Nurses at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, play a critical role in patients’ overall hospital experience. As a group of medical professionals, they are skilled and patient-focused, empowered to achieve excellence in an atmosphere that embraces the Mother Standard® of care, the patient-focused principle upon which CTCA® was founded.

Magnet recognized

CTCA Chicago is a Magnet®-recognized hospital, one of only 8-10 percent of hospitals in the nation to have earned this designation. Awarded by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the America Nurses Association, Magnet designation recognizes the caliber of a nursing staff and how their expertise and evidence-based practices translate into exceptional patient care

CTCA is proud to be a fully designated Magnet health care organization, with all three hospitals having earned the recognition. 

Nurses at CTCA Chicago collaborate in an environment that supports teamwork, engagement, work-life balance and professional development, reflecting our hospital's commitment to ensuring our nurses provide patient-centered care to everyone we treat. We strive to embody CTCA values with energy, integrity and positivity, exhibiting respect for patients, fellow nurses and team members.

DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is given to a CTCA Chicago nurse each quarter in recognition for his or her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the important efforts nurses perform every day.

Professional development and career advancement

Professional development is key to helping achieve and sustain a culture of nursing excellence, which is essential to delivering quality patient care.

In serving our commitment to the professional development of nurses at all levels in the organization, CTCA Chicago offers several programs focused on continuing our nurses’ education, including:

  • Professional advancement through the clinical ladder program
  • National certification support programs
  • Online learning platforms
  • Evidence-based practice resources
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits

Shared governance model

Shared governance at CTCA Chicago provides a framework that empowers clinical nurses and leaders to work together, share in the decision-making process and use evidence-based practices to drive improvements in:

  • Clinical and holistic nursing practices
  • Research and innovation
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Professional development

This model is designed to help improve nursing excellence and drive positive patient outcomes.

CTCA nursing principles

CTCA Chicago nurses are highly trained professionals who strive to exceed standards of nursing practice.

The environment at CTCA encourages teamwork, professional development and work-life balance, and we strive to foster a culture that promotes and sustains our national recognition as a provider of quality cancer care supported by outstanding nurses.

The nurses at CTCA Chicago also embrace the Mother Standard® of care, the patient-focused principle upon which CTCA was founded.

Learn more about the Mother Standard.

Nursing at CTCA Chicago


Volunteerism: The CTCA Chicago health care team, including nursing staff, is committed to making a difference in the lives of our patients and in our local communities. CTCA nurses routinely give back to the surrounding communities, focusing efforts mainly on supporting the local cancer and wellness community, in addition to volunteering thousands of hours in schools, churches and pet rescue agencies, and as sports coaches and camp counselors. They even participate in large-scale humanitarian efforts to under-served populations.


Patient safety: CTCA Chicago nurses are part of an interdisciplinary network of employees who continuously work to enhance our culture of safety and provide an environment of clinical excellence for our patients. This culture and environment offer an important opportunity for nurses to play critical roles in creating quality care and a safe environment for our patients and their fellow team members.


Evidence-based practice and research: Nurses at CTCA Chicago are committed to leading research projects that are innovative and help address areas such as workflow operations, safety and patient satisfaction. They are empowered to investigate, act and find solutions to see that our patients are cared for according to the Mother Standard of care.

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Where we are located

CTCA Chicago

Department of Nursing
2520 Elisha Ave.
Zion, IL 60099
New patients: 888-552-6760 | Existing Patients: (847) 510-CTCA

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