At Sanford Health, we are very proud of our exceptional and distinguished nursing staff and are excited to invite you to join our growing family. We hold ourselves to high standards and deliver compassionate care. As an integral part of Sanford Health System, our nurses are seen as equal players and collaborative partners, as they play an important part of planning the patient’s care and bringing them back to health.
Sanford Health employs more than 9,703 registered nurses who deliver care in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine. Our many Sanford Health Centers of Excellence include Sanford Cancer, Sanford Children’s, Sanford Heart, Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Sanford Women’s.
Sanford Health Nurse Residency Program
Sanford Health strives to help new nurses transition easier into a professional setting. New registered nurses automatically enroll in the Sanford Health Nurse Residency Program to get the personal and professional support they need in their new position. Watch our video about this evidence-based program.
Hear from Our Nurses
“Working at Sanford was a no-brainer. It is the largest hospital in the area and is expanding in every specialty.”
Nursing Inpatient Manager
“I come to work every day and am excited to see and interact with the people here. I am proud to call this my work family.”
RN Resource Pool
“It was a perfect situation at the right time. I knew that I could be flexible with my schedule and work with a great hospital.”
Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD and Sanford Bismarck in Bismarck, ND have received Magnet designation. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence and this credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. Research demonstrates that Magnet designation provides specific benefits such as improved patient outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and higher job satisfaction among nurses.
The DAISY Award recognizes the clinical expertise and compassionate, extraordinary care exhibited by nurses every day. As a proud DAISY Award Partner, Sanford Health’s nurses are recognized throughout the year. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and was founded by a family who lost their son at 33 to an auto-immune disease. They wanted to honor and celebrate nurses who provide extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care every day.
Every year during National Nurses Week Sanford Health celebrates the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern Nursing. During this time, each of Sanford’s regions celebrate Nursing with an Evening Reception and Recognition Event. Here we provide awards to all of our Nurses and supporting staff who provide exceptional care to our patients and their families. Nurses from each region are recognized for their outstanding demonstration of Sanford values.
Programs of Distinction
Sanford Health has had many specialties, services and programs achieve a unique designation. These Programs of Distinction have been recognized within a wide range of specialty areas throughout our footprint. A few of them include Stroke, Diabetes, Cardiac, Transplant, Health Care Home, Joint Replacements, Trauma Designation and Cancer Accreditation.
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