Nursing - Careers - Eskenazi Health

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 III NICU, which serves the most diverse patient population in the area.

As a registered nurse at Eskenazi Health, you’ll gain more than experience, you’ll gain confidence, growth and courage. Eskenazi Health is hiring recent and future registered nurse graduates for multiple departments within our organization.

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

Learn more about a career with Eskenazi Health by calling 1.855.360.JOBS or view our current openings at

Linda Hojnacki, RN, Nurse Residency Program

At Eskenazi Health, new acute care nurses are welcomed to the organization through the Linda Hojnacki, RN, Nurse Residency Program. Designed for acute care nurses with less than one year experience and graduate nurses, the residency program supports the transition to practice and prepares nurses to care for complex patients and increasing acuity needs common in hospital settings. Eskenazi Health nurses are surrounded by a strong network of accomplished individuals who value nurses and are invested in their success for not only their development but also improved patient safety and quality of care.

The nurse residency program follows Patricia Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory, providing a multi-modal learning format and resources specifically targeting the needs of the novice nurse to foster growth and development. The six-month program hosts four cohorts clustered by hire date. The average size of each cohort is 24 people and provides:

  • Orientation to the Eskenazi Health culture and introduction to key members of the Senior Leadership Team and Nursing Leadership

  • Guided leadership, support and facilitation from a dedicated nurse residency coordinator

  • Monthly educational sessions that address clinical care, communication, patient outcomes, professionalism and resiliency/wellness

  • Didactic lectures, simulation lab and interactive activities provided by experts at Eskenazi Health

  • Support for the development of decision making, assessment, communication and patient advocacy skills 

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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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