The Heartbeat of Care

Like most hospitals, nurses contribute to patient outcomes on every level. From routine rounds to emergency interventions, our nursing team combines expertise with compassion—offering a safe, caring environment for patients and their families alike.

Models of Care

Driscoll nursing follows a primary nursing model of care. Patients are assigned to a Registered Nurse (RN) who is the primary point of contact and primary caregiver during a patient’s hospitalization. The RN’s patient assignments are based on the condition and stability of the patient as well as the skillset and experience of the nurse and the team. The RN has a team of nursing support staff such as supervisors, educators and nursing assistants or unit secretaries in addition to the interdisciplinary team including, but not limited to, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, physicians and advanced practice providers.


A Culture of Support

No child is healed alone. Spend time at Driscoll, and you’ll see the care approach across our entire system is truly collaborative. We support nurses at every level of their careers, with the hope that our nurse leaders will help shape the next generation to come. To ensure the best care to our patients, we recruit high performers/high potential learners and support a novice to expert workforce philosophy—rewarding our nurses based on their clinical competence and professional performance through our clinical ladder or portfolio program.

Answering the Call

When you have questions about pediatric care, we have answers.
(361) 694-5000

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Together, Against All Odds

Our experts put their passion to work every day, helping kids defy incredible odds on their health journeys here at Driscoll.
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