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 medical 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 hospital 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.

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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 medical 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 will receive a comprehensive benefits package and have access to higher education and professional development opportunities.

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 healthcare team.

Be part of the Buckeye Nurse Residency Program

Our well-rounded nurse residency program enhances your undergraduate training for a smooth transition to practice. As a Buckeye nurse, you will learn and grow alongside a small cohort of peers.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center nurse residency program is accredited with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The program provides nurses with less than 12 months of experience the support to transition from a new graduate to professional nurse emphasizing the development of critical thinking skills related to clinical practice and safe patient care. The program seeks to develop new nurses as leaders and productive health care team members as they advance from novice to competent nurses.

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 medical 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.

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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