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Be part of a nurse-driven culture that values your professional expertise and encourages autonomy and flexibility. Partner with exceptional physicians and support staff to provide world-class care. We are committed to creating an exceptional patient experience with the safest and best outcomes.
Nursing Career Paths
Across southeast and south central Michigan, Henry Ford nurses care for our friends, families and neighbors – in their homes, at our hospitals and from our outpatient practices and medical centers. Our nurses come from across Michigan and beyond to experience the supportive culture and opportunities for advancement Henry Ford Health provides.
No matter which nursing career path you choose, Henry Ford Health provides the opportunities, training and support you need to be successful.
While each of Henry Ford Health’s five hospitals has a unique personality, appearance and setting, (range of services) all five share the same deep connection and commitment to the communities they serve. We are united in our Shared Vision for Nursing: A culture of caring that supports health and wellness, where care is driven by compassion and delivered through evidence-based practice.
Discover more about the nursing experience at each of our hospitals:
- Henry Ford Hospital Nursing
- Henry Ford Jackson Hospital Nursing
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Nursing
- Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Nursing
- Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Nursing
Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Jackson Hospital have earned Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. All other Henry Ford Hospitals are on the journey to Magnet excellence.
Magnet-recognized organizations empower nurses to reach their true potential. When a healthcare organization earns Magnet status, it garners more than external prestige, it demonstrates to the world that it’s an organization that recognizes the invaluable potential of nurses to lead healthcare.
Ambulatory care provides a rewarding career alternative for nurses who prefer working in an outpatient setting, rather than a hospital. Henry Ford Health’s locations throughout southeast and south central Michigan offer a variety of opportunities for ambulatory care nursing.
Home Health Care Nursing
Henry Ford Home Health nurses provide one-on-one patient care and have the opportunity to expand their skills and professional experience. Flexible schedules allow nurses to enjoy independence and autonomy with the collaboration and support of their dedicated team members. According to a recent internal survey, more than 97% of our clinicians feel they are doing meaningful work and their leader cares about them.
The hospice setting allows you a more personal connection with patients and their families than is possible with most other nursing experiences. You have the satisfaction of knowing you help patients at the end of life live every day in the best way possible. Hospice care may be provided in the patients’ own homes, at a Henry Ford hospital or at Henry Ford Hospice Home in Jackson.
Henry Ford Health provides dialysis care through its Greenfield Health Systems division. Dialysis care gives nurses an opportunity to build one-on-one, long term relationships with patients who have kidney disease and kidney failure. Our nurses provide expert care from one of many Greenfield Health Systems outpatient locations and instruct patients on how to perform dialysis at home.
2022 Nursing Annual Report
Why Join the Henry Ford Health Nursing Team?
If you want to do meaningful work and be valued and supported for the important contribution you make, come and grow your nursing career with us.
“One of the things that distinguishes Henry Ford Health is the way we lead with our people. Our nurses have the opportunity to grow, be autonomous and really lean into caring for their patients. If you are looking for a career where you are truly valued, I invite you to consider Henry Ford Health."
– Eric Wallis, DNP, MSA, RN, Senior Vice President Patient Care, System Chief Nursing Officer
Experience Engagement, Caring and Belonging
“New nurses need to find a home where they are welcome. I am here because I want to share my knowledge with a new generation. I take an interest in every new nurse in the Emergency Department. I want them to have fun as well learn and become confident.”
– Gail VanStanton, BSN, RN, CEN, Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Working with supportive and caring team adds enjoyment to every workday. As a widely recognized leader in nursing culture, Henry Ford Health fosters mutual respect and partnership among our nursing team, physicians and other members of each patient’s care team. At every level of our organization, your expertise is respected and your input is encouraged and valued.
The Henry Ford Health team is passionate about connecting with patients and their family members and making each person feel seen and listened to. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values everyone who walks through our doors.
Advance and Thrive with Us
We encourage our nurses to take part in our shared governance. Each of our hospital units has a governance committee with peer-elected members who help set practices that drive their areas of specialty.
For specialties other than ambulatory nursing, our Professional Nurse Advancement Program (PNAP) helps you achieve your professional goals and serves as a ladder for growth throughout your career.
Never Stop Learning
As a Henry Ford Health nurse, you will thrive in a continuous learning environment. We encourage continuing education beyond what is needed to keep your certification, and tuition assistance is available. You’ll be able to choose from our flexible schedule of on-site classes, workshops and conferences that cover such topics as:
- Critical care
- Nursing leadership
- Preceptor development
As we encourage experienced nurses to continue their professional development, we are also developing the next generation of nurses. New nurses can confidently transition into clinical nursing practice through our 12-month Nurse Residency Program. This allows them to experience different areas of care, so they can find their passion as they develop key nursing skills.
Through our Nurse Extern Program, nursing students gain experience by working in the hospital environment during the school year or over summer break.
Elevate Patient Care and Outcomes
Evidence-based practice is the best nursing can give to its patients and families and the communities we serve. As a staff nurse working around the clock and the calendar, you are in the perfect position to evaluate patient care and outcomes and ask the right questions that are necessary to making improvements.
By asking questions and seeking answers through the nursing research process, you can add to the body of scientific nursing knowledge and improve nursing practice and patient care.