Nursing at City of Hope


Susan Brown

Susan Brown, Chief Nursing Officer

Welcome to the City of Hope Nursing homepage. Nurses at the City of Hope are dedicated to, and passionate about, the provision of compassionate cancer and diabetes care. But we recognize that our professional nursing practice goes way beyond caring.  As oncology nurses we are clinically excellent in one of the most complex nursing specialties.  We utilize critical thinking, clinical judgment and scientific inquiry to ensure both optimal care and patient/family outcomes. 

Please enjoy exploring the contributions nurses have made both internally at City of Hope and have disseminated locally, nationally and internationally.  As you review the different links, you will find evidence of transformational leadership at all levels, nursing innovations that occur out of necessity and creativity as well as best practices in the care of our very special patient population.


To uphold the integrity of the profession by providing compassionate, quality, safe and innovative care with our patients and families.
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City of Hope and its nursing team have achieved Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Given only after a rigorous assessment of a hospital or medical center, Magnet recognition is one of the highest honors in nursing and a global recognition of the cancer center’s outstanding commitment to excellence in health care delivery and improvement of patient outcomes.

At City of Hope, scientists, researchers, physicians and nurses interact daily to share ideas and discuss real-world results. Nurses here collaborate closely with renowned clinicians, including surgeons and specialists who advance cancer, HIV and diabetes treatments throughout the nation. With advanced nursing leadership development, a robust collaborative governance structure and focus on clinical innovation in surgical, inpatient and outpatient settings, nurses have the support to develop the practice they envision.


  • Compassion: Compassion towards patients, their families and our team members.
  • Service with a sense of urgency: We actively pursue better ways to improve the lives of those we care for and work with.
  • Integrity: We promote a “just culture” environment that requires each of us to do the right thing to ensure patient safety. We do what’s best for our patients and our community, every moment of every day.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: We are lifelong learners committed to making pioneering discoveries and moving them forward for the benefit of patients.
  • Excellence: Our commitment to advancing science while providing compassionate care has established us as the benchmark in fighting cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Collaboration: We are a community of experts, combining the resources of cutting-edge scientific research, drug manufacturing, clinical care, graduate education, philanthropy and supportive care services.
Read and watch these inspiring stories of patients and survivors who have battled cancer and other life-threatening diseases.