Elevate Your Career with Us

If you're looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful impact and grow in your nursing career, consider joining the largest employer in the Dakotas and one of the largest health systems in the United States. We have a growing number of regional medical centers that fly the Magnet Designation flag with pride, as we deliver care in more than 80 specialty areas of care.

We are proud of our exceptional and distinguished nursing staff and 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. We are excited to invite you to join our growing family.

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There are many areas of growth which nurses can use to prepare themselves for career advancement, while remaining in their role within their department. There are a variety of councils, teams, and committees that you can explore the possibility of joining. Many of these are made up of other staff who share a common interest solving the concerns, or challenges associated with a variety of health care related topics.

Nursing Senate - available in Fargo ND, Bismarck ND, and Sioux Falls SD, the Nursing Senate provides an overarching framework for the nurses to have the authority and autonomy to make nursing practice decisions while accountable for nursing practice delivery. Through transformational and adaptive leadership efforts, we strive to ensure participative decision-making, enhance and nurture a positive work place, provide effective communication, and foster practice innovation.

Care Council - available in Bemidji MN, the Care Council provides frontline nursing staff the ability to participate in communication, collaboration, discussion, as well as the ability to help develop, implement, and evaluate practice standards and guidelines in a healthy work environment, in accordance with regulatory requirements, evidence based practice, and professional organizations.

Another possibility for group membership could come with being a part of a regional team or council that focuses on an identified problem or concern. Doing this gives you an opportunity to work with a variety of staff from different disciplines in your region, all of whom share a passion for a given issue associated with health care. Examples include pain committee, resuscitation committee, skin team, IV team, performance improvement, etc.

If you’re looking for growth opportunities, attaining nursing certification is great opportunity to continue to develop as a professional. Becoming nationally certified is a personal demonstration of professionalism. It takes personal dedication and persistence to achieve and maintain a certification, affirming advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing.

Sanford is committed to assisting employee nurses with achieving their national certification by providing preparation courses, as well as assisting with costs associated for the initial certification and recertification. Sanford understands that nurses across our organization contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. Every March, Sanford recognizes our nurses that have committed to advancing their knowledge and skill through certification.

Staff can reach out to their leadership or to the LEAD department for more information on certification. We have a full list of over 350 national certifications that employees can access on Inside Sanford. Join Sanford today and get certified!

At Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society we are continually looking for nurses to work in key leadership roles. Nurse leaders shape the future at Sanford Health by fostering staff development, applying evidence based practice, identifying and implementing improvements and using clinical expertise to enhance patient, resident, and staff experience.

We have a growing number of regional medical centers that fly the Magnet Designation flag with pride. Leadership training is provided at all levels as well as mentoring, coaching and precepting opportunities.

Sanford Health

  • Director
  • Manager
  • Clinical Care Leader

Good Samaritan Society

  • Director of Nursing
  • Interim Director of Nursing
  • Supervisor

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How We Invest in Our Nurses

Competitive Compensation

We are committed to providing a fair and competitive total compensation program to support the growth of our organization and the attraction, followed by the retention, of talented nursing employees. Along with great pay, we also offer a variety of sign-on and referral incentives available to qualifying applicants.

Flexible Scheduling

With a growing variety of needs within the organization, Sanford is offering more flexible scheduling options than ever. Find a work schedule that's family-friendly and allows you to excel in your professional and personal life. Contact one of our recruiters today to learn about the exciting possibilities of elevating your career at Sanford.

Continuing Education

We're excited to offer a variety of in-person and virtual continuing education credits and educational offerings that cover many specialties. Many of these offerings are free of charge or at reduced costs for employees.

Total Rewards Package

Along with offering a comprehensive benefits package, we've developed a host of other programs tailored specifically to help our employees navigate their career growth, pursue educational growth, and enrich their well-being.