As a four-time ANCC Magnet® Organization, Goshen Hospital is attracting top talent to fill a number of open nursing and scrub tech opportunities. Our unique culture gives our nurses a powerful voice to directly influence the high caliber care we deliver to our patients. As a Goshen Hospital Colleague, you'll be surrounded by professional caregivers who share your high standards for care and passion for excellence. Plus you will enjoy the confidence of a stable work environment - Goshen Health has not experienced lay-offs in more than 20 years.

If you’re feeling the pull of professional growth, personal satisfaction and financial rewards, then maybe you’re ready to join the Goshen Health team.

Goshen Health - All for Nursing

Every day, our nurses change lives

They develop special connections not only with patients but also with the families. And they bring a level of compassionate care that makes a difference in the lives of every patient in their care. It's this caring attitude toward every patient we touch that makes our nursing care unlike anywhere else.

Our nurses continually receive the highest level of training in their specialty or care unit. Whether they focus on emergency or critical care, surgery or mothers and their newborns, our nurses are inspired every day to provide exceptional services to our patients.

Next steps toward a nursing career

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  • Mission and Vision

    Nursing mission and values

    Nursing mission

    To foster healing relationships that promote health and wellness through innovative, exemplary nursing practice across the care continuum.

    • Compassion – a caring attitude toward each patient we touch.
    • Accountability – providing safe, high quality care to all patients.
    • Respect – valuing the dignity and contribution of each individual and the communities we serve.
    • Excellence – exceeding the expectations of our customers by committing to quality and value in every aspect of our work.

    Nursing vision

    Professional Nursing at Goshen Health is nationally acclaimed for innovative, outstanding, scholarly nursing practice that is grounded in our values..

    Our Nurses strive to:

    • Be the exceptional provider of nursing services in northern Indiana.
    • Be the catalyst for relationship-based care that focuses on quality outcomes.
    • Enhance the culture that attracts and retains excellent nursing Colleagues.
    • Provide an environment that encourages individual professional growth.
    • Develop the next generation of nurses and nurse leaders.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Magnet Status

    Magnet® designation recognizes exceptional nursing practice

    The Magnet Recognition Program® designates healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence, quality patient care and innovations in professional nursing practice. Magnet designation exemplifies an ongoing commitment to excellence in nursing care. Goshen Hospital received Magnet designation for the first time in 2004 and achieved re-designation in 2009, 2014 and 2019.

    Status as a Magnet recognized organization benefits the entire Goshen Health system and assures patients, families and the community of the highest quality care. For patients and families, Magnet designation means:

    • Improved care across the continuum
    • Improved patient outcomes
    • High-quality nursing care
    • Reduced risk of hospital-related complications
    • High levels of patient and family satisfaction
    • Nursing staff dedicated to ongoing professional development through advanced education and certifications

    Magnet designation shows that our environment at Goshen Health promotes excellence in professional nursing practice. Excellent practice requires collaboration across disciplines, ongoing support at all levels and involvement of all Colleagues across the organization. For our Colleagues, Magnet designation means:

    • Collaboration among all members of the healthcare team
    • An environment that supports ongoing professional development
    • High levels of Colleague satisfaction
    • Low turnover rates
    • A culture of empowerment and innovation
    • Advancement of nursing practice by creating a spirit of inquiry, using evidence and research to drive changes in practice

    Empowering our Colleagues

    Goshen nurses are talented, dedicated professionals committed to their patients and families, the community and each other as fellow Colleagues. Our Nursing Professional Practice Model and commitment to Relationship-Based Care support interprofessional collaboration to foster healing relationships that promote health and wellness. Nurses embody the organizational core values of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence and live them daily as they strive to achieve their personal and professional mission.

    Our nurses know that we hear and value their ideas. Our unique TUL (The Uncommon Leader) culture and nursing professional governance structure empower nurses at Goshen to lead change and advance practice. Our nursing professional governance councils, including our Unit Practice Councils (UPCs), provide nurses the opportunity to use their knowledge and expertise to advance practice and improve quality of care.

    UPCs are unit-based nursing committees that are integral to nursing professional governance at Goshen Hospital. Clinical nurses in UPCs lead initiatives based on data to improve patient safety, quality outcomes, and the work environment. Nurses in our core professional governance councils work together to positively impact quality, safety, and coordination of care across the continuum.

    Our unique TUL culture encourages all Colleagues to implement ideas and lead change with the goal of exceeding best practices. Every Colleague is considered a leader and has the ability to make changes to his or her practice area by submitting ideas. At Goshen Health, your ideas matter, and we are listening.

    The history of the Magnet Recognition Program®

    During the nursing shortage of the early 1970s and 1980s, the American Academy of Nursing established a Task Force on Nursing Practice in hospitals. This task force conducted a study of the organizational factors at various hospitals, focusing on those hospitals that were able to maintain a competent nurse workforce during this shortage. The task force wanted to identify and describe characteristics that created an environment that attracted and retained well-qualified nurses who promoted quality patient, resident or client care.

    The characteristics that distinguished “Magnet” organizations from others during the study remain as important attributes that promote excellence in nursing. Magnet organizations are required to provide examples showing that each of the Magnet standards of excellence are met and the characteristics that attract and retain nurses are present.

    Magnet Attraction

    As a four-time ANCC Magnet® Organization, Goshen Hospital is attracting top talent to fill a number of open nursing and scrub tech opportunities. Our unique culture gives our nurses a powerful voice to directly influence the high caliber care we deliver to our patients. As a Goshen Hospital Colleague, you’ll be surrounded by professional caregivers who share your high standards for care and passion for excellence. Plus you will enjoy the confidence of a stable work environment – Goshen Health has not experienced lay-offs in more than 20 years.

    If you’re feeling the pull of professional growth, personal satisfaction and financial rewards, then maybe you’re ready to join the Goshen Health team.

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    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Nursing Research

    Clinical nursing research

    Clinical nursing research adds to the body of nursing knowledge and provides current evidence to improve care. Nurses at Goshen Health conduct original nursing research, increasing knowledge and enabling the development of best practices based on scientific evidence. Our nursing team leads and participates in nursing research to increase the quality of nursing within our hospital and beyond.

    Nursing research vision

    Our nursing vision is to be nationally acclaimed for innovative, outstanding, scholarly nursing practice that is grounded in our values. Nursing research efforts build upon the Goshen Health mission of providing innovative, outstanding care and services, through exceptional people doing exceptional work.

    Evidence-based nursing practice

    Our Nursing Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) is part of our nursing professional governance structure. NRAC serves to infuse a spirit of inquiry and engage all nursing Colleagues in the integration of evidence-based practice into the foundation of nursing care. Members of the committee serve as a scholarly resource for evidence-based practice, innovation and research.

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) provides our patients and families with the most current nursing interventions. The goal of EBP in nursing is to promote improved interventions, care and patient outcomes. Many of our best practices originate with a single nurse, collaboration with Colleagues and dedication to see a concept through. Our registered nurses lead and participate in evidence-based practice projects as a continuous part of their professional development.

    Learn more about our nursing team and the unparalleled level of care provided at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Professional Development

    Professional development for nurses

    We believe in the professional potential and personal wellness of each nurse by supporting life-long learning through certification, education and professional development opportunities. Nurses can take full advantage of our ongoing in-services, leadership development and continuing education programs. Goshen Hospital is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education through the American Nursing Credentialing Center, allowing nurses to earn nursing contact hours at no cost.

    Certification and degree advancement

    Certification demonstrates advanced knowledge and expertise. As a Magnet designated organization, we encourage and support achieving specialty certifications and pay for the certification exam. We recognize certified nurses for their accomplishment on certified nurse’s day. For nurses whose goals include an advanced nursing degree, our tuition assistance benefit helps nurses pursue their professional goals.

    Philosophy of education

    Theories of teaching and adult learning are an essential part of educational offerings. We recognize that each learner is an adult with unique needs, values, beliefs, experiences and educational backgrounds. We believe that learning occurs when the learner recognizes educational experiences as meaningful and directed toward attainable goals. Our Colleague Education Department is committed to providing a variety of learning experiences to meet the needs of the learner.

    Educational opportunities

    A comprehensive offering of educational resources is available through Goshen Hospital to advance professional development. In addition to live classes, we offer computer based learning and have a new simulation lab. Our simulation lab includes a high fidelity mannequin designed for realistic clinical scenarios. Simulation promotes skill acquisition, enhances teamwork and improves communication. Individuals and teams can learn in a safe, controlled environment away from the clinical setting with a goal of increasing patient safety.

    Registered nurse orientation

    At Goshen Hospital, each Colleague’s orientation is tailored according to individual needs and previous life experiences. In the first week of employment, all new nurses attend a combination of general and nursing orientation. A comprehensive computer training course helps nurses learn charting in the patient record. Each new nurse is paired with a preceptor to complete the orientation process in their department of hire.

    • RN residency program for newly licensed nurses

    As a newly licensed nurse at Goshen Hospital, you will receive mentoring from an experienced nurse, build relationships with peers and participate in engaging learning experiences in a supportive environment.

    • Student nurse opportunities

    For nursing students, we offer paid opportunities that build on your class work and develop your hands-on abilities. In many cases, these positions lead to employment here once you have earned your degree.

    Summer Patient Care Extern Program
    Goshen Hospital's Patient Care Extern Program is offered during the summer for nursing students entering their senior year. This program offers nursing students the opportunity to enhance their skills as they prepare to become Registered Nurses. Patient care externs work with a designated RN preceptor during the program. In addition, the patient care externs are given the option to shadow in other departments, for example, spending a day in the Cardiovascular Lab, ICU or the operating room.

    Local nursing colleges and programs

    Area nursing colleges allow our RN Colleagues to conveniently apply tuition reimbursement benefits in order to realize their most ambitious academic aspirations.

    • Goshen College, Goshen
    • Bethel College, Mishawaka
    • Indiana University South Bend, South Bend

     

  • Nursing Testimonials

    Nursing testimonials

    Our Colleagues are excited and proud to be part of the Goshen Hospital nursing team. We share a common goal of providing exceptional care that meets or exceeds our patients’ needs and expectations by focusing on our values of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in all we do. Our nurses work in an environment that advances nursing practice and promotes professional and personal growth.

    Our Colleagues tell in their own words why Goshen Hospital is a Magnet® designated organization as well as how they feel empowered to provide superior patient care.

    Empowered to make a difference
    Hilary Arroyo, RN, Colleague Education
    “At Goshen Health you will find an exceptional culture that sets us apart. Nurses are equipped with the resources to truly make a difference in the lives of those we serve."

    Magnet: Achieving excellence
    Tracy Carlstrom, RN, Colleague Education
    “Excellence of serving patients well encompasses multiple hands stretching across silos. At Goshen Health we collaborate as a team to listen and respond to the patient’s needs first.”

    Professional opportunities
    Heidi Stoffel, RN, Oncology
    “Leadership is supportive of professional growth and has helped to develop me as a professional nurse”

    Advanced treatment and technology
    Evelyn Tobias, RN, Heart & Vascular
    “A team of knowledgeable caring colleagues along with advanced technologies help me excel as a nurse and provide high quality patient care."

    Learn more about Magnet Status of our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • VIZIENT/AACN Nurse Residency Program

    VIZIENT/AACN Nurse Residency Program™

    Goshen Health is proud to offer a program to help newly licensed nurses successfully transition into clinical practice.



    At Goshen Health, we care about you and are committed to empower you to successfully navigate your professional nursing journey. We have partnered with the Vizient/ AACN Nurse Residency Program and are proud to provide resources to help our new nurses gain confidence and increase competence during this 12-month program. Your well-being as a new nurse is enhanced through hands on training and processing clinical experiences.

    As a newly licensed nurse at Goshen Hospital, you will receive mentoring from an experienced nurse, build relationships with peers and participate in engaging learning experiences in a supportive environment. The interactive sessions using evidence-based curriculum will increase your ability to:

    • Use effective decision-making skills
    • Provide clinical nursing leadership when administering care
    • Incorporate research-based evidence into practice
    • Strengthen professional commitment to nursing
    • Formulate an individualized professional development plan

    There is no separate application to the AACN/ Vizient Nurse Residency Program. Every newly licensed RN with less than one-year experience will be enrolled based on hire date. We look forward to providing you the support and encouragement you need as you transition into the nurse you have always wanted to be.

    To apply for a Nursing Career at Goshen Health, please visit: HR Application website.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team, call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

Nursing Specialties and Units

Our nurses work in an atmosphere that promotes professional practice and personal growth. Each person is respected and expected to provide exceptional care. Our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence (CARE) provide the framework for our actions and goals. We use our individual skills to build teams that provide outstanding outcomes for our patients.

Here are some tips and strategies for effective interviewing from preparation through delivery.

  • Emergency care

    Nurses in our Emergency Department (ED) are professionally challenged every day. In this critical care area, RNs practice advanced clinical skills within a team-approach model of care. We pride ourselves on our excellent nurse-to-patient ratio.

    Extensive sets of competencies are validated each year. Each nursing Colleague maintains certifications that include:

    • Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

    Many nursing Colleagues also maintain certifications in the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum and Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course.

    Education time and support are provided to acquire advanced certifications.

    The Certified Emergency Nurse designation recognizes an ED nurse as having expertise in this specialty nursing field. Progress toward this designation is provided through ongoing education and study materials available in the ED. Certified Emergency Nurse RNs also participate in education programs offered through the ED, as well as attend additional education opportunities to maintain their advanced clinical skills.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Critical care

    Intensive Care Unit

    The Intensive Care Unit environment is ideal for nurses who enjoy the challenges of providing specialized care for critically ill patients in collaboration with the hospital intensivist, internists and other members of the interdisciplinary team. The expanded and remodeled unit provides a family-friendly atmosphere coupled with the latest technological advancements.

    Evidence-based practice is the foundation of our patient-centered care. Nurses in the unit receive individualized orientation and training for skills vital to the intensive care setting, including hemodynamic monitoring, arrhythmia detection, ventilator management and patients with intra-aortic balloon pumps.

    Nurses complete the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Essentials of Critical Care Orientation, which is a computerized orientation program in congruence with monthly advanced critical care classes. Nurses are required to obtain and then maintain ACLS certification. Continuing education is a focal point of our proficiency training. In addition, certification by the AACN is promoted and encouraged. A yearly bonus is given to those who maintain their certification.

    Progressive Care Unit

    The Progressive Care Unit is ideal for nurses who are interested in working in the telemetry unit environment care for patients with acute and chronic coronary conditions, post-cardiac catheterizations, arrhythmias, and acute and chronic respiratory conditions. Nurses provide care in collaboration with healthcare specialists, utilizing evidence-based practice as the foundation of our patient-centered focus. Nurses in the unit receive individualized orientation and training, including an arrhythmia course.

    Nurses complete the AACN Essentials of Critical Care Orientation, which is a computerized orientation program in congruence with monthly advanced critical care classes.

    Nurses are required to obtain and maintain ACLS certification. Continuing education of our staff is a focal point of our proficiency training. In addition, certification by the AACN is promoted and encouraged. A yearly bonus is given to those who maintain their certification.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Surgical

    Few specialties rival surgery for its energy, fast pace and variety. Whether you arrive with years of experience or a new degree, count on our thorough orientation to make you feel part of the team. We use evidence-based practice to enhance patient safety and drive quality outcomes. Steeped in a tradition of innovation, we initiate better ways to deliver patient-centered care.

    Certification by the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses or by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses is promoted and encouraged. A yearly bonus is given to those who maintain their certification.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Interventional

    The Cardiovascular Labs (Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional Radiology, Electrophysiology, and Hybrid OR) provide nurses with the opportunity to develop and incorporate advanced clinical skills and critical thinking in a close collaborative practice with cardiologists, interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, electrophysiologists and vascular surgeons. The team approach to the delivery of cardiovascular services allows the RN to participate in the patient care process from pre-procedure, peri-procedure and the post-procedure phases. The RN functions in the roles of circulating, scrubbing and physiologic monitoring. All RNs are thoroughly oriented and precepted in these roles to assure clinical competency and patient safety.

    RNs are required to maintain Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. The certification of Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist can be obtained and is encouraged; although RNs with a bachelor of sciences in nursing degree are the preferred standard as a Magnet Hospital. Procedures in the CVL include:

    • Cardiac – diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, percutaneous coronary interventions, elective cardioversions and transesophageal echocardiograms and permanent pacemaker implantations)
    • Vascular – arterial and venous angiography, percutaneous and open peripheral balloon angioplasty/stenting, complex peripheral arterial bypass grafting and endovascular aortic repair
    • Interventional radiology – complex endovascular arterial, venous, and visceral angiograms and interventions, subcutaneous ports, intravascular filters, biliary/nephrostomy tubes/stents
    • Electrophysiology – complex arrhythmia mapping, recording, testing, ablations, cardiac defibrillator implantations and gastroenterology (endoscopic gastric diagnostic tests and interventions)

    The RNs in Cardiovascular Services are multifunctional. Their skills include monitoring patients in the cardiac stress labs/cardiac PET/CT, MRI and CT sedations and other cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional procedures.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Obstetric Nursing

    The world of obstetric nursing is exhilarating and challenging. It is ideal for the nurse who likes the intensity of managing high-risk situations, as well as the satisfaction of supporting the natural process of childbirth. The obstetric nurse must be keenly aware of what is normal and know that observation and support is sometimes all that is needed.

    Obstetric nurses are cross-trained to care for laboring, postpartum and newborn patients and provide physical, emotional and educational support for women and their families. Nurses have many options available to tailor the labor and delivery experience according to the needs of each family. Low intervention initiatives, as well as high intervention procedures may be a part of a typical day. Excellent communication skills and teamwork are essential as the obstetric nurse collaborates with a broad spectrum of providers, including family practice, anesthesiologists, obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, pediatricians and ancillary units to achieve excellent patient outcomes.

    Obstetric nurses are required to obtain and maintain competencies in NRP, STABLE, CPR and AWHONN fetal monitoring. Certification by the NCC in inpatient obstetrics is promoted and encouraged. A yearly bonus is given to those who maintain their certification.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Medical and surgical

    If you are looking for variety, our medical/surgical specialty unit includes both medical and general surgery patients. This unit greatly value assessment skills of the staff.

    Medical/surgical units are a specialty themselves. Common medical diagnoses include COPD, CHF, diabetes, hypertension and CVA. We work closely with surgeons, internal medicine and family medicine physicians. Good working relationships with ancillary departments, such as physical and respiratory therapy, lab, discharge planning and social services, are also important.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Oncology

    Nurses who value a culture where the patient and family benefit from a holistic model of care delivery find great satisfaction working at Goshen Center for Cancer Care or on the Oncology Unit at Goshen Hospital. The Oncology RN directs care by incorporating all disciplines in the planning of individualized care that addresses any physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

    Nurses are constantly challenged to learn new treatment modalities and advance their skills as new cancer treatments are introduced. RNs deliver care to patients who are often critically ill with multi-system issues. Evidence-based practice drives our resolve to enhance patient safety and outcomes. Innovative nursing practice is not only encouraged, but expected.

    Certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation is promoted and encouraged, with many of the current RN Colleagues holding certifications. A yearly bonus is given to those who maintain their certification.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Home care

    The Home Care Department is ideal for nurses who enjoy independent, team-centered nursing in a variety of nursing areas, including skilled home care, wound care, medication management for new diagnosis, IV and eternal therapy, and telehealth services. A modified version of primary nursing is used as a method to deliver care. Patients are assigned to a primary RN, who is responsible to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the patent’s care, including coordinating care with other community agencies. It is always a challenge to meet patient needs and expectations while still maintaining the high quality of care the community has come to expect from Goshen Health.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

  • Hospice

    Hospice is for nurses who enjoy the challenges of providing palliative interdisciplinary care for terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Knowledge and comfort in working in a diverse cultural environment is a must when working with families of differing socio-economic levels. Hospice nurses teach caregivers the skills and provide information needed to support caregivers in end-of-life care.

    Hospice nurses work as primary case managers along with social workers, chaplains, home health aides, and volunteers. Care is provided in a variety of residential settings, including single dwelling homes, apartments, extended care facilities and assisted living facilities. The nurses also collaborate and coordinate care with nurses from Goshen Hospital nursing units for those patients who need the acute inpatient and respite level of care.

    Hospice nurses receive individualized orientation, training and ongoing education for skills in assessment and interventions for the palliation of symptoms in diverse cultural settings. Nurses are encouraged to obtain certification for Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing.

    Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.