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Professional Growth & Development

Growth and Development

Grow your clinical, research and leadership skills at Rush Copley. As a member of our team, you’ll benefit from programs and support to help you achieve your professional goals.

Support for Nursing Education

Take advantage of a wide range of benefits to advance your education and grow your skills. Ask about:

  • 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

Feel confident that you and your colleagues will find programs to fit your 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)

Expand your 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

Contribute to the science of nursing care and be a catalyst for innovation and change by participating in nursing research at Rush Copley. You’ll find opportunities to investigate and develop knowledge that advances nursing practice and transforms patient care.

Meaningful Recognition

When you make outstanding contributions to patient care at Rush Copley, it’s noticed and recognized. Count on your peers and supervisors to acknowledge your 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, you can be a leader whether you’re a novice nurse or have years of experience. And when you’re ready to take on new roles and responsibilities within our organization, you’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.