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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

Avera has continuous opportunities and positions for nurses across our 300 plus locations in the Upper Midwest. We’re ever-growing and adding new locations across our system-wide area, such as our new world-class Avera on Louise Health Campus. This campus includes the 260,000-square foot Avera Specialty Hospital and attached medical offices in Sioux Falls, SD.

We’re excited to add nurses to Avera on Louise Health Campus opening in late 2019, with a special need for orthopedic registered nurses. Join us in providing compassionate nursing care in a true team environment—and work alongside expert physicians and surgeons. Browse open nursing positions at Avera today.

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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.

Join Us in Providing Nationally Recognized Care

Want to work for the best in health care? Join Avera’s team known for providing excellent care at our many locations across the Upper Midwest.

Based in Sioux Falls, SD, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center was the 36th hospital in the nation and the first in the Dakotas to achieve Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Avera McKennan has achieved this prestigious honor, awarding nursing excellence, since 2001.

As an entire health system, we’re proud to earn many awards and honors, and it’s our employees that make us who we are. Avera Health has been named one of the nation’s top 15 health systems by IBM Watson Health™. With over 18,000 employees and physicians, we proudly serve more than 100 communities—and we invite you to join us.

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.

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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