Nurses in the ER at Nashville General
Nurses in the ER at Nashville General

Why Nashville General Hospital

Nashville General Hospital is mission-driven. We strive to improve the health and wellness of Nashville by providing equitable access to coordinated patient-centered care.

Building on the Triple Aim as our foundation, clinical care at Nashville General simultaneously works to improve experience of care, improve population health and reduce healthcare costs.

To do so, Nashville General nurses focus on care transitions, customer care, patient safety, professional development, quality and positive workforce improvements.

Healing Hearts

Meet LaTonya Welch, RN, L&D

 LaTonya Welch, RN, L&D Early in her career LaTonya was a Certified Nursing Technician. During that time, she studied to become a nurse. After she graduated from nursing school she was offered a position at Nashville General Hospital as a labor and delivery (L&D) nurse. On a daily basis, she helps deliver babies and assure that the mother is safe throughout the birthing process.

“I love seeing people who look like me provide care and support to the community. It’s just awesome to be part of this team.”

Meet Our Healing Hearts

Nursing at NGH

Vision – to be recognized as clinical leaders in providing excellent customer experiences, every patient, every time.

NGH Nursing Values

Integrity – We role model high ethical standards through collaborative relationships and perform our work with the highest levels of responsibility and integrity.

Compassion & Critical Thinking – We treat patients, families, and each other with kindness and empathy. We connect with patients and families individually and personally and engage them as partners in decisions about their care.

Accountability - We hold ourselves individually and collectively responsible for the work we do and for the outcomes and experience of every patient, every day

Respect - We treat all individuals with dignity and respect without conditions or limitations.

Excellence - We are committed to excellence in nursing. We strive to be the best, and we work continuously to improve our performance and exceed expectations.

Nursing at Nashville General Hospital
Nursing at Nashville General Hospital

Nursing Careers 

Immediate openings for our exclusive RN Pool team. Licensed RNs with at least one year of direct patient care experience can fill assignments in a variety of patient care settings, including Emergency Room, L&D, ICU, Med Surge and more. Career opportunities also available throughout the hospital and in our clinics. Join Nashville General Hospital where we care for good. 

The NGH Nurse Residency Program is designed to help recent nurse graduates by providing a solid foundation as they transition from student to nurse.  The support and education you receive will help you develop confidence and competence in clinical nursing skills, communication, critical thinking and teamwork.  Additional information can be found here , or apply today by choosing the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program opportunity below.  


Professional Development

Your education is important! With our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to education and research, you will choose the class(es) that best prepares you to meet your career goals.The Nashville General Education Department offers a variety of courses to expand on our employees' and our communities' professional development.

Anyone can sign-up for any classes being offered, but non NGH employee’s please follow the classes that state “non NGH Employee’s.”

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Classes Offered:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention & Intervention Training (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Prevention & Intervention Training (CPI) focuses on prevention and equips individuals with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Highlights of CPI training include: Reducing the risk of injury. Complying with legislative mandates. 
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a 16-hour, two-day course designed to provide core-level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. The information is presented through lectures and psychomotor skill stations. The TNCC has been designed by nurses for any nurse who provides care to trauma patients. It is intended to enhance cognitive skills, to sharpen technical skills, and to provide a foundation for future learning. The ultimate purpose is to improve the level of care provided in emergency care settings, large and small, rural and urban. ENA has recommended TNCC as the minimal required education for emergency nurses who care for trauma patients. 
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) was designed by the Emergency Nurses Association to help nurses recognize and treat children with acute illnesses or injuries, in the most timely and appropriate manner. 
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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of an auto-immune disease called ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura). The Barnes Family were overwhelmed by the kindness and compassion of the nursing team who cared for Patrick. After his passing they created a foundation to express gratitude to extraordinary nurses everywhere, using the acronym, DAISY, standing for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Hospitals around the globe, now use the DAISY program to recognize nurses for the extraordinary skillful, compassionate care they provide to patients and families, each and every day. Nashville General Hospital is proud to launch the DAISY Program at NGH for patients and their families to honor and recognize members of the NGH Nursing team for their tremendous care and expertise.

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The Bee Award

The Bee Award – an esteemed recognition dedicated to the unsung heroes of healthcare. Much like the industrious bee, these individuals tirelessly work behind the scenes, pollinating positivity and significantly impacting patient care and their colleagues' overall well-being.

The Bee Award celebrates those who exemplify exceptional teamwork, dedication, and compassion in their daily endeavors. Whether going the extra mile to ensure patient comfort, fostering a supportive environment for colleagues, or demonstrating outstanding professionalism in challenging situations, Bee Award recipients embody the essence of excellence in healthcare.

Just as bees play a vital role in the ecosystem, these awardees are essential components of the healthcare community, contributing to the hive of healing with their unwavering commitment and selfless service.

Join us in honoring these remarkable individuals who embody the spirit of the Bee Award and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others every day.

Who may nominate a nurse for the Bee Award?

Anyone within the healthcare community, including patients, their families, fellow healthcare professionals, hospital staff, and administrators, can submit nominations for the Bee Award. This inclusive approach recognizes healthcare workers who have positively impacted patient care and the overall well-being of their colleagues, as observed from various perspectives within the healthcare setting.

How is the Bee Award winner honored?

The Bee Award winner is honored through a special ceremony or presentation organized by the healthcare institution or organization. The recipient is often recognized publicly by their peers, supervisors, and hospital leadership. The honoree may receive a commemorative certificate, trophy, or other tokens of appreciation, symbolizing their outstanding contributions. Additionally, achievement may be highlighted through internal communication channels, such as newsletters, bulletin boards, or social media platforms, to showcase exemplary work and inspire others within the healthcare community.