Current & Potential Employees Nursing at CoxHealth A culture of growth, education and support. Nursing is a rewarding and demanding career. At CoxHealth, we recognize and appreciate your commitment, and have created a culture designed to help you thrive. If you're ready to be part of a team, and part of an organization that's leading the way, read on. Positions at CoxHealth Nursing Job Opportunities Learn about the different kinds of opportunities we have available for nurses at CoxHealth. Learn More about Nursing Job Opportunities Graduate Nurse Residency A graduate nursing residency with CoxHealth includes extensive lab and classroom training, followed by monthly education sessions and the assistance of a peer mentor, clinical educator and nurse manager. Learn More about Graduate Nurse Residency Nursing Resources Nursing Perks & Career Progression We offer benefits like tuition assistance and student loan repayment. We're also committed to helping our nurses advance to have the careers they want. Learn More about Nursing Perks & Career Progression CoxHealth System Nursing Statistics See statistics about nurses working at hospitals, such as educational levels and community involvement. Learn More about CoxHealth System Nursing Statistics A Message From Our System Chief Nursing Officer Beth Polivka, MOL, BSN, RN, CENP When I look back over the past year and reflect on what I have witnessed and found in our nursing care team, one word continually comes to my mind over and over … COURAGE. How is courage defined? When looking in the dictionary we find it means “The mental or moral strength to persevere and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.” I have seen it in the faces, the eyes, the hands, in the tears and always in the hearts of those who have cared for patients in an even greater way during the past year. We can find courage in a moment, but we also find it over long spans of times. We see it when a patient is met with a life-altering event or a disease that is interrupting what has always been before in their life. As members of the care team, we take part and cheer them on at different intervals in their journey. We watch their inner courage to face and overcome what are real obstacles, real barriers and real challenges. In those moments of difficulty, we sometimes observe the struggle they have to quit, give up or resign themselves, that there is no joy left. We smile with admiration when they choose tenacity, perseverance and the COURAGE to continue. I find it inspiring. I find the same attributes in all of you.This year, faced with difficulty, strain and stress, our team took care of patients in an unprecedented way. I read many stories and letters from our patients and other members of the care team as they recounted the kindness and compassion they experienced or observed. Through two surges of the pandemic, our teams and leaders stopped and took time to ensure that their teammates were doing okay. In addition to the patient care and awareness of each other’s well-being, great things still occurred within all our walls because of the members of our nursing teams who collaborate with other disciplines for the best patient outcomes.We opened the brand new Cox Monett Hospital location with the help of an amazing nursing staff who bridged the past into the future on a day in January. Our ED and Stroke Care teams set a record of 9 minutes from a stroke patient’s ED arrival to administration of tPA. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accredited, for the first time with distinction, our graduate nurse residency program in Springfield. We opened a brand new outpatient chemotherapy infusion center and a new Urgent Care in Nixa. Cox Barton County Hospital achieved Level III Stroke Center Designation. We launched our first Oncology and NICU/Pediatrics Patient and Family Advisory Councils to get input on care delivery, so we can be even better. Our Cox North Hospital care teams took part in the remodel concepts for our spaces in the North ED and inpatient psychiatric units. Cox Medical Centers Surgical Services Department, their heart team, and our two cardiothoracic surgeons have now performed over 10,000 open heart procedures; forever changing lives. Cox Medical Center Branson received the Chest Pain–MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the 2nd year in a row for its performance in the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). One of our critical care unit nurses launched the “Heartbeat in a Bottle” program where a final heartbeat strip is given to the family as a keepsake. We honored 23 RNs through the DAISY recognition program and 23 Sunshine Awards to recognize our support staff. 589 licensed nurses received STAR level designations on the clinical ladder. I wish I had the space to include every honor and achievement made this past year. There are so many more. You can be confident that each one is an important part of our nursing story, and I thank you for your dedication to excellence.As System Chief Nursing Officer, I am so grateful for each of our nursing care teams and our nurse leaders in a deeper way. Each of you has possessed tremendous courage. Your strength, grace, care and character are admirable. What we do, the skills we possess and the knowledge we bring are valuable and it made the difference for so many. We will continue in our work and in our mission for those we serve at CoxHealth. And now when I think of courage, I see you.MagnetCox Medical Centers has officially launched a journey to earn Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Additionally, multiple of CoxHealth’s community hospitals are actively planning to launch their own journeys. This represents best practice and will validate our excellent working environment for all levels of employee partners and the best possible care for our patients and their families.You can read more about achieving Magnet designation by going to the American Nurses' Credentialing Center website.