Once an aspiring nurse has completed their education, the next logical step is to find a job. “Where do I even begin” may seem like the first thing that pops into your head, but fortunately, there are many career options for registered nurses.
While there are many unique jobs available, most available nursing jobs will be in a hospital, and luckily, there are a great many hospitals who truly value and appreciate their nursing staff.
What makes these hospitals so “nurse-friendly?”
Well, each of these hospitals go the extra mile to provide excellent benefits, career training and advancement opportunities, educational programs, and wonderful working environments. We have put together a list of what we believe to be five of the most nurse-friendly hospitals, and as you keep reading, you’ll see why.
So take a look, and see if any of these hospitals are in your desired work area.
For over 100 years, Schneck Medical Center has been providing excellent care to the people of Seymour, Indiana. Schneck Medical Center has twice been awarded Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
In 2011, it was also awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This award is the nation’s highest highest presidential honor for quality and performance excellence. What else makes this such an attractive hospital for nurses to work at? Well, the recruiting of new nurses involves both peer review and current staff input, which has led to very high staff retention.
Part of the Baptist Health hospital network, this Jacksonville-based hospital is a great place for nurses to begin their careers. What sets Baptist Medical Center apart from other hospitals is the incredible benefits offered to employees.
The benefits include nursery services, a $5,000 first-time homebuyer program, adjustable schedules, an emerging leaders program, free parking for employees, and a transport service.
Johns Hopkins Hospital finds itself on this nurse-friendly hospital list due to the sheer prestige and career opportunities that come from working for arguably the finest hospital in America. In fact, U.S. News and World Report have named Johns Hopkins as the best hospital in America for 21 consecutive years.
The same publication’s 2011 edition named them as the co-first best graduate school for nursing, making it a top choice for nurses looking to further their education. What’s more, the skilled personnel and employees from which to learn from are second-to-none, making it one of the best opportunities available.
As the central hub for Texas’s Methodist Health System, Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” HMH is also Magnet accredited for Nursing Excellence.
The benefits for nurses at this hospital include eight compensated holidays, on top of the normal paid sick and vacation days, but Houston Methodist also offers its nursing staff tuition repayment. Nurses are also given a voice in leadership and collaborate with the medical staff regarding patient care.
Providence, Rhode Island is the home of a two-time Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence winning hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care facility known for its excellent patient care. The hospital also provides excellent employee care.
There is an on-site childcare facility for working parents, luxurious dental, medical and life insurance, relocation assistance and more. The hospital provides a high level of care for its employees, even going so far as to setting up a fund to help employees who are going through hardships.
No matter where you live, there are many great hospitals with amazing benefits and work environments for nurses. Be sure to check out our Hospital Search page, which allows you to narrow your search by city, state or hospital name. No matter what hospital career you may be searching for, our extensive database of job listings will help you find your dream job.