The HCA Healthcare nurse differentiator

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Nurses are the cornerstone of HCA Healthcare’s mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

It’s an exciting time to be a nurse at HCA Healthcare! Our vast, diverse clinical experience leads to higher-quality patient care and better outcomes. We invest in and develop the latest technology, treatments and tools and believe in continually moving healthcare forward. HCA Healthcare supports and nurtures our 94,000-plus family of nurses through education, professional development and defined pathways for growth.

What’s more, our nurses make a difference in the lives of our patients.

For the past 17 years, nurses have topped the annual Gallup poll as the most trusted profession in the United States. The nursing profession is growing at a rapid rate, with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting half a million new nursing openings by the year 2022.

Nursing career pathways 

At HCA Healthcare, our nurses have many opportunities. Whether you want the flexibility to travel across the country to care for others, advance your career in your hometown or hone your leadership skills with a mentor, we offer programs to invest in you and help you chart your career path.

We also believe in lifelong learning, keeping skills fresh and priming talent to fill future leadership roles within the organization. HCA Healthcare encourages educational success by offering tuition reimbursement benefits. Colleagues can receive up to $5,250 in tax-free reimbursement each year for eligible higher education expenses (tuition, books and course-related fees), plus, education discounts from over 220 accredited schools.

HCA Healthcare Nursing is proud to introduce you to colleague Heather Stafford, assistant chief nursing officer (ACNO) at affiliate TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Stafford, a 15-year veteran with HCA Healthcare, shares her nursing journey beginning as a patient care technician (PCT) in the emergency room.

If you are looking to explore nursing career opportunities across the organization or are interested in developing your leadership skills, learn what makes HCA Healthcare Nursing the place to fulfill your calling by watching Heather’s video below.

Did you know?

  • One in every 50 nurses in America works at HCA Healthcare
  • More than 2,600 registered nurses obtained national certification in a specialty area through the HCA Healthcare voucher program
  • 1,111 charge nurses earned their charge nurse leadership certificate
  • 22 aspiring leaders graduated from our Director Development Program
  • 150 leaders graduated from our Leadership Institute Academy

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Connect with HCA Healthcare nurses, grow as a nurse and make an impact with your 94,000+ nursing colleagues today. To learn more, click here.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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