About the Department of Nursing & Clinical Care Services

The Department of Nursing & Clinical Care Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is committed to excellence by delivering high-quality and safe care to our patients and family while advancing our education and research missions. Our department consists of the following disciplines:

  • Center for Advanced Practice: Advanced practice providers (APRNs, CRNPs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, PAs) have the experience needed to provide specialized, expert care to all of our different patient populations. 
  • Department of Respiratory Care: Our respiratory therapists are graduates from accredited programs by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC). 
  • Nursing: Nursing at CHOP is recognized for excellence through our designation as a Magnet institution by the American Nurses Credentialing Center — a distinction held by less than 6 percent of healthcare institutions nationwide.
  • Neurodiagnostics: Services provided include both outpatient neurodiagnostic electroencephalographic (EEG) procedures and inpatient neurodiagnostic epilepsy monitoring.

Our mission

To be a vibrantly diverse and collaborative department of Nurses and Clinical Care Services, leading the way in providing highly reliable and compassionate care to our patients and their families.

Our vision

As dedicated breakthrough makers, we provide innovative, evidence based and equitable pediatric healthcare within our community and beyond. We create a unique and personal experience in which patients and their families choose us – every single time. We attract and retain diverse, talented, and enthusiastic professionals who support this vision and elevate our team.

Our values

Integrity: We exhibit strong moral principles when interacting with others from all backgrounds. We treat patients, families, the community and ourselves with honesty, fairness and respect.

Teamwork: We collaborate and communicate clearly with colleagues and families to provide safe, effective care and achieve exemplary patient outcomes.

Compassion: We support our culture of sensitivity, caring, dignity and respect for our diverse population of patients, families, colleagues and community.

Accountability: We deliver the best care to our patients, families and members of the community. We accept responsibility for our own actions regardless of outcomes and hold our colleagues to the same standard.

Professionalism: We serve as fully engaged advocates for patients, families, peers and the profession.

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Nursing Professional Development

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia holds nursing practice to the highest standards, supporting the achievement of high-quality patient care and professional nursing advancement.

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