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Jackie Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP, NEA-BC, FAAN    Welcome From Jackie Gonzalez, DNP, ARNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FAAN   
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Welcome to the special world of pediatric nursing at Miami Children's Hospital (MCH), the only free-standing hospital in South Florida that is exclusively for children. Here, we offer careers in pediatric nursing that are never routine, always challenging and extremely rewarding.
 
Only 3 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation.  Miami Children's Hospital first received this recognition in 2004. Nationwide, it is only the fifth pediatric hospital to receive Magnet designationThe American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services has designated Miami Children's as a Magnet hospital.  According to the ANCC, the leading nursing credentialing organization in the United States, Magnet designation is widely accepted as the gold standard of patient care. Only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation.  Miami Children's Hospital first received this recognition in 2004, becoming only the fifth pediatric hospital nationwide to achieve this distinction which recognizes the nursing staff for meeting the rigorous quality indicators and standards of nursing practice as defined by the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators. These standards include an environment that fosters leadership, nursing research, staff involvement and innovation in practice, as well as fostering an environment that supports teamwork and collegiality. Our nursing staff works as a team, like no other, to put children and families first.
 
At MCH, you make a difference…all in a place where you can make a lasting impression in the life of a child each and every day. You can help smiles supplant tears and bring laughter where there was fear. Nothing compares to receiving a smile or a hug from a child and seeing them get better.
 
Miami Children's Hospital is committed to advancing the understanding and practice of patient and family-centered care in an environment that enhances comfort. At Miami Children's Hospital you are an integral part of the care team in an environment, supportive of the nurse. It is our goal to recruit and retain top staff and as such, we deliver...
 
Extraordinary care…by extraordinary people.
 
Miami Children's Hospital has also made an organizational commitment to our employees to be an "Employer of Choice" in South Florida. As a part of that commitment, we offer a package of attractive benefits such as tuition reimbursement, flexible scheduling, reward/incentive programs, on-site child care, banking, fitness, pharmacy, optical shop and dry cleaning services. We are a Top Ten Training Institution in the nation teaching hospital where a learning environment is the norm and educational offerings are available each and every day.
 
Miami Children's Hospital offers an active nursing research program, the Frida Hill Beck Nursing Education endowment fund to support education and research, a Shared Governance nursing council/committee structure, career advancement and development, as well as a nursing clinical ladder. All of these benefits and more enable us to recruit and retain top nursing talent and achieve exceptionally low vacancy and turnover rates that fall well below state and national levels. What’s more, our reputation and location support opportunities for international exchange with nurses throughout the world, with highlights including recent exchanges with nurse leaders from Taiwan, Turkey, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and  Italy.
 
So, come take a closer look at what Miami Children's has to offer. Join our team! We're here for the children. You can be, too.
 
For more information about nursing at Miami Children's Hospital contact us via email at nursinginfo@mch.com.