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As a nurse at UC Health, you'll discover that we have so much in store for your career. Here you'll be able to continue to develop your skills alongside the best and brightest teams practicing sub-specialized, world-class care in a highly supportive environment.

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A Source of Hope and Courage

2020 was designated the International Year of the Nurse by the World Health Assembly. Our nurses play a vital role in delivering world-class care to our patients, especially during COVID-19.


nurses system-wide


nurse leaders


nationally certified nurses*


clinical ladder participants*

(from 2020 annual report)

*Inpatient hospitals

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Start Strong with Our Nurse Residency Program

If you're just starting out as a nurse, we want to make your transition as seamless as possible. Our Nurse Residency Program will build your confidence, critical thinking and competency in providing excellent care and positive outcomes. In collaboration with Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), this program provides:

  • Educational classes.
  • Clinical laboratory sessions.
  • Faculty supervision.
  • Mentoring and support.
  • The opportunity to make connections.


World-Class Nursing Care

Nurses at UC Health serve on the front lines of healthcare in our community, and provide lifesaving, patient-centered care in our emergency departments, operating rooms, intensive care units, recovery centers and outpatient facilities. With UC Health, you will:

  • Work on high-acuity cases in our hospitals, including our Level I adult trauma center at UC Medical Center.
  • Continually learn about advancements that lead to better patient outcomes.
  • Be part of a culture of nursing excellence, empowerment and clinical superiority through our clinical ladder.
  • Have the potential to advance in roles such as nurse clinician, case manager, clinical educator, supervisor, manager or director.

“People come from far and wide to come to UC Health. I’ve encountered so many different cultures, so many different families and it really helps you grow professionally and personally. I’m forever grateful for those experiences.” Imani Rugless, RN

“As nurses of UC Health, we wake up every day determined, compassionate, relentless... We are proud to be nurses. We are proud to be UC Health.” UC Health Nurses

“UC Health offers a lot of new, different, and exciting patient experiences. We are always adapting and researching and putting in new practices. I love to see great patient outcomes and I love to see things improve. And everyone is just so open to teaching everybody which creates a perfect atmosphere to learn.” Hannah Ruschke, RN, BSN

“Life–long learners. We are born for this. We live to serve and we love to save. We are the nurses of UC Health.” UC Health Nurses

“If you’re considering working for UC Health, you know you’re going to work for a company that’s going to know you by name. They’re going to support you one hundred percent. They’re going to provide you with competitive pay, up–to–date equipment, beautiful facilities to work for, up—to—date research databases and they’re going to make sure that you have everything that you need to do your job, do it properly and provide the best care.” Krista Young, CNP

 Recognition You Deserve

Recognition You Deserve

The way our nurses go above and beyond at UC Health is never lost on us. We believe it's important to acknowledge their outstanding care and share it with their teams. Our programs include internal PRIIDE and ROSE Awards to recognize employees and clinicians who exemplify our values, as well as DAISY Awards.

Find Your Best Fit

As the region's academic healthcare system, patients come to UC Health for subspecialized, world-class care only we can provide. We hold the highest standard of patient care, clinical research and medical education. Find your best fit in one of the following clinical areas:

  • Acute care
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care/ICU
  • Trauma Care
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
  • Perioperative Services
  • Post-acute Care
  • Primary Care
  • Transplant
  • Women's Health
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