The Impact of Our Nurses


Your Commitment, Our Support

Susan Heath letter

Susan Heath, RN, MN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Dear Nursing Colleagues,

Seattle Children's nurses are experts in caring for our pediatric patients and their entire family as they heal from serious illness.

The impact and success of nursing at Seattle Children’s is demonstrated by our Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. In 2013, we were redesignated as a Magnet organization, following our original four-year recognition in 2008.This reflects the expertise, compassion and commitment of each nurse and each nursing unit at Seattle Children’s. Magnet designation is also just one of our many awards and honors.

As chief nurse, it is my job to help fulfill our vision of being a global leader in pediatric nursing care. To that end, our five-year strategic plan focuses on providing the highest quality nursing care to achieve the best patient outcomes. We base our patient care on solid evidence, we prioritize patient safety and we use efficient, cost-effective practices at the right time in the right setting.

Our Professional Practice Model

CHILD Professional Practice Model

Our professional practice model, using the acronym CHILD, has five focal points:

Working at Seattle Children’s

To reach our goals, we are committed to recruiting and retaining the best nurses. We invite you to search our current job openings.

Seattle Children’s provides opportunities for our nurses to learn and grow in an innovative environment while being in full partnership with other providers on multidisciplinary teams. We support and engage our nursing staff with training and educational opportunities, state-of-the-art-facilities and equipment, shared governance and comprehensive benefits.

When hiring, we look for nurses who share our passion for family-centered care and who practice at the top of their profession. Whether you are a new nursing graduate eager to participate in our healing environment, or a seasoned professional committed to advancing the practice of nursing, we welcome your application.

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