure
U.S. News & World Report
Knee Replacement
U.S. News & World Report
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Healthgrades® America’s 250 Best Hospitals™
Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™
Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™
Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™
Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™

Resources

Annual Nursing Report

With innovative techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, we’re here to provide the best care possible. Last year was filled with achievements and awards, with this year poised for the same.

Magnet Status, Daisy and GEM Awards

See why we’re nationally recognized for nursing excellence or nominate one of our nurses for an award.

Careers at NCH

We’re always looking for qualified, compassionate nurses.
If you’re interested, see our current openings.

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