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Professional Growth & Development

Growth and Development

Nurses are encouraged to grow their clinical, research and leadership skills at Rush Copley.

Support for Nursing Education

Rush Copley nurses have the ability to take advantage of a wide range of benefits to help achieve their professional goals:

  • Financial assistance for certification programs
  • Scholarships for BSN students
  • Tuition reimbursement for advanced nursing degrees
  • Reduced tuition rates through our educational partners
  • On-site, accredited continuing education
  • On-site workshops for clinical coordinators/charge nurses
  • Management training classes for nurses who advance to leadership positions

Share Your Learning Needs

Each year, our clinical nurse educators survey nurses at every level of the organization to discover what type of learning is most needed. Then, they develop an educational plan to meet those needs.

Our Partnership with Rush University

Rush-UniversityExpect opportunities for professional development and education to grow as our partnership with Rush University Medical Center continues to expand academic medicine in Chicago’s western suburbs. Learn more about our connection with Rush University.

Nursing Simulation Lab (STAR Center)

Nurses are encouraged to expand their clinical skills and competencies in the risk-free environment of Rush Copley Medical Center’s nursing Simulation, Training and Resource (STAR) Center. Participate in patient care scenarios using realistic medical simulators, and work with experienced clinical nurse educators to review, evaluate and learn from your experience.

Nursing Research Opportunities

Rush Copley nurses contribute to the science of nursing care and are a catalyst for innovation and change by participating in nursing research. There are a  multitude of opportunities to investigate and develop knowledge that advances nursing practice and transforms patient care.

Meaningful Recognition

When nurses make outstanding contributions to patient care at Rush Copley, it’s noticed and recognized. Peers and supervisors acknowledge these efforts in day-to-day interactions and through formal programs. Plus, patients, families and guests routinely recognize extraordinary care through the HERO (Healthcare Employees Reaching Out) program.

Advancement & Leadership Opportunities

With Rush Copley’s shared governance model, nurses can be a leader whether they are  a novice nurse or have years of experience. And when they are ready to take on new roles and responsibilities within the organization, they’ll find abundant support and opportunities. Positions for nurses at Rush Copley include:

  • New graduate nurse
  • Staff nurse
  • Clinical coordinator
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing director
  • Advanced practice registered nurse
  • Executive nursing leadership

Rest assured, at every level of nursing, high-quality bedside patient care remains the top priority.