NURSING CAREERS

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Nurses at St. Elizabeth are always right here for our patients, their families and the community, providing comprehensive and compassionate care each and every day. That’s why we have such a strong commitment to providing the right setting, resources and career advancement potential to reward their excellence. Our support of our nurses comes from the top down, through actions and not just words. We invite you to learn about the many ways we are dedicated to your growth and satisfaction.

Nursing careers at St. Elizabeth Healthcare

We’re recognized for the right reasons.

We were the first health system in the area to attain Magnet™ designation, the first in the area to have a certified residency and the only organization to have our own building for training and education, with a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. You’ll find our teams have been recognized by national organizations in many different areas:

  • All of our hospitals have achieved Magnet™ designation.
  • St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas ICU and St. Elizabeth Edgewood MICU and SICU have received the Beacon Award for Excellence.
  • St. Elizabeth Edgewood Operating Room and St. Elizabeth Crestview Hills Surgery Center have received designation as CNOR® Strong from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).
  • St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Emergency Department was honored as a recipient of the Lantern Award.
St. Elizabeth nursing accolades and awards
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There are so many ways
for nurses to thrive with us.

Nurse Residency Transition Program
Our Nurse Residency Transition Program, accredited by the ANCC, is for any new graduate nurse with less than one year of nursing experience. Designed to assist you in transitioning from student to professional nurse, this program provides education, support and follow-up during your first year of employment.

It is designed to improve confidence, competence, critical thinking, prioritization, communication and leadership. Our curriculum incorporates multiple teaching strategies, including didactic, skills stations, simulation and unit-based clinical experience with an education specialist, as well as an assigned unit preceptor.

In order to be considered, you need to apply online for an open nursing position. We’ll review your application and determine the appropriate next steps. For further information, please contact: recruiting@stelizabeth.com.
Shared Governance
St. Elizabeth shared governance and unit-based nursing councils
St. Elizabeth’s shared leadership structure is based on the councilor model with unit-based councils at the core. They are encircled by increasing levels of engagement at all levels of nursing, with division and system-wide councils representing nurses in all specialties. Final decision-making rests with Nursing Leadership, in conjunction with clinical nurse representation.
Professional Practice Model

Our professional practice model, the Dynamic Caring Model, defines and guides autonomous nursing practice and patient care delivery in all settings and at all levels. This multidimensional model places the nurse/patient/family relationship at its core and merges holistic care, quality and human compassion to support the paradigm.
Clinical Ladder
Our Clinical Ladder program recognizes and rewards professional development of nursing experience, from novice to expert, while retaining nursing expertise at the bedside and enhancing quality care.
Nursing Fellowships
We offer multiple nursing fellowships for those seeking advanced clinical experience, tailored to specific interests and learning needs.

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse Fellowship for both new and experienced RNs.
  • Perioperative Nurse Fellowship for both new graduate and experienced RNs.
  • Emergency Department Nurse Fellowship for both new graduate and experienced RNs.
  • Endoscopy Nurse Fellowship for RNs with at least one year of acute care experience.
  • Research Fellowship for both new graduate and experienced RNs who are interested in conducting research and have a topic in mind.
Cohorts
These special programs are offered periodically to allow a group of nurses to begin and end their studies together, with the goal of completing either a BSN or MSN degree.
Certifications
We encourage our nurses to earn certifications and offer many programs to support your journey. In most cases, we cover the cost of the exam.

  • FailSafe for CMSRN or CCCTM credentials.
  • Success Pays™, which provides nurses two chances to pass ANCC-eligible certification exams.
  • CNOR Exam Take 2 program, which allows perioperative nurses to take the CNOR exam twice in a 12-month period.
  • Certification Value Program, which allows associates to sit for the CCRN, PCCN, CMC or CSC certifications for free.
  • St. Elizabeth’s Frontline Impact Program allows you to participate in Frontline Impact workshops and establish leadership skills.
  • Yes YOU Can! Voucher program for ER certifications that include CEN, CPEN and TCRN exams.
  • Test Assured, which provides vouchers for preanesthesia and postanesthesia nurses taking CPAN or CAPA certification exams.
  • ONCC FreeTake Program, for oncology nurses taking the OCN, AOCNP, CBCN, CPHON or BMTCN certification exams.
Tuition Reimbursement
All full- and part-time associates are eligible for tuition reimbursement after six months. Some of the degree programs for nurses we support include:
  • Onsite BSN program in conjunction with Mt. Saint Joseph.
  • Onsite MSN program in conjunction with Northern Kentucky.
  • CRNA program with Texas Wesleyan University.
Continuing Education
You can explore a variety of additional training:
  • Continuing education programs onsite.
  • Critical care and acute care training for nurses.
  • Management training.
  • NetLearning (computer-based) training.
  • “St. Elizabeth has provided me with countless opportunities to attain maximum professional growth. Education is big in this Magnet hospital. St. Elizabeth partners with accredited colleges in the Northern Kentucky area to offer educational cohorts to its employees, such as BSN, MSN and MBA.”

    - Sally, Registered Nurse

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare employee testimonial: Sally, Registered Nurse
  • “Our senior leadership has done a great job of really focusing on our pillars. We’re looking at the patient experience, we’re looking at quality. We want to be the best place to work and the best community partner, and everything we do drives for that.”

    - Rhonda, Director of System Acute Care Services

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare employee testimonial: Rhonda, Director of System Acute Care Services
  • “I like the management here. They’ve helped me grow as a nurse and get involved in other opportunities with St. Elizabeth, such as the clinical ladder or other groups. They are just really supportive. I feel like no matter where I go, I’m very included.”

    - Courtney, Float Pool Registered Nurse

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare employee testimonial: Courtney, Float Pool Registered Nurse
  • “I love my job. I love being part of someone’s story and helping moms bring their precious babies into this world. The birth of a child is so monumental; it’s an honor to be a part of that. I started out as a CNA and now I’m an RN. It’s a privilege to be a part of this team. ”

    - Monica, L&D Registered Nurse

  • “Our management team goes above and beyond to accommodate our hectic work-life schedules. They truly listen to our needs and care about each of us. Our work family is a close-knit group that takes care of each other. The St. Elizabeth culture is like nothing I've seen in a while.”

    - Kim, Cardiac Cath Lab Registered Nurse

St. Elizabeth community involvement opportunities for nurses St. Elizabeth community outreach initiatives for nurses St. Elizabeth nurses participate in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

You’ll take pride in giving back to our communities.

We believe that our mission, to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our community, begins with reaching out to improve the overall health of our community. Our nurses can get involved in many different initiatives:

  • The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Baby Steps program specializes in working with pregnant women and new mothers that used substances during their pregnancy.
  • The First Steps Early Intervention program provides services to children with developmental delays and their families from birth to age three.
  • The Domestic Options for Violent Emergencies (DOVE) program provides confidential examination and interview with a specially trained forensic nurse.
  • The Health Ministries and Faith Community Nursing program provides assistance to congregations so that they can nurture spiritual, physical and emotional health.
  • The St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit provides screenings, cardiovascular risk assessments and education at convenient locations.
  • The St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography Unit offers digital mammography screens and tomosynthesis (3-D mammograms) and education at convenient locations.
  • Many other free services, including blood pressure and health screenings, flu vaccinations, health counseling and more.