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Benefits of Nursing

Our patients and their families are our first priority.  At Rush-Copley, you accept responsibility for your patients, coordinating their care and involving families in the healing process.  You are given the power to advocate for your patients. 

Technology Advances

Technological advances keep Rush-Copley nurses ahead:

  • Interdisciplinary computerized clinical documentation
  • Advanced clinical alerts
  • Electronic evidence based practice tools
  • Electronic drug database (Multum and Micromedix)
  • Computerized patient education handouts (Care Notes)
  • Point of care documentation with wireless mobile carts
  • E-mail and Internet access at all clinical areas

Professional Development

  • 100% reimbursement for specialty certifications
  • BSN and MSN salary differential
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits
  • Increased compensation for specialty certified nurses
  • CPR, ACLS, PALS, and many other department specific certifications provided to nurses on-site
  • Recognition of advanced degrees on name badges
  • Accessibility to the Internet and learning resources on site
  • Computer discounts and interest free computer loans
  • Partnerships with local colleges and universities including Aurora University, Lewis University, Rush University, Northern Illinois University, Chamberlain College of Nursing and Waubonsee Community College
  • Competitive hourly rates with the local market rates

Collaborative Relationships

  • Nurses drive decisions for practice, performance improvement and citizenship  through unit partnership councils and house-wide congresses in our Shared Governance Model.
  • Congresses are responsible for functions such as research, education, nursing practice, quality and leadership.
  • Nurses and physicians routinely meet to focus on opportunities for continuous improvement and collaboration.
  • Nurses at Rush-Copley work in collaboration with many nursing schools to foster excellent clinical experiences for those in training.
  • Nurses are a vital part of the health care team and strive for a common goal of care and healing for each patient.

Practice Environment

The nursing community at Rush Copley is committed to a safe and supportive practice environment.  We achieve this by having:

  • Collaborative and respectful relationships
  • Career development through certification, continuing education opportunities, and degree advancement
  • Partnerships between staff and leadership for decision making
  • High standards of nursing care
  • A culture of safety
  • Orientation that is customized to the learner
  • Adequate staffing and resources
  • Nursing practices driven by current evidence based literature/research