Cook County Health nurses are an elite group of individuals who are dedicated to our mission of providing quality-care to vulnerable and underserved populations with compassion and integrity.

As one of the largest departments within Cook County Health, composed of nearly 1,300 full-time nurses, nursing is a critical driver and the key to success for the organization.  
Cook County Health nurses work among a variety of specialty departments throughout the health system and the department offers a variety of advanced practice nurses. 

Clinical Specialties of Nursing

Nursing Support

The Division of Nursing Professional Development and Education believes that continued education of new medical theories, practices and technology is essential for serving the needs of our patient population.
The Nursing Quality Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital oversees quality improvements made to policies.  

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 
  • On-line procedure, skills & nursing consult reference tool through Elsevier’s Mosby Nursing Suite 
  • Schwartz Center Rounds scheduled monthly 10 months per year 

Education & Research

The department provides clinical education and role development programs that promote nursing competency, enhance role performance and foster the professional development of nursing personnel to provide high quality, compassionate patientcentered care. 
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