Nursing at RUSH

An OR nurse in a mask and scrubs applies a covering to a robotic surgery device.

Nursing at RUSH

RUSH nurses are on the front lines of patient care, improving the health of our diverse communities.

RUSH nurses are on the front lines of patient care, improving the health of our diverse communities.

What Does It Mean to Be a RUSH Nurse?

Nurses are able to change lives — every day. Sometimes that change has a direct impact on a medical outcome. And sometimes it is as simple as holding a patient’s hand and reassuring them during a stressful time in their lives. Nurses are present for some of the best and most challenging times in people’s lives. They are healers. They are comforters.


At RUSH, nurses' contributions are vital. They help ensure the highest quality of care and best possible outcomes for our patients. Magnet designation — a distinction held by all three RUSH System hospitals — is powerful evidence of nursing excellence at RUSH. RUSH nurses are also committed to the diverse communities RUSH serves and extend themselves into these communities to support health promotion and disease prevention.


Hear From RUSH Nurses

What makes RUSH nurses special? We love our work, and we know we are valued and respected. Magnet designation — an achievement shared by all hospitals in the RUSH System — proves that our nurses are among the best in the nation. And RUSH’s shared governance model ensures that nurses have a powerful voice in determining nursing practice and standards.

Nora Kennelly, RN, on PNS, Magnet, COVID-19 and Mental Health 

Black Men in Nursing: Brothers in Mentorship

Nominate a Nurse for a DAISY Award

Fill out the form linked below to nominate a RUSH nurse at any location for a DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. 


                                       Nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award


RUSH University Medical Center Nursing Annual Report and Strategic Nursing Plan

Nursing Annual Report

This past year was a year full of constant change and challenge. The Nursing Annual Report celebrates how our RUSH nurses came together to face those changes and challenges.

Read the report

Strategic Nursing Plan

Our strategic plan offers bold and future-forward thinking, which will continue our leadership in advancing nursing practice and improving patients, families, communities and healthcare outcomes. 

Strategic Plan FY23—26

Explore Nursing at RUSH

At the core of the nursing Professional Practice Model at RUSH are relationships, caring and leadership. The RUSH nurse provides compassionate, holistic care while serving as a leader and advocate to ensure patient needs are met. This combination of empathy and leadership creates an environment that encourages autonomy and innovation, where every patient receives evidence-based care.

Magnet Nursing

Every RUSH System hospital has earned Magnet designation.

Why Work at RUSH?

Explore the many reasons to join the nursing team at RUSH. 

Shared Governance & Mission

Learn about nurses' voice in policy and decision-making at RUSH. 

Education & Professional Growth Opportunities

Learn about opportunities at RUSH to advance professionally and pursue your career goals.

Research Opportunities

Nurses help advance the System's strategic priorities through participation in research initiatives.


Learn about the inpatient and outpatient locations where nurses practice.