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Nursing Opportunities

If you’re interested in a hospital, clinic or long-term care nursing career, Avera offers a diverse selection of positions in more than 100 communities across the five-state region of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.

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Avera Needs Nurses Like You

Want to work for the best in health care? Join us in providing nationally recognized care at Avera.

As an entire health system, we’re proud of the many awards and honors we’ve earned, most recently for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center’s fifth consecutive Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

And it’s our employees that make us who we are.

Avera has continuous opportunities and positions for nurses across our 300-plus locations in the Upper Midwest. Join us in providing compassionate nursing care in a true team environment — and work alongside expert physicians and surgeons.

Avera Health has also been named one of the nation’s top 15 health systems by IBM Watson Health™. With more than 18,000 employees and physicians, we proudly serve more than 100 communities — and we invite you to join us.

Hear What an Avera Nurse Has to Say

Avera has a mission, and everyone seems true to the mission. There’s a sense of cohesiveness, everyone wants the best for each other, and it’s more like an extended family.

My coworkers and I get along well and do things outside work together. Coming to work every day at Avera, I’m still learning something new, even nine years into my nursing career. There’s never a dull day, and I love the variety of orthopedic patients I help.

I see patients improve their lives with same-day surgeries, and some may come back for follow-up surgery—I encounter something different all the time. As a nurse, I give patients a voice and best possible care—even when they’re not sure what to expect. The surgeons grow a respect for you as nurses, you’re their hands and eyes—they love to laugh and care about your personal life.

Avera delivers the compassionate care that I want to emulate as a nurse. The support my floor gives, with a Christian mentality, to be there for each other is what sets Avera apart. We take care of each other at Avera.

At the end of the day, you know you did so much for so many people in a 12 hour shift. Nurses truly care about their patients here, even before themselves. I don’t know that I’d ever leave my job; I’ve come to love it at Avera.

~ Amanda Brantl, Avera Orthopedic Registered Nurse

Watch Avera Nursing Team Videos

What is it like working at Avera? How do nurses feel about their positions? Watch the videos below to learn how Avera's nursing teams across the region find strong job satisfaction and opportunities for career growth as they live out the Avera mission each day.

Watch this video featuring our nursing team at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.

Watch this video featuring our nursing team at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls.

Watch this video featuring our nursing team from Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.

Thank You, Health Care Heroes

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Every day you put aside your stress and fears to give patients what they need in the moment.

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Hope, a comfortable space to heal, a shoulder to lean on.

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Your unending dedication to care for life is our beacon of hope through this pandemic.

Nursing Care that Impacts Patients & Communities

You’ll be equipped to deliver high quality care for the whole being – mind, body and spirit – in Avera’s patient-focused settings. You’ll also support and help educate individuals, families and communities about how to achieve and maintain optimal health.

Nursing Leadership & Development Opportunities

In addition to competitive pay and benefits, you may be able to take advantage of leadership and growth opportunities, ongoing education and tuition reimbursement and Nurse Residency and Nursing Professional Development Programs.

Magnet Recognition for Avera McKennan

Avera McKennan was given the 5th consecutive American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition. It is the highest designation that a healthcare organization can receive in regard to their nursing outcomes, performance, satisfaction.

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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