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Nursing

Build a fulfilling, lifelong career at Regions.

A team culture, with the flexibility to chart your own path

“This is so different from my last job.” It’s one of the main things we hear from new nurses. Here, you’re valued, empowered and respected. Our care model centers on patients and families, and how together, you build a relationship that supports healing.

You’re supported, too. Not only by your fellow nurses, but by Regions as well.

“Professionals in all areas of nursing will find there is not a more engaging environment in which to practice nursing than here at Regions. We have it all: the widest variety of clinical settings, evidence-based practice, nursing research, strong support for professional development, leadership development and succession planning, endless educational opportunities – and a great team of nursing colleagues with whom to work.”

Chris Boese, Vice President of Patient Care Services

Opportunities for growth and training

Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re an experienced professional, you’ll find there’s no shortage of ways to stay engaged. And you’ll continue to learn at Regions thanks to training and educational opportunities.

Shared governance builds on the foundation of an inclusive decision-making structure for nursing staff and nursing leaders. This model empowers staff nurses to work with a high level of autonomy, managing their clinical practice and working environment. Staff nurses lead or co-lead all councils within the shared governance model. Organizations with shared governance structures have a more creative and fulfilled workforce, lower staff turnover and vacancy rate, improved quality of care and positive work relationships.

The Critical Care Immersion Program is the first of its kind in the Twin Cities. The four-phase onboarding program was developed for new registered nurses who want to become long-term critical care nurses. The program lasts 18 months. You’ll start in a telemetry or progressive care unit. The goal: to be an independent critical care nurse. To apply you need:

  • A BSN or BAN
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Experience in an ICU setting

The program accepts applications twice a year (spring and fall) for a limited time and only when posted. Visit the Regions Hospital career site for more information.

All of our nurses begin their careers at Regions with classroom and unit orientation. During the classroom phase, you’ll learn about hospital policies and protocols, nursing topics and the Electronic Medical Record system (EPIC). After the classroom phase, you’ll work with specially trained primary preceptors for an in-depth, unit-based orientation. Acute care and critical care nurses get additional training.

All new nursing staff participate in a simulation experience in the HealthPartners Clinical Simulation Center and practical skills session.

As a teaching hospital, you’ll have access to in-house classes, shadowing opportunities, online learning and nursing grand rounds. Tuition reimbursement, scholarships and other monetary incentives are also available.

As a newly hired RN, you’ll participate in our new hire cohort program to transition into your role at Regions. A designated nurse leader leads each cohort. Cohorts meet monthly for the first six months after hire. Each cohort will learn about and discuss applicable topics, including transitioning from orientation, floating, work place violence prevention, ethical dilemmas and more. You’ll be supported as your begin your nursing journey.

Diverse roles, patients and staff

As the largest charity care provider in the east metro, we welcome patients from all backgrounds. And we value and embrace diversity in our staff, too. Our team often mirrors the diversity of our patients. We foster an inclusive environment that values differences and seeks to learn about our similarities.

Comfort Nkengla RN, MSN, Nurse Manager Float Pool

“More and more of our patient population continues to be culturally diverse. One of the greatest things about working at Regions Hospital is the patient diversity often mirrors the staff diversity. Patients feel included in their care plan regardless of cultural background. The rich diversity of the staff creates an environment where patients’ cultural beliefs and values are incorporated into their individual care plans.”

Comfort Nkengla RN, MSN, Nurse Manager Float Pool

The Gloria Fox and the Ancker School of Nursing scholarships are available to team members enrolled in their first nursing degree or to nurses returning for higher education. These scholarships are awarded annually during nurse’s week.

Achieving board certification shows our nurses’ personal commitment to the nursing profession and to providing exceptional patient care. Nurses are encouraged and supported to purse board certification. Learn about certification. Learn about certification.

“Achieving my certification in orthopedic nursing has given me more confidence in my clinical judgments and has allowed me to provide the greatest level of quality patient care. I highly encourage all nurses to consider certification in their specialty area!”

Annabelle Mones RN, BSN, ONC

Nurses who work beyond their job scope to achieve the goals and outcomes of the nursing annual plan, along with their unit-specific goals, are recognized professional and financially. It’s the only program of its kind in the Twin Cities.

Nurse of Excellence program

Our Nurse of Excellence program recognizes extraordinary RNs who exemplify Regions’ head and heart, together strategies and model our core values of excellence, partnership, integrity and compassion.

Coworkers, patients and family members can nominate RNs during the spring nomination period. A team of nurses chooses the recipients, who are announced during nurse’s week.

2016 Nurse of Excellence Recipients

2016 Nurse of Excellent recipients are, from left: Kerriann Godwin, RN; Lisa Bird, RN; Terry Conelly, RN; and, Chris Boese, chief nursing officer.


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