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Nurses at St. Jude do it all – from clinical care to research to information systems. As a St. Jude nurse, you’ll be immersed in a caring, patient-centered environment where you’ll feel good about what you do at the end of the day.

You’ll have access to state-of-the-art resources and equipment – as well as constant opportunities for education, learning and professional development.

St. Jude: A Magnet Hospital

Magnet Recognized, American Nurses Credentialing Center

St. Jude has received designated Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest honor granted to nursing services. Achieving Magnet status demonstrates that St. Jude has excellent patient care, safety and satisfaction; attracts and retains top nursing talent; and has a collaborative culture among its nursing staff.

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FreshRN Podcast

Morgan Melancon (director of Nursing Education and Professional Development) and Annabeth Davis (manager of Transition to Practice) were recently featured on the FreshRN podcast discussing oncology nursing at St. Jude. Listen below or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts.

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An Environment of Excellence

Three nurses posing on a walkway

Nurses at St. Jude are highly valued as expert members of the clinical team. We provide a supportive practice environment that promotes excellence as well as employee growth, retention and teamwork. Our employee satisfaction and nursing engagement scores exceed national benchmarks.

Research, innovation and creativity are prized. Our vision is to set the global standard for pediatric oncology nursing practice. To fulfill this vision, we aim to achieve the highest quality in patient care through evidence-based practice.

Other benefits include:

  • Low nurse-to-patient ratios in all units
  • Shared governance model
  • 10-12 week orientation with classroom and preceptorship
  • Excellent fringe benefits, including three weeks of paid vacation and unmatched insurance benefits
  • Excellent compensation program, including competitive salary, direct patient care differential and five-step clinical ladder advancement program
  • Non-rotating shifts and full-time weekend staffing option
  • Nursing research opportunities
  • Generous continuing education and ongoing professional development
  • Opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of pediatric patients and their families

Nurse Residency Program for New Grad Nurses

The St. Jude Nurse Residency Program supports newly graduated, bachelor’s-prepared registered nurses as they transition from student to professional nurse. The program works with early-career nurses to prepare them to lead the advancement of nursing care through innovation, expansion of evidence-based practice and the global sharing of knowledge. New grad nurses hired into the NRP are supported by a team of Nursing Professional Development Practitioners as they work through this critical transition period and adjust to the realities of the profession in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Find out more about the NRP or apply for an upcoming cohort.

Nursing Licensure

The use of a multi-state license in Tennessee began in July 2003 as a result of the Tennessee Licensure Compact that was enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly. Tennessee joined with multiple other states in this compact. Under certain circumstances, a nurse with a current license in one of those states may practice nursing in any of the other states without having to apply for a new license in that state.

For a list of participating states, visit


Why St. Jude for Your Clinical Career?

We love coming to work. And we think you will too.

Learn how our unique funding model, award-winning, collaborative environment and superb resources help you grow your career while providing the highest quality in patient care.

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Meet a St. Jude Nurse

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Spotlight on: Susan Strawn, RN

Nurse Susan Strawn shares why she loves working with our patients and families, and how the St. Jude mission inspired her to build a lifelong career with us.


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