About Us

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt nurses, recognized for their quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice, are dedicated to delivering compassionate patient- and family-centered care to all children and their families.

For nearly 100 years, our nurses and nursing leadership have incorporated evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration and shared decision-making to ensure best outcomes for our patients in a child-friendly environment. More than 1200 nurses are an essential part of the health care team at Children’s Hospital, a nationally recognized comprehensive pediatric health care facility.  

In 2017, Children’s Hospital, as part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received its third Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest honor an organization can receive for the provision of nursing care and inter-professional collaboration. To earn this designation, hospitals must satisfy a demanding set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of nursing care. Magnet hospitals are known as places where nurses deliver excellent patient care and have a high level of job satisfaction.