Nursing at Penn Medicine

Why Work at Penn Medicine?

Penn Medicine offers a professionally fulfilling, family-oriented nursing environment that combines exceptional leadership, state-of-the art technology and high-quality patient care. Nurses at Penn have the opportunity to work in one of the leading health care organizations in the world.

Nurses find a wealth of opportunity in all of Penn Medicine's unique facilities. Each of the entities within the health system possess their own distinct environment, but all share the same philosophy: a dedication to high-quality patient care and service, and advancing medicine through research and education.

Nurses Provide World-Class Care through Shared Governance

At Penn Medicine, nurses are given autonomy in decision-making that creates a positive impact on the quality of patient and family care. Nurses assume leadership roles enabling them to directly participate in decisions affecting their practice. Many of the best practices adopted by Penn hospitals are designed and implemented by the nursing staff. This shared governance allows nurses to assume full accountability for their practice, empowering them to initiate changes to improve the quality of patient care. The collaborative relationships nurses have with the physicians and entire care team creates a culture of excellence for patients, their families and the community to which they serve.

Professional and Educational Growth Opportunities for Nurses

Professional and educational growth opportunities are available to nurses looking to serve the community through a variety of rewarding career paths. In addition to working directly with patients, nurses have the opportunity to utilize their skills in other areas such as administrative leadership, research, quality improvement and clinical specialties. Nursing career opportunities are available that provide exposure to a complete spectrum of health care specialties. Extensive learning opportunities include mentoring, advanced education and the Clinical Advancement Recognition Program (CARP). Penn is committed to professional development in the workplace, providing an environment of continual improvement where nurses aspire to strive for excellence.

Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits for Nurses

Across Penn Medicine, a dedication to ongoing professional development is evident by the extensive list of benefits, including prepaid tuition assistance that is among the best in the region. Penn offers nurses competitive salaries, paid time off, retirement and much more. Learn more about Penn’s comprehensive nursing benefits package, healthy workforce initiatives and tuition assistance program on Penn Medicine’s Career Opportunities site.