Nursing at Rush

Angelique Richard, PhD, RN, CENP

Chief Nursing Officer
Rush University System for Health and
Rush University Medical Center

Senior Vice President for Hospital Operations
Rush University Medical Center

Associate Dean for Practice
Rush University College of Nursing

Angelique Richard, PhD, RN, CENP

Chief Nursing Officer
Rush University System for Health and
Rush University Medical Center

Senior Vice President for Hospital Operations
Rush University Medical Center

Associate Dean for Practice
Rush University College of Nursing

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.

 

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.

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.

Departments

Learn about the inpatient and outpatient locations where nurses practice.

Stories of Nursing Excellence

High Five for Rush Nurses

For the fifth consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center has received Magnet designation, the highest national recognition given for nursing excellence. 

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Rush University Medical Center received its 5th Magnet designation in October 2020.

New Dean for College of Nursing

Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for academic programs at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, will be the fifth John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of the Rush University College of Nursing.

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Christine Kennedy

Rush Nurses Honored by Illinois Nurses Foundation

Eight Rush nurses received the Illinois Nurses Foundation’s 2020 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Award. Shown at right, one of the honorees: Raymond Ledda, MSN, RN, CRRN, unit director for acute inpatient rehabilitation.

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Illinois Nurses Association names eight Rush nurses among '40 under 40'

Rush Nurses Named Fellows in National Nurse Leader Program

Three Rush nurses have been named fellows of the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leader Program. Shown at right, one of those selected: Kirsten Warner, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CNEcl, CNL, CMSRN.

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Kristen Warner