St. Louis Children’s Hospital is committed to the nurse as a lifelong learner.  In addition to providing tuition assistance for higher learning, the hospital supports nurses to attend local, regional or national conferences.  All nurses are allotted $1200 a year to cover the cost of travel and registration for conferences.  Additional monies are given if the nurse is presenting a poster or podium as part of our commitment to disseminate knowledge gained from research or quality improvement projects.

Realizing the importance of the hospital’s mission to community and global health, nurses are also given funds to support expenses associated with healthcare mission trips. Many of our nurses are touching the lives of children around the world who are impoverished and unable to receive adequate medical and nursing care.