Children's and Women's Services Nursing Unit

Experience the Benefits of the Iowa Difference

Forbes magazine named University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, among the top 10 health care employers in the country for 2018. 

UI Hospitals & Clinics was the first hospital in Iowa to be designated a Magnet Hospital (2004) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the first hospital in Iowa to be re-designated three times (2008, 2013 and 2018).

In 2017, the new state-of-the-art, 14-level, 183-bed UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital opened. It is Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital and is designed to promote healing, minimize stress, and enhance discovery.

What does this all mean to you? Children's and Women's Services nursing jobs at UI Hospitals & Clinics come with competitive salaries and outstanding benefits. If comprehensive insurance coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous paid vacation/sick/holiday accruals, and an outstanding professional recognition program sound good to you, come join the team!

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Inpatient Care

Outpatient Care

Inpatient Units

Clinical Resource Unit (Children’s and Women’s Services)

The CWS CRU is an in-house Registered Nurse float pool for the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. This unit is divided into five teams. Nurses in the pool choose a team based on their expertise, experience, and preferences, with an emphasis on staff flexibility and adaptability.

  • Team C: Labor, Delivery, and Recovery (Triage/ Labor/ Delivery/ Recovery/ high risk Antepartum) and Mother Baby Care Unit (Antepartum, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery)
  • Team D: Pediatric Medical Surgical Units
  • Team E: Pediatric Critical Care (PICU) and Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NICU)

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, and Medical Surgical Unit (UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, Level 10)

This 28-bed unit cares for a broad range of pediatric patients including infants to young adults. Medical/surgical services include caridology, pulmonology, general medical/surgical pediatrics, otolaryngology, oral surgery, ophthalmology, and rheumatology. As well as cardiothoracic surgery including pre- and post caridac transplant care. This unit also has a pediatric respiratory care unit, with 24/7 services that include: pediatric trachestomy care, pediatric ventilator care, and management of pediatric high-flow cannulas.

Intermediate care includes patients with congenital heart surgery, acute respiratory distress due to asthma/respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and ventilatory management.

Imaging and Procedure Center- (UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, Lower Level 2)

This units innovative design combines imaging, sedation, procedures and recovery in one place. It has Iowa's first SOMATOM Drive computerized tomography system. One of only four in the world, the scanner provides lower dose radiation and faster studies, that allow for shorter sedation time. The unit includes six large procedure rooms with 15 private prep and recovery rooms. Procedural diversity includes: endoscopies, colonoscopies, urology procedures, dental procedures, lumbar punctures, and renal, liver, and bone marrow biopsies. All procedures are performed under sedation or general anesthesia.

Labor and Delivery Unit (6 JPP)

The 12-bed labor and delivery unit provides services to women of all ages experiencing low and high-risk pregnancy and births. Labor and delivery includes eight high-risk antepartum/birthing suites, two operating rooms, and four recovery/triage rooms.

Mother-Baby Care Unit (MBCU) (6 JPP)

The 20-bed Mother-Baby Care Unit provides expert care for women anf newborns in a patient- and family-centered environment. Postpartum/newborn services include: couplet care (mother and baby cared for together by RN), electronic infant security system, lactation specialists, and support from Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa. RN's are part of interdisciplinary team that includes maternal-fetal medicine specialists and nurse midwives. The unit also provides specialized maternity care for women with high-risk antepartum and/ or postpartum conditions. The 7-bed labor and delivery suite supports low-risk and high-risk patients, includes three operating rooms with 24/7 support from OB and Anesthesia providers and capacity to deliver multiple births.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Bays 1-5

NIC1 consists of Bays 1-3, located in 6 JPP. NIC2 consists of Bays 4 and 5, located in 6 JPP and UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. The NICU has 88 monitored beds, separated into two units based on acuity, an on-site 24-hour pediatric pathology lab, and on-site respiratory care services. NIC1 consists of level 2-4 patients. NIC2 consists of level 2 and 3 patients. The units have private and semi-private rooms with family accommodations. The patient populations include critically ill newborns, very low birth weight premature infants, and infants with congenital heart defects and anomalies. The NICU also provides long-term care for chronically ill babies. Survival rates for babies born at 23, 24, and 25 weeks are significantly higher than survival rates for extremely premature babies born at other U.S. hospitals.


Float pool for the five-bay NICU in 6 JPP and UI Stead Family Children's Hopsital.

Pediatric Cancer Center (UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, Level 11)

The Pediatric Cancer Center provides comprehensive care for pediatric patients with hematology/oncology diagnoses and patients undergoing bone marrow transplant. This 18-bed inpatient unit cares for a patient population ranging in age from newborn to adolescent/young adult receiving chemotherapy administration, symptom management, and complex care and monitoring. UI Stead Family Children's Hospital is the only pediatric FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies) accredited Bone Marrow Transplant Center in Iowa.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) (UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, Level 3)

The 28 intensive care bed PICU/PCICU cares for critically ill patients who range in age from newborn to 18 years that require 24/7 advanced monitoring and therapeutic intervention. Medical subspecialties include cardiology, GI, nephrology, hematology/oncology, neurology, and pulmonology. Surgical subspecialties include cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, orthopedics, organ transplant (heart and kidney), and trauma. This unit also has advanced certification in pediatric Left Ventricular Assist Devices and palliative care.

Pediatric Medical Surgical Unit (UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, Level 9)

This 28-bed unit cares for pediatric patients with a broad range of ages (infant to young adults). This units patient population includes endocrine/diabetes, gastrointestinal, nephrology, general surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic, trauma, kidney and liver transplant, and urology. As well as, overflow patients from the burn unit when necessary. Unique unit design features include six video EEG rooms, one copper- and-lead lined room (monitor internal electrode leads for research), and patient rooms with cutting-edge interactive technology, patient monitoring, and nurse call systems to improve both the patient and staff experience.

Postpartum/Gynecology (3 JPP)

3 John Pappajohn Pavilion (3 JPP) is a 30-bed inpatient unit dedicated for women's services.

Gynecological services include:Post-surgery care of total abdominal hysterectomies, robotic hysterectomies, myomectomies, fallopian tube reanastomosis, exploratory laparotomy of pelvic masses, and repair of uterine and vaginal wall prolapses. Postpartum/newborn services include: couplet care, electronic infant security, lactation specialists, and support from Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa.

Outpatient Units

Center for Disabilities and Development

This outpatient clinic brings together the resources of several departments and services to address disabilities and developmental disorders in both children and adults. The clinic has become Iowa’s most trusted resource for health care, training, research, and information for people with disabilities.

Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team

The Neonatal/Pediatric Transport team transports critically ill premature neonates, infants, and children under the age of nine from referral centers throughout Iowa and neighboring states by helicopter or a specially equipped ambulance.

Pediatric Cancer Center Clinic (UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, Level 11)

The Pediatric Cancer Center Clinic and Infusion Center provides comprehensive care to pedatric patients with hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant diagnoses. The clinic has eight exam rooms and nine infusion beds to care for patients ranging in age from newborn to adolescent/young adult.

Pediatric Dialysis Center (3 GH)

This four-bed unit is the first and only dedicated pediatric dialysis unit in the state of Iowa. It provides comprehensive care to patients from newborn to 21 years old with chronic kidney disease or acute kidney injury requiring dialysis therapies.

Pediatric Specialty Clinic (2 JCP)

The Pediatric Specialty Clinic offers comprehensive care to patients from infancy through adolescence and for certain chronic diseases into adulthood. Our 34 exam rooms were opened in 2017; an additional 20 rooms are anticipated to open in 2018. This clinic focuses on multiple pediatric specialties including allergy/pulmonary/immunology, cardiology, genetics, neurology, renal, urology, diabetes, endocrine, gastroenterology, psychology, rheumatology, general surgery, and pain and palliative care. This unit has many state-of the art facilities including five echocardiography rooms, exercise lab, pulmonary function lab, EEG lab, two treatment rooms, and a phlebotomy lab.

UI Women's Health Center (3 PFP)

The Iowa Women’s Health Center provides gynecologic, obstetric, and infertility care. This clinic has 13 gynecological subspecialties including general gynecology, vulvar/vaginal diseases, PMS, menopause, fibroid diagnosis and therapy, colposcopy, urogynecology, and LLETZ therapy. Obstetrical specialties include reproductive endocrinology and infertility, in vitro fertilization, high-risk obstetrics, prenatal genetics, fetal diagnosis, and therapy.