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Our nurses impact patients, families and each other in positive, life-changing ways. Every day at VCU Health, our nurses bring their passion to preserve and restore the health of our patients. Together, as a team, our nurses use the best evidence, clinical excellence and caring to guide nursing practice, advance the profession and transform health care. This is at the heart of who we are.

VCU Health Nurse in a treatment room.Because of our 13,000 nurses, you will find teams of excellence around every corner. Not only have we achieved Magnet designation four consecutive times, but we are also a state leader with the highest number of Beacon Units. These recognitions demonstrate our commitment to a positive, supportive working environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders.

As a nurse at VCU Health, you can expect:

Competitive Advantage

We know you have many choices. Here are some of the advantages that make us unique.VCU Health nurse in a hospital hallway.

  • Accredited Nurse Residency Program
  • High number of Beacon units
  • Incredible professional development and growth opportunities
  • Magnet accreditation
  • Relocation bonus
  • Sign on bonuses
  • Support for Nursing Professional Specialty Certification

Our nurses practice with respect for all individuals' inherent dignity, worth, unique attributes, and human rights. The nursing practice environment is built on a foundation of shared governance and underpinned by a culture of respect, recognition and reward. It is supported by the professional values of caring, knowledge, leadership and collaboration.

Nursing Positions

We offer many different nursing opportunities, and each position demonstrates unique clinical skills and knowledge. At the unit level, our nurses gain direction, education, and develop leadership skills.

Our nursing positions have different sets of requirements based on experience, education, and training.

  • Clinical Nurse I: less than 12 months RN Experience
  • Clinical Nurse II: >= 12 to 24 months RN Experience
  • Clinical Nurse III: >= 3 years of clinical experience
  • Clinical Nurse IV: >= 5 years of clinical experience
  • Clinical Nurse V: > 5 years of clinical experience

New Nurse Graduates

VCU Health nurse using equipment.As a new nurse graduate, you can take advantage of all the benefits VCU Health offers. Our academic affiliation with the Medical College and VCU School of Nursing promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and the opportunity to engage in early bedside teaching.

When you join our team, you will participate in an accredited nurse residency program. You’ll find our opportunities for professional growth and development will help you grow in your nursing career.

Other nursing benefits include:

  • Charge nurse program and preceptorship program
  • Competitive salary and shift differential
  • Paid review course for National Council Licensure Examination (Kaplan, Hurst Uworld)
  • Tuition assistance for Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Are you interested in participating in our graduate residency program? Learn more about our New Nurse Grads program.

Nurses Share Why VCU Health is the Place to Work

“Out of all the area hospitals, VCU Health is where I felt the most supported. Our CRNA team is amazing. There is a huge variety, if you don’t know something, one of your CRNA peers will know – as we see any type of patient and aliments.” – Ashley Stigall, CRNA in Anesthesiology

“If you want to work in a place where people truly love their job, love what they do, and love each other, then VCU Health is the place to be.” - Steven Son, RN at ICU

“I wanted to be at VCU Health because it is a level-one trauma center. You are able to see a little bit of everything. I enjoy helping people who are at their worst part of their lives, and make a difference.” - Lauren Metzger, RN at ICU

 “I wanted to be somewhere that that had everything in-house. There is nowhere else to send patients. I did clinical training around different areas within Richmond, and VCU Health was so impressive. As a level-one trauma center, we have so many opportunities. We even help prepare the commonwealth if there is an Ebola outbreak.” - Andrew Peterson, RN at ICU