CHOP’s Department of Nursing & Clinical Care Services

Whether in an exam room during a well visit, at the bedside of a hospitalized child or in an intensive care unit for the sickest of sick children, CHOP nurses offer the absolute highest-quality care. Since CHOP’s founding, nursing has been central to the exceptional, compassionate care provided to every patient and their family.

Experts in Many Roles

Nurses are a fundamental member of the healthcare teams, whether in highly specialized inpatient units or suburban primary care outpatient offices. In addition, the Department of Nursing & Clinical Care Services performs many other services, including:

  • helping families coordinate care for children with complex medical needs who need to see multiple specialists
  • working closely with patients, families and other members of the medical team to manage each patient’s discharge plan and ease the caregiver’s concerns during the transition
  • providing specialized respiratory care, such as ventilator and airway management

Your support can enable us to add more services to maximize every child’s health.

Recognized for Excellence

Since 2004, CHOP has been recognized as Magnet® — a prestigious designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center that recognizes organizations that provide the most exceptional care. It is the gold standard for nursing excellence. Fewer than 8.5% of U.S. hospitals earn Magnet® recognition, and less than 1% have received it four or more times, as CHOP has.

A Storied History

CHOP was the birthplace of pediatric nursing education, housing the Ingersoll School from 1895 to 1945. Our nurses today carry on that legacy.

About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Every day, teams at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia make breakthroughs that transform children’s lives. Since our founding in 1855 as the nation’s first children’s hospital, we have made extraordinary discoveries, trained generations of leaders, and advocated for children everywhere. Our Pediatric Research Program, one of the largest in the country, has set a new standard for scientific innovation around the world. As a nonprofit charitable organization, we rely on the generous support of donors who are inspired by our work — and our mission.