Heart. Soul. Expertise. That's what defines an Emory nurse.

No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change the lives of patients, their families and your team. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital.

If you feel that Emory Healthcare is the place for you to explore the next phase of your nursing career, apply online.

If you have any questions, email nursing.careers@emoryhealthcare.org.

Nursing Benefits

The nursing team members at Emory Healthcare all share in a career environment where they can thrive. Below, you will find a sample of the career environment available to all Emory Healthcare nurses. 

Clinical Practice
  • Lattice advancement program with clinical, management and
    education tracks
  • Varied career opportunities, with flexibility to move among specialty
  • Nursing philosophy that includes shared decision making and the
    Synergy Model for Patient Care
  • Precedent-setting patient- and family-centered approach to care
  • Amenities of an academic research institution
  • Magnet journey
  • Cutting-edge technology, such as electronic medical records, online documentation and provider order entry
  • Annual skills competency fairs
  • Nurse residencies
  • Competitive market salaries, with compensation based on years of experience
  • Charge nurse premium
  • Certification reimbursement and annual bonus for maintaining certification
  • Flexible hours on many units and 12-hour shifts
  • Weekend, holiday, evening and night differentials
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits (Package starts day one!)
  • Employee discounts and VIP access to Emory Healthcare services
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and child care
  • Discounts and preferred placement at dozens of early childhood education centers
  • Flexible retirement savings and generous employee matching plan
  • New parent-friendly environment, with lactation rooms and semi-annual baby showers for expectant and adoptive parents
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Georgia Higher Education 529 savings plan
  • Membership in Emory Federal Credit Union and workplace banking
  • A robust financial wellness program, with free access to a budgeting app to help you meet your financial goals
  • Long-term and supplemental long-term disability
  • Basic life, supplemental life, personal accident and long-term care insurance
  • Generous comprehensive leave program
  • Extended illness leave that accrues with each pay period and pays 100 percent of salary for hours earned
  • MetLife Auto and Home Insurance
  • E4Health - our employee referral program and online portal with dozens of webinars and resources to increase work/life effectiveness
  • Healthy Emory - our comprehensive employee wellness program
  • Free/discounted parking and transportation and cafeteria discounts
  • Ongoing personal and professional development classes available online and in person

Clinical Practice

As the only academic health care system in Atlanta, Emory Healthcare provides an empowering learning environment, with the ability to explore a vast array of clinical practice areas, incluing a wide variety of programs specific to their field. And, as the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet-designated hospitals, we deeply value the critical importance of interprofessional, collaborative teams in advancing clinical practice. 

Our teams are not just patient-centered, they're people-centered. We value the importance of teamwork, collaboration and empowering the nurse's voice in the way we deliver exceptional clinical care.  


The Professional Lattice for Advancement in Nursing (PLAN) promotes and rewards professionalism and clinical expertise as the foundations of a robust nursing organization, one that values the contributions of every nurse in the delivery of patient- and family-centered care. As an academic, learning organization, Emory Healthcare embraces new graduate nurses as well as experienced nurses.

The PLAN differentiates expected levels of clinical expertise, education and professional practice, and identifies the unique contributions expected at each level. The PLAN is unique in that it includes three tracts for nursing advancement: clinical, education and management.

Through this exciting program, Emory Healthcare nurses:

  • Evaluate and improve their own practice
  • Identify professional development and growth opportunities
  • Obtain recognition for the level of practice they have achieved

The lattice framework, as opposed to a traditional ladder, facilitates fluid movement across a broad spectrum of career opportunities ideal for different times in a nurse's career.

Specialty RN

Emory Healthcare understands that each RN brings a unique level of expertise and skill to care delivery. That’s why our new RN pay structure is based on both years of experience and clinical specialty. We know you have invested significant effort in sharpening your specialized skills. It’s about time you were recognized for it!

Emory Healthcare is proud to offer a highly competitive benefits and compensation package, including clinical certification bonuses and internal growth opportunities. Join an elite RN team that is redefining the nursing profession to deliver a new standard of care for humankind.

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New Graduate Nursing

WINTER GRADUATES: We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2019 cohort. To apply go to https://nursing-emory.icims.com/ and search for job requisition ID #22071.

SUMMER GRADUATES: We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2019 cohort. The application deadline is February 14, 2019, for the first round of interviews for internal/Emory students only. To apply go to https://nursing-emory.icims.com/ and search for job requisition ID #28424.

For information about the next session or to speak to a recruiter, please contact nursing.careers@emoryhealthcare.org.

Not sure about making the move to Atlanta?

This group of Emory students asked 600 students from 12 universities "Why Atlanta?" We think it works for you, too.

As an academic medical center, Emory Healthcare is committed to the development and training of the caregivers of the future. We are proud to offer a one-year residency program for new nurse graduates that bridges the gap between the classroom and real-life nursing practice. Our residency nurses are challenged to put their learning into practice and emerge from the program as confident, skilled members of the care team. Our nurse residency program fosters the ideal environment to excel in the nursing profession:

Teamwork: Partner with like-minded professionals who are dedicated to advancing the nursing profession through delivering patient- and family-centered care in a collaborative environment.

Evidence-based Practice: Put the latest research and care models into practice to deliver innovative, transformative care.

Innovation: Be challenged to improve quality and safety in the ever-changing climate of health care.

Breadth: Choose between several specialties as the starting point for your nursing career:

  • Medical/Surgical
  • Acute care subspecialties
  • Critical care
  • Emergency
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Perioperative
  • Rehabilitation
  • Women’s services (mother/baby, NICU, antepartum, OB/GYN, L&D)*

*Available at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Johns Creek Hospital only.

The Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Residency Program™ (NRP) is designed to support new nurses as they transition from student to clinician to leader. The program fosters development of both the clinical and leadership skills critical for new nurses to succeed as valuable contributors to the team.

The program is aimed at:

  • Transitioning participants from advanced beginner nurse to competent nurse
  • Fostering excellent decision-making skills
  • Providing clinical nursing leadership
  • Creating an individual development plan
  • Embedding research-based practice into care delivery

Our Vizient/AACN-developed nurse residency program is offered at our six hospitals: Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital (this program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education).