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Nursing Careers

You've worked hard to gain that new nursing license; or maybe you have many years of specialty practice experience and are relocating; or maybe you want to venture into a new specialty. Whatever your interest, WakeMed has a place for you.

Our medical-surgical nurses are on the cutting edge of compassionate, innovative care. Wth busy surgical services, a Level I Trauma Center and the first Children’s Emergency Department in the state, plus growing ambulatory services and an expanding network of physician practices, you are sure to find a home at WakeMed.

To learn more about professional nursing practice in North Carolina, contact the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Nursing Practice Model

WakeMed Nursing Vision

To set a new standard of excellence in the art and science of nursing care and caring.

Nursing's Voice

When it comes to patient care, our expert nurses have a voice and a presence at the decision-making tables. Their presence continually influences the safety, the quality, the customer service, and the important oucomes of patient care. Learn more about these quality Initiatives.


A Note from Our Chief Nursing Officer

WakeMed nurses represent a highly skilled, compassionately committed group of men and women dedicated to providing the safest, most advanced care to all who seek our services.

As a WakeMed nurse, you have a voice at the table and are encouraged to take an active role in helping us improve the care we provide our patients and ultimately to our community.

cindy boily

Innovation flourishes here. The work we do to change practice based on the best evicence has brought our nurses local, state, and national acclaim. We take our Magnet designation seriously, and we continually strive to demonstrate the excellence it so clearly demands.

It is an enormous privilege to work with such an incredible and talented team. The compassion, dedication and skill shown each day by our nurses inspires me. It is a big reason why I'm proud to be a WakeMed nurse.

Cindy Boily, MSN, RN, NEA-BC 

Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Our Fair & Just Culture

At WakeMed we believe in a philosophy of shared accountability. WakeMed takes ownership for maintaining safe processes and for holding employees accountable for their choices in a fair and just way. Employees take ownership for the quality of their decisions, reporting their errors, and reporting potential system issues. Creating this trusting relationship with our team generates an environment where safety thrives and aligns with our mission to provide outstanding care to all.