Professional Development

Professional development opportunities abound at Children's for the nursing profession under a 2007 model designed to put each nurse in control of his or her own career.

Career Tracks

Professional development at Children's means nurses can extend their careers in many different tracks — including clinical, education, research, informatics and management — that allow flexibility within and across their boundaries.

Nurses have access to career counselors and career planning through the different tracks. In addition to becoming certified in their specialty, they can be a preceptor, a charge nurse or a team leader.

Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Research Councils, and Journal Clubs support the professional nurse at Children's.