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New Grad Nursing at IU Health

New Grad Nursing at IU Health

At Indiana University Health and Riley Children’s Health, you can join an elite nursing team that supports each other while supporting you. We are now offering increased pay for bedside nurses and comprehensive benefits – plus tuition reimbursement, a residency program, ongoing mentorship, professional recognition and more. 

We offer a variety of opportunities to fit any stage of your nursing career. Nursing students can take advantage of learning opportunities during school, with a residency program upon graduation. Experienced nurses have access to a variety of personal and professional growth opportunities, including nursing-led research, the DAISY Award program, Nursing Grand Rounds and the Distinguished Nurse Excellence program.


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When you join the team at Indiana University Health or Riley Children's Health, you will have the opportunity to begin your career as a safety companion or start as an RN.

  1. Patient Safety Companion: As a non-licensed team member, Patient safety companions continuously observes patients to promote safety and prevention of injury. It is a great role for nursing students to gain exposure working in a hospital unit.
  2. Patient Care Assistant (PCA): PCAs support the patient care team. Job duties include provision of activities of daily living, mobility assistance and ensuring the patient's surroundings are clean and orderly. The PCA role is a great opportunity for nursing students to gain experience working in a hospital unit.
  3. Patient Care Internship (PCI): The patient care internship helps nursing students transition into a professional nursing role after graduation. Interns must be actively enrolled as a senior-level student in a nationally-accredited BSN nursing program. The internship includes a six-week intensive course in the summer between the junior and senior years of nursing school, which focuses on clinical judgment, organization and socialization skills, and additional training for a supportive role working directly with patients and professional staff at IU Health hospitals.
  4. Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program: We are committed to providing a comprehensive, personalized support system to new graduate nurses to help transition to the role of professional nurse. Alongside nursing orientation, all new graduate nurses in their first nursing role will have the opportunity to participate in a Nurse Residency Program called "Transition to IU Health Nursing Practice." The Nurse Residency Program provides socialization and support, enhances clinical judgment, and promotes professional development.
  5. Professional Nurse: Our professional nurses can take advantage of five distinct nursing pathways: clinical practice, clinical expert, education, leadership and research. IU Health nurses can customize their professional development by selecting opportunities to achieve their unique professional development goals.