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Named as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review, Eskenazi Health is one of the nation’s largest essential health care systems, providing care to nearly 1 million outpatient visitors each year. Nurses and staff provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at more than 30 primary and mental health care sites throughout Indianapolis and within the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, including the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center, the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center and our Level II NICU, which serves the most diverse patient population in the area.

Job benefits for Eskenazi Health nurses include:

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Great benefits and retirement plans

  • Shared governance councils

  • Great physician relationships

  • Access to senior leaders

  • Free employee wellness programs

  • Free fitness gym

  • Sky Farm and other relaxing green spaces

Patient Care Resident Program

Eskenazi Health now offers a new position for recent nursing graduates. The new Patient Care Resident Program allows graduates to jump-start their careers before passing their state board exams, with the same job benefits listed above. Once they pass their boards, patient care residents will have the opportunity to apply to become full-time nurses.

Patient care resident job duties include:

  • Assisting RNs in provision of care to patients

  • Observing and documenting patient conditions/behaviors for RNs

  • Performing treatments and procedures under the direction of an RN

  • Understanding and following patient care plans

  • Providing input for changes to patient care plans and communicating changes to the RN

  • Providing or assisting patients with activities of daily living

  • Participating in implementing quality assurance activities to ensure hospital, The Joint Commission and other quality standards or regulations are met

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  • Recognition/Advancement
  • Education

C.A.R.E. Program

The Clinical Advancement to Recognize Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Program recognizes and rewards role distinction among registered nurses providing direct patient care. Based on the characteristics of the Synergy Model of Nursing Care, the program considers experience, clinical judgment, continuing education, systems thinking, facilitation of learning, performance improvement, collaboration, patient advocacy, and clinical inquiry in its recognition process. 

DAISY Program

The DAISY Award program is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Eskenazi Health is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing an Eskenazi Health nurse with the honor every month.

Charge Nurse and Preceptor Programs

Nurses can pursue their interest in leadership roles within their unit through programs such as the Charge Nurse Program and the Nurse Preceptor Program. Interested nurses participate in formalized training that will assess and validate required nursing skills.   

Eskenazi Health appreciates the significant investment nurses make in their careers. To support their investment in education, Eskenazi Health offers assistance with:

  • Tuition reimbursement after completion of an introductory period
  • Continuing Education courses
  • Certifications
  • Conference attendance
  • Some Classes Offered: ACLS, BLS, NRP, Fetal Monitoring, STABLE, PALS, NIHSS, TNCC, ENPC

Eskenazi Health Student Nurse Extern Program

This eight-week, non-credit, summer program is offered to students working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) who have completed their junior year of college. This is a structured experience designed to give students the opportunity to apply knowledge and be an active and valued member of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals. Openings for this program will be posted in the job search.


The St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Center for Nursing Excellence

The St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Center for Nursing Excellence at Eskenazi Health focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality nurses through expanding services and continuing education opportunities. Its primary endeavors include:

  • Supporting a state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Developing a robust nurse recognition program
  • Providing professional development opportunities
  • Creating nurse residency and fellowship programs
  • Expanding the Student Extern Program
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