Nursing at St. Jude

Nurses at St. Jude do it all - from clinical care to research to information systems. There are as many opportunities as there are positions at St. Jude. The environment is positive here – it’s one of caring and learning and feeling good about what you do at the end of the day. Our education program is outstanding. Our equipment and facilities are modern and family-centered. Our employee satisfaction is high. St. Jude helps you to practice the way you learned in Nursing School.

The Department of Nursing’s mission is to assure consistent quality nursing care to all patients and their families within a supportive practice environment that promotes employee growth, retention and teamwork. Nursing is a critically important profession at St. Jude and in our society. We strive to help our nurses be the best.

The department’s central values are caring and excellence. Caring for patients, families, all co-workers, and for the health of society overall.

Our vision is to assume the leadership in setting patient care nursing practice standards for the specialty Pediatric Oncology Nursing. Research, innovation and creativity is supported and highly valued.

Nursing is one part of Patient Care Services (PCS). PCS is a multidisciplinary team, encompassing Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Research, Rehabilitation Services, Cardiopulmonary Services, Chaplain Service, Social Work, Child Life Services, Patient Scheduling, Clinical Nutrition, Volunteers, Family Centered Care/Family Resource Center, and Informatics.

Please visit the rest of our site. You will find highlights from all areas of Nursing and visual tours of our patient floors and clinics.

The Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Chief Nursing Officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is Pam Dotson.


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.