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Why nursing at Ochsner Health?

Each new day, team members are provided opportunities to change and save lives. It's that dedicated commitment to putting our patients first that makes Ochsner nurses so exceptional.

Ochsner nurses have the opportunity to practice in multiple locations; in dozens of specialties and subspecialties; across every service line and every setting, all without ever leaving the health system! Each facility offers a unique working environment and experienced medical staff, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and technology for an enhanced nursing and learning experience.

Whether you are an experienced nurse or you are just embarking on your career journey, there's a place for you at Ochsner. With 47 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals, Ochsner offers a variety of opportunities to grow your career right here in our system.

Ochsner Nurse Annual Report

Nursing Annual Report 2021
Ochsner Nursing Annual Report 2021

Looking for more information about Ochsner Health nurses and their impact on patient care? Read the most current and past Ochsner Nursing Annual Reports. Gain valuable insights into the efforts and achievements of our nursing team. Ochsner celebrates the dedication, integrity and excellence of our nursing staff. See how nurses make a difference in their Ochsner communities!

Nursing Highlights at Ochsner Health
  • Professional Development Courses plus_icon minus_icon

    • Nurse Technician Honors Program
    • New Nurse and Ancillary Orientation
    • Nurse Residency Program
    • Preceptor Academy
    • Charge Nurse Academy
    • Mentor Academy
    • Emerging Nurse Leader Program
    • Writing Workshop Series for Nurses
    • Continuing Nursing Education Courses
    • Community Training Center Courses
    • Ochsner Learning Institute (OLI)
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    • Sign-on incentives available
    • New student loan assistance program
    • “Pay for performance” with merit-based pay increases
    • Free training and certifications through the American Heart Association
    • Tuition assistance
    • Clinical ladder program
    • Competitive differential rates for shift, weekend, charge, and preceptor
    • Paid time off and paid holidays
    • Certification bonus
    • Nursing education grant fund
  • In-House Agency plus_icon minus_icon

    Full-time, part-time or 12-week temporary assignments, Ochsner Health has a variety of opportunities available for nurses and allied health professionals looking for a change!

    The In-House Agency offers:

    • Temporary 12-week assignments; not to exceed 36-weeks
    • Registered nurse opportunities in all specialties
    • Day and night shift opportunities

    Learn more today!& In-House Agency

Nursing Career Development

Ochsner Health offers resources and training opportunities to student, new grad and experienced nurses.

ANCC Magnet Recognition

Magnet designated Ochsner Medical Center, located at 1514 Jefferson Highway, is committed to providing a work environment where nurses are empowered and equipped to provide every patient with expert care.

Ochsner Medical Center achieved the Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2003 and re-designated in 2008 and 2019. Fewer than one percent of hospitals in the nation  receive Magnet designation four consecutive times. This designation confirms that Ochsner is one of the best hospitals for nurses to practice their profession.

Testimonies from our team

Do you want to know what it's like being a registered nurse at Ochsner Health? Hear from some of our nurses below!

Megan Vizinat, RN
ER Nurse
Ochsner is help­ing shape the next phase of nurs­es. Every day in the ER is dif­fer­ent, and we need to be able to adapt and respond to sit­u­a­tions at a momen­t’s notice. Through Ochsner, I have attended…
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Shalan Randolph, MBA, MSN, APRN & RNP
System Director of Employee Health
I love Ochsner and my growth at this orga­ni­za­tion! I start­ed as a med­ical assis­tant (while in nurs­ing school) and grew my career from a reg­is­tered nurse, clin­i­cal nurse prac­ti­tion­er, advance…
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Alaina Brown, RN
Registered Nurse
Hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to impact lives dai­ly through my actions, is most reward­ing for me. I take pride in what I do with each patient encounter. It gives me sat­is­fac­tion when patients say, thank…
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Heather Rouyer, BSN, RN, CCRN
Operations Coordinator, Cardiac-Medical ICU
My pas­sion for nurs­ing is crit­i­cal care edu­ca­tion, resus­ci­ta­tion train­ing, and grow­ing new grad­u­ate nurs­es. I have real­ly enjoyed edu­cat­ing oth­ers over the years with the knowl­edge that I have…
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