NURSING

Mission: Provide safe, compassionate, patient-centered care.
Vision: To be recognized in nursing excellence through quality, teamwork, safety, and service.
Values: Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Accountability, Equality, Safety, Compassion

Pathways to a Nursing

Student Nurse
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The student nurse must be enrolled and in good standing in an accredited Associated Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate Professional Nursing Program. They must have completed a minimum of one year of clinical experience within an academic nursing program, and specific educational courses and clinical experience. 
Nursing Apprentice
A Nurse Apprentice is enrolled in a pre-licensure registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) nursing program. Nurse Apprentices work in our health care facilities providing care under a nurse mentor. Huntsville Hospital partners with local nursing schools:

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  • University of Alabama in Huntsville: uah.edu 
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​​​​​​​Come work for us. Here's why.

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Bedside RNs
Various nursing agreement options
Starting pay ranges from $25 to $41 per hour (may vary in specialty areas). Increased hourly rate and earning opportunities with stacked agreements.
2-year commitment: Weekend agreements or night
    $10,000 sign-on bonus over 2 years

2-year commitment: Day shift
    $7,500 sign-on bonus over 2 years

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Relocation bonus (if applicable)

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New RN graduates: Additional $1 to base pay rate after third year of experience
LPNs
Various nursing agreement options

Starting pay ranges from $18 to $31.50 per hour.
Increased hourly rate and earning opportunities with stacked agreements.

2-year commitment: Weekend agreements or night
    $10,000 sign-on bonus over 2 years

2-year commitment: Day shift
    $7,500 sign-on bonus over 2 years

AND
  • Relocation bonus (if applicable)
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  • New LPN graduates: Additional $0.50 to base pay rate after first and second year of experience

Our Service Lines

Emergency Care & Trauma
Cardiovascular
Hospice
Madison Hospital
Medical/Oncology Services
Operating Room Services
Physician Network/Clinics
Surgical Services (Post Surgery)
Women & Children

Benefits to join our team

Tuition Assistance
Huntsville Hospital is a qualifying employer for the federally administered Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Earn While you Learn
Transform your classroom experiences into paid, on-the-job training. We provide orientation and coaching to help nursing students succeed as they transition, through all phases of education, to professional practice. Put your education to work with us!
Education & Training
Huntsville Hospital provides year-round continuing education, recertification and leadership training opportunities in multiple locations. These include Corporate University (The Dowdle Center) on the Huntsville campus, and the Huntsville Hospital Training Center near the new Trash Pandas stadium.
Nurse Residency Program

We offer a 12-month Nurse Residency Program to strengthen your transition from student to professional practice:

  • A team of RN educators and coaches supports you from day one on your unit
  • Monthly interactive classes on topics proven to strengthen your skills with tools to gather your input and feedback
  • Continuing Education credit for license renewal
  • Documented completion of the Nurse Residency Program allows direct advancement to Clinical Ladder II opportunities
  • Opportunities to network with your peers and develop strong interpersonal relationships
Shared Governance

The Shared Governance model for nursing provides structure for staff directly involved in patient care to work collaboratively to influence and make decisions regarding clinical practice. It is an opportunity for your voice to be heard to improve care within our hospital:

  • Unit councils meet monthly to discuss successes and complications to foster team-centered problem solving
  • Unit council leadership presents their unit’s ideas to a hospital-wide council
  • The hospital-wide council effects change to improve health care practices for our patients and families
Clinical Recognition
Our Clinical Recognition programs encourage and thank our exceptional caring, safe and kind nurses. The various recognition programs are celebrated on a regular basis and culminate in a Nurse of the Year award or Care Champion award. The Clinical Ladder program is a point-based leadership recognition program that provides financial recognition to eligible RNs & LPNs.