New Graduate Nurses



As a new grad straight out of nursing school, you'll find the resources you need to make a difference and grow your clinical practice at Memorial Health System. Enhance your future, and that of countless others.

Our team is determined to continue building upon our reputation as a national leader in quality and progress in care. This objective requires something rare: a unique understanding of the value of nursing. And we have it, from the very top of our management team to the very smallest detail of care for every single patient.

That’s the reason we’ve made such a significant investment of time, effort, and resources in superior technology, comprehensive training, and thorough processes. We know that we have to prepare our nurses for anything—by providing everything they need to succeed. They have paid us and our patients back by performing at a consistently superior level throughout our system, bringing us prestigious accolades and impressive national recognition.

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As a grad straight out of nursing school, you’ll find the resources you need to make a difference and grow your clinical practice. Memorial supports you as you take your first step, and the next, through:

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Variety of care settings and programs across our five hospitals—Springfield, Taylorville, Jacksonville, Lincoln, and Decatur.

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The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation on the Memorial Medical Center campus offers highly advanced simulation to master skills before applying them in the patient setting.

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Tuition reimbursement and educational grant programs. ANCC-provided continuing education contact hours.

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Nursing Team Onboarding and dedicated preceptors, designed to help you succeed in your transition from classroom to practice.

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Professional Nursing Advancement Ladder, with eligibility for promotion, associated salary increases, achievement of national certification, and roles in nursing research studies.



We have opportunities for nursing professionals at every level of our team, including recent graduates, who receive a carefully planned combination of on-the-job and classroom education. Our nationally recognized, Vizient 10-month nurse residency program is designed to support the success of new graduate nurses as they transition from novice to consummate professional with guidance from trained preceptors and veteran RN mentors.

Developed from an evidence-based curriculum that is customized to reflect our values and mission, it is offered twice a year, with sessions starting in September and April. Emphasizing leadership, professional roles, growth and development, and patient outcomes, it offers opportunities for networking and reinforcing your confidence and commitment to nursing.

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Why Memorial Means More

Whether you're ready to jump right in, or just want to learn a little more, connect with our recruitment team to see what Memorial can mean for you.


There are multiple job opportunities through our health system that can help you excel, today and tomorrow.

  • Memorial Medical Center down-chevron
    Located in Springfield, Illinois, Memorial Medical Center is the facility most closely associated with Memorial Health System because it is our founding hospital. We pride ourselves on leadership, and some consider us to be a “flagship.” Yet all of the facilities in our network carry the banner of excellence, setting an example for others to follow.

    As a Magnet-designated acute-care facility and a Level I Trauma Hospital, we offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. With 500 licensed beds, we perform more than 20,000 surgical procedures and serve 400,000 outpatient visits a year.

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  • Decatur Memorial Hospital down-chevron
    The third largest employer in Macon County, Decatur Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital in the heart of Central Illinois. DMH opened its doors in 1916 and has since transformed from a one-building facility to a multi-facility medical complex with 30 satellite offices offering the latest in healthcare diagnostic and treatment modalities.

    Decatur Memorial Hospital is a licensed and fully accredited 300-bed facility that offers a wide range of general and specialized diagnostic, surgical and treatment services. DMH offers a full range of comprehensive acute inpatient, surgical and outpatient care.

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  • Passavant Area Hospital down-chevron
    The largest employer in Jacksonville, Illinois, Passavant Area Hospital is a highly respected facility that was founded in 1875, and continues to serve the residents of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, Macoupin, Brown, and Northern Pike Counties in west-central Illinois.

    Our 93-bed critical care hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services, and has a team of 900 full- and part-time colleagues, as well as an active medical staff of 70 physicians, all dedicated to the highest standards of excellence.

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  • Taylorville Memorial Hospital down-chevron
    Taylorville Memorial Hospital is a critical-access hospital and the largest employer in Christian County. We have been serving the residents of Taylorville and Christian County since 1906. And we’ve been serving the best interests of our colleagues for just as long, with a family-friendly work environment that feels like home—one where the occupants happen to be incredibly talented.

    Performing approximately 4,100 days of care and more than 36,000 outpatient visits annually, we offer an array of vital services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy rehabilitative services; cardiac rehabilitation; pulmonary rehabilitation; radiology and nuclear medicine; acute care/medical-surgical services; and surgery.

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  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital down-chevron
    Being named after Springfield’s most famous resident—and one of the nation’s most prominent presidents—is an honor we don’t take lightly at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. In fact, we see it as a reminder that vision matters. That sure guidance creates positive results no matter the challenge at hand. And that new ideas are the key to lasting excellence.

    Located in Lincoln, Illinois, we are a critical-access hospital that provides vital inpatient and outpatient services to our local communities. Our state-of-the-art, 25-bed facility with all-private rooms provides approximately 3,500 patient days of care and more than 40,000 outpatient visits annually.

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  • Patient Care Positions for Students down-chevron
    Still in school, but looking to gain experience with our affiliates? Apply for one of our Patient Care Tech/CNA positions! We have scheduling and orientation options to match your school schedule. It's never too early to apply.

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