You Make The
Difference

Our nurses are vital to our success and provide exceptional patient care. Their skills and compassion take a leading role in our health system. We're an academic hospital with the most current research and distinguished faculty. When you join UC San Diego Health you’re empowered to take your talents to the next level and make a difference. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced Nurse, find a rewarding career as an LVN, RN or Advanced Practice Nurse. Experience why we are One Place for Life-Changing Opportunities!

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We are honored to be a Magnet designated hospital system since 2011 and we have over 2,500 nurses who make it all possible.

Core Values

Our core values guide our best in class nursing team to provide exceptional patient care and cultivate a collaborative culture.

New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program

The New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. This program is multi-faceted and designed to support our New Grads with a comprehensive transition-to-practice experience through enhanced clinical learning, patient simulation activities, hands-on skill training and so much more! There are seven, 4-hour classes held over a six month period and are facilitated by our incredible NRP Nurse Residency Program (NRP) dream team.

We hire new graduate nurses three times a year.

  • November – December for programs starting in February
  • April – May for programs starting in July
  • July – August for programs starting in October
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