Nursing

Careers in Nursing
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The nursing section of our Riverside Health System website brings together helpful information about what it's like to be a nurse with a career at Riverside - and live in Virginia. We've also included a list of frequently asked questions - and answers - for quick access to specific details about Riverside. We hope you find this information helpful.

Our Riverside Care Difference is how we deliver care and services – as a team – by putting our customers at the heart of all we do by continually addressing their expectations.

Our mission is to care for others as we would care for those we love - to enhance their well-being and improve their health. Learn more about Riverside’s mission, vision and values.

At Riverside Health System, we strive to honor our responsibility to improve the health of the communities we serve by meeting these core values – every day:

  • Trust earned through safety, quality of care and service
  • Teamwork, diversity and respect
  • Physician integration and leadership
  • Deep community involvement
  • Healthy growth and financial stability

Yes, nursing is represented at all levels of the organization, including serving on Riverside Boards.

Excellence in nursing practice is key to excellence in quality, safety and service. When you work at Riverside, you will work alongside highly trained and competent peers who, with you, will keep the patient at the center of all we do.

Using national benchmarks as a guide, we strive to outperform national standards set by National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators, National Research Corporation (NRC Health), Press Ganey and Premier Quality Improvement Solutions.

Yes! We offer various incentives for educational advancement, including bonuses, compensation increases and tuition reimbursement for advanced nursing degrees and specialty nursing certifications.

Riverside nurses are strong advocates of community-integrated care to help educate and promote health and safety, creating healthier communities. A few examples of events and community engagement initiatives conducted by our nursing professionals include:

  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Community Vaccination Clinics such as Flu and COVID-19
  • Community Food Drives
  • Stroke Awareness
  • Heart and Cancer Walks
  • Every 15 Minutes Safety Event
  • Camp Emergency

The Riverside Health System uses Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) as a critical patient safety step to reduce preventable medication errors through patient and medication identification. The Riverside nurse is a member of the interdisciplinary team on the Medication Safety Committee.

We can help with questions about a nursing career at Riverside, our Magnet journey, professional development or living and working in Virginia. If you have additional questions, please reach out to one of our team members for answers by calling 757-240-2200.

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Riverside nurses are carefully selected for their empathy, ethics and clinical skills. Each is committed to our mission of caring for others as we would care for those we love.

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Nurses at Riverside have nearly unlimited opportunities to grow professionally. If you value diversity, teamwork and respect — and caring is at the heart of your nursing practice — please consider joining our team.