Nursing is one of the largest departments within Cook County Health. Nursing is a critical driver and the key to success for the organization. The health system is comprised of nearly 1,300 full-time nurses.
The nurses at the Cook County Health are an elite group of individuals who are dedicated to the mission, providing quality-care, and caring for the vulnerable and underserved populations with compassion, and integrity.
Nurses have the ability to work among a variety of specialty departments in the system and the department has a variety of advanced practice nurses throughout the system.
Clinical Specialties of Nursing:
- Pediatrics including Neonatal ICU
- Critical Care (medical, surgical, burn, neuro, trauma)
- Emergency Care
- Trauma Care
- Ambulatory Care Network
- Correctional Nursing at Cermak Health Services of Cook County
- Cook County Department of Public Health
- The Ruth M. Rothstein Core Center
- The Division of Nursing Professional Development and Education believes that lifelong learning is essential for acquisition of knowledge, up-to-date practice, and performance that is demonstrated through competencies in alignment with the needs of our patient population and our professional development.
- Nursing Quality Department at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
- Nursing Technology
Nursing Benefits at Cook County Health
- 100% tuition reimbursement for job related degree completion
- Centralized 2 week classroom orientation with unit-based preceptors for a personalized unit orientation.
- Continuing Education contact hours offered
- Schwartz Center Rounds scheduled monthly 10 months per year
- On-line procedure, skills & nursing consult reference tool through Elsevier’s Mosby Nursing Suite