Nursing at HCA Healthcare

Nurses are the heart of HCA Healthcare. We are actively implementing and offering resources, development and education to support nurses in their day-to-day work. We’re making strides in our nurse recruitment and retention efforts. This commitment helps more than 99,000 HCA Healthcare nurses today while contributing to shaping the future of the profession.

Braylee Burch, BSN, RN, Resident II, Women’s Services, Medical City Frisco 

HCA Healthcare and the HCA Healthcare Foundation have made other significant investments to support nurses and educate the next generation of nursing leaders. In January 2023, the foundation announced $300,000 in grants for community colleges and universities to provide high school students early access to careers in healthcare. Learn more about the foundation’s work.

Tradjen Purkeypile-Wilson, RN, Resident II, Medical City Denton

In 2023, HCA Healthcare recruited more than 116,500 colleagues, including 37,500 bedside nurses. We also made significant progress with employee retention and reduced turnover through training, issue resolution and targeted investments intended to help colleagues do their best work.

The Unit of Distinction program represents a piece of the larger Professional Practice pillar of our nursing strategy. This pillar focuses on nurse-driven metrics (nursing sensitive indicators) to ensure delivery of high-quality care:

  • Pressure prevention and falls prevention practices
  • Leveraging national designations to promote nurse engagement and drive outcomes
  • Magnet Recognition and Pathway to Excellence and nursing research to provide a continuous commitment to advancing knowledge
  • Knowledge Center and Ovid Discovery (HCA Healthcare Library).