Nursing jobs 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 at Regions. 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.

“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.”

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.

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 guides 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, workplace violence prevention, ethical dilemmas and more. You’ll be supported as you begin your nursing journey.

As the largest charity care provider in the east metro, we welcome patients from all backgrounds. And we value and embrace diversity in our nursing 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.

“One of the things that I love about working at Regions is the organization’s commitment to create and sustain an environment where patients, staff, providers and volunteers feel welcomed and included. We leverage the strength of our different cultural backgrounds to meet patients where they are in their lives’ journey. We embrace our patients’ diversity, and we remain curious to learn about their existential beliefs. Together, we work to provide individualized care for all.”

Nursing scholarships

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.

Specialty certification

Achieving board certification shows our nurses’ personal commitment to the nursing profession and to providing exceptional patient care. Nurses are encouraged and supported to pursue board 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!”

Professional recognition program

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 professionally and financially. It’s the only program of its kind in the Twin Cities.

Our Nurse of Excellence program recognizes extraordinary RNs who exemplify Regions’ Head + Heart, Together strategies, and model our core values of excellence, partnership, integrity and compassion.

Coworkers nominate RNs during the spring nomination period. A team of nurses chooses the recipients, who are announced and recognized during nurses’ week each May.