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Join Our Nationally Recognized Team

Join us in providing compassionate nursing care in a true team environment — and work alongside expert physicians and surgeons. At Avera, we provide nationally recognized care. We’re proud of the many awards and honors we’ve earned.

15 Top Health Systems in 2021 and 2019 by IBM Watson Health based on quality and patient satisfaction data

Awarded as a Level 10 organization in the Digital Health Most Wired Survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center earned a fifth consecutive Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence

Competitive Pay and Benefits

One week of paid-time off front-loaded for new hires
Student loan repayment program for select positions

  • $1000 cash payment to employees who refer someone from outside Avera to open positions
  • Employee discount program

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As a nurse, I give patients a voice. 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.

~ Amanda Brantl, Avera Orthopedic Registered Nurse

Brianna ICU nurse

New Nurse Begins Career During Pandemic

Brianna Erickson wanted to be an ICU nurse for the challenge, but she never imagined her first challenge would be caring for the sickest patients in a pandemic.

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Brianna Erickson ICU Nurse

Stronger Now Because of It: The Pandemic Journey of a First-Year Nurse

When you dive into a career like intensive care nursing, you expect it to be hard. But the reality for Brianna Erickson, RN, BSN, was spending the first year in her profession fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Opportunities Keep Growing and Expanding

More options than you can imagine – that’s the reality for those who earn degrees in nursing. The career possibilities for nurses just keep expanding and evolving.

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A Day in the Life at Avera: Registered Nurse Careers

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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