As an Ohio State nurse, you’ll practice at the top of your license while collaborating with a talented team dedicated to providing quality patient care at one of the largest and most diverse academic health centers in the country.

Ohio State nurses have helped The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center achieve the honor of being the first health system in central Ohio with Magnet Recognition, one of the highest honors awarded for nursing excellence. Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital, and The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute all are designated Magnet hospitals.

Nursing opportunities also can be found throughout our network of community-based offices and ambulatory care centers, which offer the same nationally recognized expertise as Ohio State’s hospitals.

Those nursing opportunities include clinic nurses, nursing educators, nurse managers and leaders, patient care resource managers and nurse practitioners. 

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What’s great about nursing careers at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center?

Ohio State provides its nursing staff with the personal and professional support to succeed and grow. As a large academic health center, Ohio State offers a multitude of resources to create an efficient, healthy workplace, including staff committees dedicated to nurse safety, mental health and other pressing issues in nursing today. But despite Ohio State’s size, staff members enjoy a welcoming culture that helps every team member feel at home. Additionally, as an employee, you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package and have access to higher education and professional development opportunities.


Your health and well-being

While nursing is a rewarding career, it can sometimes be a challenging one. So while you’re looking out for your patients, we’re looking out for you. Our wide-ranging employee health and well-being initiatives empower Ohio State nurses to find the help they need, whether that’s counseling through our Employee Assistance Program, 24/7 telephone support or a visit from a Buckeye Paws therapy dog.

Why choose nursing at Ohio State

“Working at a nationally recognized hospital makes me happy. It makes me proud. It motivates me to be the best nurse that I can be.”

–Francisco Martinez Salamanca, RN

Hear what else Buckeye nurses say makes them happy to be part of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center health care team.

Ohio State nursing: A strong team with Buckeye spirit

The compassionate individuals that make up the Buckeye nursing team are more than 5,000-strong, representing about a quarter of the academic health center’s overall workforce. And they’re exceptionally qualified: At least a fourth of those nurses have 10+ years of nursing experience. Over 80% of Ohio State’s nurses are baccalaureate-prepared, and 35.6% are certified or have a professional certification. More than 600 team members are advanced practice nurses.

Why our team loves living and working in Columbus

“When people are looking for different places to practice and cities to move to, I don’t know if people know that much about Columbus, Ohio or really think about Columbus as a great city to move to. I feel like it’s a little bit of a secret."

–Jessica Hill, APRN-CNM


Here in Nursing Podcast

Here in Nursing is a monthly podcast from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for nurses and by nurses. We explore the topics important to nursing today, from the perspectives of RNs, NPs and other advanced practice providers.

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Ohio State Wexner Medical Center hospitals are offering an 18-month retention program for operating room nurses.

Become a Buckeye nurse before June 30, 2021, and you could be eligible to earn up to $10,000.

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To build a diverse and inclusive workforce, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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