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Nursing at St. Jude

St. Jude nurses apply their skills and their hearts to help children with life-threatening diseases.

St. Jude nurses apply their skills and their hearts to help children with life-threatening diseases.

The nursing staff at St. Jude provides the patient family-centered care families need during their time at St. Jude.

We partner with patients and their families to provide excellence in care, foster hope, practice with passion and celebrate life every day. As St. Jude nurses, we advance nursing care through innovation, evidence-based practice and the global sharing of knowledge.   

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St. Jude is a Magnet-Recognized Hospital

St. Jude is a Magnet hospital, the most prestigious award a hospital can receive related to nursing. The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as a benchmark for patients to measure the quality of nursing care they can expect to receive at a hospital. Nurses also take part in a shared decision-making throughout the hospital. Our Shared Governance involves the entire nursing body, which focuses on nursing and the organizational mission, vision and priorities.


Career Opportunities in Nursing

Explore nursing jobs at St. Jude in pediatric oncology, hematology, research and other areas. We offer a supportive environment that promotes excellence and growth.

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Nursing Education and Training

At St. Jude, we offer opportunities to advance your education and training in an environment that values your work and fosters creativity and innovation.

Nurse Residency Program for New Nurse Graduates

The St. Jude Nurse Residency Program began in 2013 to support newly graduated, bachelor’s-prepared registered nurses as they transition from student to professional nurse. The program works with early-career nurses to prepare them to lead the advancement of nursing care through innovation, expansion of evidence-based practice and the global sharing of knowledge. New Nurse Graduates hired into the Nurse Residency Program will be supported by a team of Nursing Professional Development Practitioners as they work through this critical transition period and adjust to the realities of the profession in a supportive and nurturing environment. Find out more about the program or apply for an upcoming cohort  


Nursing Honors and Awards

St. Jude honors its nurses and the exceptional work they do every day. We celebrate our nurses through the DAISY Award Program throughout the year. In addition, we select a Friend of Nursing and a Nurse of the Year.

Academy of Nursing Honors Mandrell

Portrait of Belinda Mandrell

Belinda Mandrell, PhD, RN, director of the St. Jude Nursing Research Division and an associate faculty member, has been named to the 2020 Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. The class of 230 fellows were selected based on their contributions to advance the public’s health. Induction into the academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within the profession.