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Nursing Staff

A nursing job at Yale New Haven Hospital provides you with a set of experiences and opportunities that are unrivaled by other hospitals. As an RN, you can participate in ongoing education programs and professional advancement opportunities that will uniquely position you for growth. Meanwhile, our training programs and supportive educational environment provide the resources recent graduates will need to succeed.

The extensive range of practice settings and specialty fields available to our nurses includes:

Practice Settings


Our Ambulatory Services division provides clinics for each major subspecialty area and a full range of primary care services for adult and pediatric populations. Nurses on these teams play a key role in providing top-notch, technologically sophisticated care to a diverse population of patients—while enjoying all the benefits of a career with one of the Northeast’s top health care providers.

Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care

Critical care is one of the most challenging and rewarding fields a nursing professional can choose—and few medical centers can match the variety of critical care nursing environments available at Yale–New Haven Hospital. As a Critical Care RN, you'll have the opportunity to put your skills to work with the following nationally acclaimed teams:

  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Cardiac Care
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Medical Diagnostic Imaging
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Float Pool ICU
  • Pediatric ICU


Working in a facility as large and technologically advanced as Yale New Haven Hospital means that you’ll have the opportunity to practice within a wide range of Medical specialty fields, including:

Emergency Services

Nursing professionals have the opportunity to excel in three distinct and rewarding ED environments. Our Adult ED is one of only six Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state. Our Pediatric ED next door is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the state and serves more than 26,000 patients every year. And in Guilford, CT, our Shoreline Medical Center provides triage and care for adult and pediatric patients in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. Overall, our ED nurses provide services in the following clinical practice areas:

  • Adult Emergency Department
  • Non-urgent
  • Psychiatric Crisis Intervention
  • Chest Pain Center
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Shoreline Medical Center Emergency Department

Post-Anesthesia Care

Our post-anesthesia care (PACU) teams help provide the most sophisticated and effective perioperative, inpatient and ambulatory services possible for an extensive range of services—from postoperative ventilation and pain control to ongoing assessment, monitoring and patient care. And they do it all with compassion and respect for patients, family members and colleagues, contributing to an environment that’s satisfying, challenging and rewarding for RNs at all levels.


Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is Connecticut’s premier pediatric care facility due in large part to the skill, knowledge and compassion of our pediatric nurses. From our Pediatric Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center to a wide variety of specialized programs, you’ll be exposed to an unrivaled scope of challenges and opportunities throughout your career at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Our pediatric services include:

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric ED
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Respiratory/Neuroscience
  • Short Stay
  • Surgery
  • Cardiac/Medicine
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Float Pool ICU
  • Specialty Clinics


Yale New Haven Hospital provides the highest level of perioperative care and procedures for our patients. Nurses have the opportunity to work with technologies such as robotic surgery and our interoperative MRI.

Our reputation as a premier destination for nursing professionals is built in no small part on our extensive range of acclaimed inpatient and ambulatory perioperative services, including:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Bariatric
  • Gynecology
  • General Surgery/Trauma
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastics/Reconstructive
  • Transplants
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • High Risk Obstetrics


Joining one of U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10 Psychiatric Hospitals in America gives you an extraordinary opportunity to redefine the treatment of mental illness through patient care, education, training programs and leading-edge research. Our affiliation with Yale University School of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, our status as a leading center for education in behavioral health and our dedication to providing the most sophisticated and compassionate psychiatric care available all combine to create a standard of nursing care you can be proud to call your own. Psychiatric services include:

  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Geriatric
  • Dual Diagnosis/Substance Abuse Inpatient
  • Psychiatric Crisis Intervention
  • Partial Hospital Programs

Step-down/Progressive Care

The Step-down and Progressive Care teams at Yale New Haven Hospital play a key role in delivering patient care in a number of specialty areas, including:

  • Cardiac Care Step-down
  • Cardiothoracic Progressive Care
  • Surgical Step-down
  • Medical Step-down
  • Neuro Step-down


Our extensive surgical services use some of the most sophisticated techniques and technologies to meet the needs of our patients, and our nurses play a key role in making us one of the nation’s premier surgical centers. You’ll have every opportunity and resource available to build a truly challenging and rewarding career in:

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Plastics
  • Urology
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery/Epilepsy Care
  • Urology/General Surgery
  • Transplant
  • Cardiac
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncology

Women's Health

The strength, compassion and dedication of our nursing team allows us to provide a comprehensive range of women’s health services, delivering the care needed to make a difference in the lives of thousands of women across southern New England. No matter what your level of experience, you’ll find opportunities in:

Nursing Specialty Fields

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

As an APRN, you will work closely with our medical, nursing and social work teams to provide comprehensive physical evaluation and patient management. But you’ll also act as an educator—a clinical expert, teacher and resource for our hospital staff, our patients and their families, to ensure the highest level of patient care, quality and safety.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Our CRNAs work in collaboration with anesthesiologists, surgeons and other physicians and medical professionals to deliver anesthesia for medical and surgical procedures.

At Yale New Haven Hospital, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) enjoy a unique opportunity to practice as employee of a major academic medical center –and to experience a compelling alternative to careers in most anesthetic practices. Our CRNAs enjoy:

  • Patient-focused practice, where CRNAs choose the best anesthesia care for each individual patient;
  • Active, close collaboration with our multidisciplinary care teams;
  • The challenges of working with a far more diverse patient population than that offered by many free-standing surgicenters (Link back to Nursing Staff page)
  • The opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art anesthesia research, through our partnership with Yale University’s School of Medicine-Department of Anesthesiology;
  • The Flexibility to work with a broad range of leading-edge anesthesia techniques

Clinical Nurse

We help transform every nursing career into a unique opportunity to rise to the top of your chosen specialty field. We enable you to gain the knowledge, depth of experience and practical expertise to provide your patients with exceptional care. Whether you’re an experienced RN or recent graduate, our customized, competency-, preceptor-, and criteria-based orientations allow you to work closely with a Nurse Manager and Nursing Education Specialists who will help guide you every step along your career path. As part of our commitment to you, we offer an extensive list of programs including a clinical ladder, mentoring opportunities, tuition reimbursement and on-site educational opportunities.

We invite you to pursue your nursing career at Yale New Haven Hospital. Here, you’ll have the opportunities few hospitals can offer.

Care Coordinator

Care Coordinators are pivotal to managing and insuring our patients receive the services they need for a successful admission, stay and discharge from Yale New Haven Hospital. Care Coordinators are responsible for overseeing evidenced based care paths that support patients’ healthcare needs within and across service lines.

Nurse Educator

Our Nurse Educators play a critical role in promoting the ongoing education and professional development of our nursing staff by working toward the highest quality care and best outcomes possible for our patients. Whether providing education for global patient services based initiatives or a specific service line, our educators ensure that our nurses have full access to the on-going training and education necessary to stay at the forefront of their chosen specialties.

Experienced nurse

Career Opportunities for Experienced Nurses

Nurses at YNHH are at the forefront of patient care, with many opportunities for growth. Get to know more about what its like to work as a nurse at YNHH.

New graduate nurse

Career Opportunities for New Graduate Nurses

Why is YNHH the right choice for new nursing graduates? Learn more from nursing staff.