Nursing Recruitment

The goal of a Bayhealth nurse is to achieve nursing excellence through advocacy, empowerment and collaboration. We are proud to be among fewer than 500 hospitals worldwide that have achieved Magnet® designation for the highest level of excellence in nursing care. The American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) has recognized us for excellence in leadership, nurse-physician collaboration, patient satisfaction, evidence-based practice, and commitment to person- and family-centered care.

As part of our drive to improve the health of the community one life at a time, Bayhealth follows Planetree International’s approach to person- and family-centered care. Through these principles, our team members encourage patients and families to be active participants of the healthcare team — helping to make decisions about their care or the care of a loved one.

Our nurses work in a multi-disciplinary environment and have proven their expertise by achieving certifications in their specialty areas such as:
  • Acuity Adaptable
  • Acute Medicine
  • Cancer Care
  • Care Management
  • Critical Care
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency and Trauma
  • Float Pool
  • Informatics
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Nursing Education
  • Perioperative Services
  • Procedural Nursing
  • Vascular Access
  • Women's Services

Our Commitment to Nursing Staff

Bayhealth's commitment to nursing excellence drives our leadership to provide our nurses with ample opportunity for career growth. The benefits of being a Bayhealth nurse include:
  • Working with transformational leadership under the expertise of our Chief Nurse Executive, Brenda Blain, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
  • Access to a nationally recognized Professional Nurse Portfolio Program
  • Ability to participate in nurse-driven councils and committees
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Educational opportunities, such as succession planning
  • Programs for reward and recognition

Professional Development

The Professional Nurse Portfolio Program© is an exciting and dynamic means of capturing your contributions to nursing that are not ordinarily highlighted but are central to the theme of being a professional nurse. As professionals, there are many clinical and non-clinical initiatives that we do routinely to advance and improve the image of nursing. Participation in the Professional Nurse Portfolio Program© gives you the opportunity to highlight your individual contributions and commitment to your career.

We also offer tuition reimbursement to qualified hires along with in-house seminars, workshops and access to continuing education credits via our HealthStream® education platform.

Adult Nurse Residency Program

Bayhealth offers a six-month residency program designed to facilitate a smooth transition to practice for new nurse graduates and nurses with less than 12 months of acute care experience. The program helps bridge the gap between novice/non-acute care nurses and practicing nurses. The program encompasses not only an orientation on the unit, but monthly classes devoted to learning, skill development and role adjustment. The Residency Program is based on guideless established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program.

Job Shadowing

To ensure potential nurses choose the right specialty to work in, Bayhealth offers a Job Shadowing Program. Our Job Shadowing Program allows a nursing applicant to gain realistic career information. This program will aid the participant in making career choices by observing an employee (RN) perform their professional duties. The Job Shadowing Program includes an application process.

For more information on becoming a nurse at Bayhealth, email