Advocate Aurora Health’s 22,000 nurses demonstrate our values of excellence, compassion and respect, collaborating to advance our stated purpose of helping people live well. Learn more about our nursing team by viewing Nursing by the Numbers.

To encourage you to be the best nurse you can, Advocate Aurora will provide support, tools and resources for orientation, education and professional development, in the care setting that is best for you. Your voice as a team member will be heard clearly whether you’re at one of our 10 Magnet® designated hospitals or more than 500 sites of care.

Join our team and be inspired to chart a course for Advocate Aurora to become the best place in the nation for nurses to pursue their passion.


Our team members

To our nurses: Thank you

From the front line, to the front desk, we appreciate our nurses’ commitment to helping people live well. You’re transforming care with your expertise and compassion. We see you. And we thank you.

Advocate Aurora nurses are making an impact


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Magnet designated hospitals


nurses with BSN or higher in hospital based settings

Nursing at Advocate Aurora

Nurses at Advocate Aurora contribute to interprofessional excellence which is represented by clinical outcomes. Using evidence-based practice and clinical decision making, nurses lead efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience. The nursing profession at Advocate Aurora champions the following characteristics:

  • Treating all as unique and equal persons
  • A commitment to serve and respect our patients, families, each other and self
  • Honoring others with integrity, fairness, empathy and truthfulness
  • Competent in knowledge, standards and skills
  • Accountability to our patients, the community and our profession
  • Acting in the best interest of patients
  • Striving for excellence and quality of care through evidence-based practice and lifelong learning

Nursing Roles

Registered Nurse

Nurses at Advocate Aurora are committed to providing clinically excellent and holistic care that is safe, compassionate and evidence-based. Advocate Aurora will empower you to be your best, building on your interests and expertise in pursuit of your passion. A customized approach working directly with skilled preceptors and mentors supports your successful onboarding experience and professional development.

Nurse Extern

Gain real world nursing experience before graduation, while putting into action the skills learned in nursing school. As a nurse extern, you’ll work under the guidance of an RN who will act as your mentor and preceptor. Learn more about our IGNITE Nurse Extern program.

New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program fosters a positive experience for acute care nurse residents as they transition into practice. Our program is here to help you grow professionally with guidance from supportive cohorts, training opportunities and monthly interactive learning sessions focused on patient outcomes, leadership and other professional roles. The sessions incorporate blended learning teaching strategies that include didactic, hands-on content, case studies, simulation and facilitated discussion.

Nurse Leaders

Advocate Aurora’s career advancement model and shared governance opportunities allow you to grow into the leader you want to be. Developing diverse nurse leaders for tomorrow is a key priority for us. If you’re self-motivated, driven and emotionally intelligent, with a BSN or higher, you’ll be on your way toward a future of career advancement and success. As an Advocate Aurora nurse leader, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to bring many perspectives together to expand health care delivery models, improve patient outcomes and inspire innovative solutions.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

More than 1,400 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), including Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are employed throughout Advocate Aurora in a variety of both inpatient and ambulatory settings. With the emphasis to promote top of license practice, APRNs are a critical partner in the interdisciplinary team and play a crucial role in caring for patients across the continuum of care.

Additional Areas of Specialty

Work behind the scenes while making a difference in the lives of others. Nursing roles include quality improvement, case management, clinic supervision, education and professional development, res