Nursing at Lurie Children's

​Nurses at Lurie Children’s are committed to providing the highest standard of care based on the knowledge that children are constantly changing individuals who should be encouraged to reach their maximum potential growth and development.

Family-Centered Care

At Lurie Children’s, we believe that sick children shouldn’t be isolated from their families but should be cared for within the family unit. Our family-centered care environment allows nurses to act as teachers, mentors, researchers, problem-solvers, decision-makers and advocates to these families, while at the same time allowing the staff members to explore and expand their own capabilities and strengths. 

Lurie Children’s professional nursing staff incorporates families into the plan of care from the time youngsters are admitted until their discharge. The nurses are sensitive to the special needs of children and their families as they prepare to go home. The children often require extended service or therapies at home for their specific medical needs, and our case management nurses coordinate these services, as well as communicate with appropriate community-based programs in order to ensure continuous care and service.

Awards, Accomplishments & Grants

Learn about the various ways our nurses are recognized throughout the community and professional societies. Visit our awards, accomplishments and grants page.

Working Here

Learn how Lurie Children’s helps nurses achieve their professional and personal goals through a diverse, compassionate and flexible work environment. Learn more about:

Our Chief Nursing Officer is Michelle M. Stephenson, RN, DNP, NEA-BC. She holds the Fred Love Krehbiel Chair in Nursing Excellence at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Education & Training

Lurie Children’s offers several education and training opportunities to our nurses and potential nurses interested in working with children. Get more information about our continuing education, student nurse opportunities, internship programs and more.

​Recognize a Nurse!

The DAISY Award recognizes exceptional nurses around the country. The award will be presented to one RN and one APN in February, May, August, and November of every year.

Patients, visitors or employees are encouraged to nominate a deserving nurse. 

  Download the Award Nomination Form  

​Featured: Lauren Sorce

Meet Lauren Sorce, APN, NP, CPNP, AC/PC, FCCM. Read how her various roles as clinican, researcher, mentor, educator and leader has helped to advance the care of critically ill children.


Nursing Report

The Nursing Report is published every two years to celebrate the critical roles nurses play at Lurie Children’s.


In the News

Top 30 Nurse-Friendly U.S. Hospitals: Lurie Children's was recognized by TopRNtoBSN.com as one of the 30 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the U.S. based on our benefits program, training opportunities and employee appreciation.