As an Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 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 medical centers in the country.

Why Choose Ohio State?

Ohio State nurses have helped the Ohio State 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 Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital and The James are all designated Magnet hospitals.

We’d like you to consider our career opportunities in nursing at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. We’re hiring registered nurses across various practice areas, including cardiology, critical care (ICU), emergency, labor and delivery, medical-surgical, oncology, operating room, psychiatry and stepdown.

Registered nurses can find job opportunities throughout our network of community-based offices and ambulatory care centers, which offer the same nationally recognized expertise as the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

Nursing positions include clinic and/or staff nurses, nursing educators, nurse managers and leaders, patient care resource managers and nurse practitioners.

Referral bonus for current employees

Current Ohio State employees are eligible for a referral bonus for recommending a candidate who is hired into certain positions, including nursing.

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

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides its nursing staff with the personal and professional support to succeed and grow. As a large academic medical center, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center 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 the medical center’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.

What it’s like working as a Buckeye nurse

Shannon, a Buckeye nurse, explains what brought her to Ohio State and why she enjoys working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Why Buckeye nurses enjoy living and working in Columbus, Ohio

“I like exploring, I like meeting new people, and I love adventures and having the opportunity to live in Columbus, gives me the opportunity to do so.”

–Arinze, RN


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.

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New student loan benefit for medical center employees

If you’re still paying for student loans, we’re offering a new benefit to help medical center employees get the most out of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Through this service, employees receive one-on-one financial counseling and a streamlined process to achieve student loan forgiveness. Faculty and staff are eligible to enroll on their hire date, or at any point while they’re employed full time at the medical center.

Ohio State nursing: A strong team with Buckeye spirit

The compassionate individuals who make up the Buckeye nursing team are more than 5,000-strong, representing about a quarter of the academic medical center’s overall workforce. And they’re exceptionally qualified: At least a fourth of our 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.

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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Nursing Careers

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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