Nursing Careers at BayCare

Nursing isn’t just what you do, it’s who you are.

It takes a special kind of person to become a nurse. And we’re hoping that you’re one of those special people who would like to be a BayCare nurse.

Every day, our amazing nurses deliver a level of excellence and compassion that’s extraordinary. Whether assisting a new mother during labor, helping a patient at home after surgery or helping save a life in the emergency department, BayCare nurses make a difference in patients’ lives every day. It’s no wonder BayCare is designated as a Pathway to Excellence Organization® and ranked as one the nation's highest-performing large health systems. 

And while they’re taking such good care of our patients, we know we have to take good care of them. So, when you become a BayCare nurse, we support your personal and professional growth by offering a range of benefits, educational opportunities and a healthy work-life balance.

Are you ready to be part of our amazing nursing team?

Behind every amazing BayCare story is an amazing BayCare nurse.

As a nurse myself, I couldn't be prouder of this BayCare team.
- Stephanie Conners, Nurse & CEO

Benefits of Being a BayCare Nurse

  • Nursing Shared Governance
    At BayCare, we empower nurses to take an active role in decisions that affect nursing practice. Our shared governance model is a partnership between clinical nurses and leadership to promote a positive work environment, enhance communication, and foster mutual respect between nurses and other health care professionals.
  • Flexibility
    BayCare has hundreds of locations in West Central Florida and you can choose from full-time, part-time, seasonal or pool positions.
  • Training and Education

    We offer a variety of opportunities to support your professional growth:

    • Tuition Assistance
    • Clinical Ladder/Pay For Skills
    • CEUs
    • Leadership Training
    • Earn As You Learn Programs
    • Specialty Internships
    • RN Residency Program
    • Educational Partnerships
    • Nursing Grants & Scholarships
    • Preceptor Pay
  • Recognition

    Our nurses are extraordinary, and we recognize their achievements through a variety of programs:

    • DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses
    • Certification Recognition
    • Nursing Excellence Recognition
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
    • Medical
      We subsidize 75% of the medical benefit costs for team members and their families. You can choose from three comprehensive medical plans that include pharmacy benefits.
    • Dental
      We offer two dental plans to meet your needs – from basic preventive services to comprehensive services including orthodontics.
    • Vision
      Coverage for eye exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses at a discounted cost.
  • Technology

    We invest in the latest technology to help you care for patients:

    • Electronic Medical Records
    • Computerized Charting
    • Nursing Technology Robotics
    • State-of-the-Art Monitoring
  • Relocation Assistance
    Moving from outside of Florida? Relocation assistance is available for some positions.

BayCare Registered Nurse Residency Program

BayCare’s one-year registered nurse (RN) residency program is designed to increase the confidence and competence of newly graduated registered nurses and develop their foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to ensure clinical excellence. The program content aligns with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations and Quality and Festy Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies.

For more information regarding the BayCare Registered Nurse Residency or Specialty Internships, please email

  • About the Program

    The RN Residency is a 12-month program that is available at 16-community based BayCare hospitals throughout Central Florida. The units included in the RN Residency are Orthopedics, Neurology, Telemetry, Cardiac, Renal/GI, Medical Oncology, Pulmonary, Post Surgical, Progressive Care (PCU), and General Med/Surg. The RN residency has start dates twice a month. 

    BayCare offers a Graduate Nurse (GN) option to start prior to taking your NCLEX. To qualify, you need an NCLEX sit pass letter from the Florida Board of Nursing and schedule your NCLEX within 90 days. After passing your NCLEX, you would transition to the Clinical Nurse Resident role.

  • Program Benefits

    The RN Residency is designed to help new nurses transition from a student to a practicing nurse. The residency will help a new nurse:

    • Improve patient safety and the quality of care
    • Build decision making skills
    • Develop clinical leadership
    • Reduce burnout and turnover
    • Increase clinical competencies
    • Higher level of patient level care
    • Achieve independent best-practice skills
    • Opportunities for continuing education and professional advancement
  • Specialty Internships

    BayCare offers specialty internship for the following areas:

    • Critical Care (January, April, July, and October start dates)
    • Emergency Room (January, April, July, and October start dates)
    • Labor and Delivery (April and October start date)
    • NICU (February and August start dates)
    • Mother/Baby (February, July, and September start dates)
    • Pediatric Critical Care (January and July start dates)
    • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care (January and July start dates)
    • Operating Room (March start date)

    Job postings for specialty internships are posted the first of the months, three months prior to their start date. Specialty internships are on an as-needed basis.

    Applicants hired into a specialty internship are required to attend four weeks of didactic training during the program.

    Nurses will collaborate with a preceptor for a minimum of 16 weeks with progress check-ins throughout to ensure a successful transition into acute hospital patient care
  • Career Development

    In the nursing field, advancement is possible at any level. After obtaining a nursing license and acquiring the necessary skills and training, there are a variety of roles and options to consider. Below are examples of the various nursing positions. Most of these positions call for continuing education by obtaining a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing or nurse specialty certifications, serving as an expert resource, or acquiring managerial/leadership skills.

    • Specialty Internships
    • Clinical Nurse Educator
    • Charge Nurse
    • Assistant Nurse Manager
    • Patient Care Leader
    • Advanced Patient Care Leader
    • Nurse Manager
    • Advanced Practice RN (APRN)
    • Clinical Nurse Research