Nursing Careers

Is nursing your forever calling? It's ours too.

Baton Rouge General is one of the top hospitals in the country for patient care. We can attribute that directly to our nurses and staff and their passion for taking care of people. It’s something we take seriously and are very proud of. We have been rated an “A” for patient safety and quality for five consecutive years and are in the Top 2% of Hospitals Nationwide for Overall Medical Care. These recognitions and accomplishments show our commitment for delivering the highest quality care to our community.

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Now hiring Registered Nursing at the following locations. Click each link to see available positions and apply today!

The General - Mid City

BRG Bluebonnet Campus

Ascension Neighborhood Hospital

Professional Development

Baton Rouge General is committed to providing our nurses with resources needed to make the most of their careers! We have several programs and courses to help you grow. Join our team today and learn how you can take your nursing career to the next level.

Development Opportunities for Nurses

Clinical Ladder Program

This program is designed to promote professional growth and development of the registered nurse. The Clinical Ladder Program identifies characteristics of full time and part time bedside registered nurses and categorizes them in accordance with 4 clinical levels of professional practice:

  1. Education and Experience Level
  2. Performance
  3. Clinical Practice Level
  4. Achievement of Clinical Ladder Points

Core Courses

After one year of service, the registered nurse may choose to take a Core Course designed specifically to their area of work to advance their knowledge. Currently, Core Courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Core Course for Hips & Knees (Orthopedics)
  • Core Course for Oncology
  • Core Course for Cardiovascular Nursing (Telemetry)

Nurse Intern

Senior nursing students meeting qualifications are paired with a RN Preceptor for a 6 week internship to develop relationships with the care tam and work closely to assist the RN. Once the internship is completed, the nurse intern works one shift a month to gain additional experience until graduation. Upon licensure, the nurse intern transitions to the role of RN in a familiar environment.

Nurse Residency

Graduate RNs will participate in a residency program throughout their first year of employment to assist in transitioning from student into professional nursing practice. This program is designed to support graduate RNs as they gain and develop confidence and skills.

Charge Nurse Workshops

Upon unit manager recommendation, nurses attend a workshop on the skills required to act as team leader in the role of charge nurse. Various topics are explored to allow the nurse to assume responsibilities in this role.

Preceptor Workshops

Upon unit manager recommendation, bedside nurses attend a workshop to learn the role of preceptor for new hires. Preceptors are important role models for the new hire and available for one-on-one education and training and to provide hands on experience.

EKG Course

A basic EKG course is offered to nurses working in areas with EKG monitoring. This course introduces EKG interpretation including all basic EKG rhythms and dysrhythmias.

AHA Courses (CPR, ACLS, PALS) and NRP

Based on the nursing role, nurses may be required to maintain certification in CPR, ACLS, PALS and/or NRP. Initial and re-certification courses are offered to staff throughout the year.

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Call our Nurse Recruiter at (225) 381-6464. She is available now to help match you with the right position, answer any questions you may have and walk you through the nursing application process.

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