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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.

And you’re supported, too. Not only by your fellow nurses, but also by Regions.

“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. At Regions, our training and educational opportunities ensure you continue to learn, no matter where your career takes you.

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. All councils within the Shared Governance Model are led or co-led by staff nurses. 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 among staff.

The only program of its kind in the Twin Cities. Developed for new grad registered nurses who want to become long-term critical care nurses, this four-phase onboarding program lasts 18 months. You’ll start in a telemetry or progressive care unit, and with the goal of becoming an independent critical care nurse. To apply, you must have a BSN or BAN, GPA of 3.0 or higher and experience in an ICU setting.

This program accepts applications twice a year (spring and fall) for a limited time. Applications are only accepted when posted. To see, please visit the Regions Hospital Career Site.

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.

We’re a teaching hospital. You’ll have access to in-house classes, shadowing opportunities, online learning and nursing grand rounds. We also provide tuition reimbursement, scholarships and other monetary incentives.

We also have opportunities for tuition reimbursement, scholarships and other monetary incentives.

All newly hired RNs participate in our new hire cohort program to transition into their new roles at Regions Hospital. Each cohort is led by a designated nurse leader. Cohorts meet monthly for the first 6 months after hire. The group will learn about and discuss topics pertinent to them, such as transitioning off of orientation, floating, work place violence prevention, ethical dilemmas, and more. We are here to support you as you begin your nursing journey with us and we believe you will find this very valuable.

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 our patient’s population continues to be culturally diverse. One of the greatest things about working at Regions hospital is that, the diversity of the patients often mirrors the diversity of the staff. Patient feels included in their plan of care 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

We award the Gloria Fox and the Ancker School of Nursing scholarships to team members who are enrolled in their first nursing degree, or to nurses who are returning for higher education. These scholarships are awarded annually during nurses week.

Achieving board certification shows our nurses’ personal commitment to the nursing profession and to providing exceptional care to our patients. We strongly encourage and support our nurses in pursuing board 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

The only program of its kind in the Twin Cities. We professionally and financially recognize staff nurses who work beyond the scope of their job to achieve the goals and outcomes of the nursing annual plan, along with their unit-specific goals.

Nurse of Excellence

Our nurse of excellence program recognizes our extraordinary RNs who exemplify our Head and Heart Together strategies and role model our core values: Excellence, Partnership, Integrity and Compassion.

Nominations that are reviewed may be submitted by coworkers, patients or family members during a specific time frame each spring. Winners are selected by a team of nurses and recipients are announced each year during nurses’ week at a celebration event.

2016 Nurse of Excellence Recipients

2016 Nurse of Excellence Recipients are from left to right: Kerriann Godwin RN, Lisa Bird RN, Terry Conelly RN, with Chris Boese Chief Nursing Officer.


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