Why we do what we do.

ECU Health nurses work incredibly hard each and every day to provide the highest level of care and compassion to every patient. You are their top priority. Nurses here have a clear view of the true meaning of patient-centered care, an approach that considers the needs of the individual, their families and the community.

Feel confident knowing that all ECU Health nurses share the following attributes: person-centered caring, collaboration, critical thinking, research-based practice skills and a holistic approach to health.

The ECU Health Nursing Professional Practice Model is based on Dr. Kristen Swanson’s Theory of Caring and anchored by the ECU Health values. This model provides nurses at ECU Health principles for daily care of patients and interaction with team members. Patients and families are at the heart of all we do and caring is the work we do.

Grow With Us

We are committed to helping all of ECU Health nurses reach their potential, inspiring a professional spirit that creates outstanding care for patients and their families.

Our excellence stems from a healthy and robust practice environment that promotes professional development and achievement.

ECU Health nurses and the patient-centered, Magnet-awarded environment they practice in are among the very best in the country.

We support ECU Health nurses as they aspire to be leaders in elevating and transforming care for patients.

We offer tuition assistance programs to help our nurses gain new certifications while working at ECU Health.

ECU Health’s International Nursing Program offers unique opportunities for nurses from outside of the United States. Hear from some ECU Health international nurses in the video below.

Through affiliations with select academic institutions, students have an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a professional setting at ECU Health. Visit the Rotation Manager website and create an account in order to complete your academic rotation/internship at ECU Health. Please note, this site is not an application for interested individuals but for students enrolled in academic programs that already have partnerships with ECU Health. If you are interested in completing a rotation at ECU Health, please contact your school to learn about opportunities.

Awards & Recognition

The dedication to patients shows every day. It also shows in the recognition we continue to receive, year after year for ECU Health teams, locations and the system.

Guardian Angel Award
Grateful patients and families celebrate exceptional care

The Daisy Award
Celebrates nurses who exceed their duties

Lead the Way
Recognizes nursing leaders advancing expert care

Board Quality Award
Acknowledges quality and performance excellence

Great 100
Named among the best 100 nurses in North Carolina

Beacon Awards
Recognizes significant milestones along a unit’s journey

Charlotte Brody Award
Reflects a significant contribution to environmental health

These awards illustrate an unwavering commitment. View All Awards