Three providers as MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is an innovative teaching and acute care medical institution with a national reputation as a leader-particularly in the areas of cardiovascular, cancer, kidney disease and transplantation, neurosciences and in the emergency treatment of stroke, trauma and adult burn injury. We offer some of the best facilities in the area to work at including: 

  • The Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the only dedicated cardiovascular facility in Washington, D.C.
  • Level I Trauma Center supported by three helicopters
  • The Burn Center, the region’s only adult burn facility
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center, the region's first hospital to achieve the designation
  • Award-winning neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

A Conversation with Our Nurses

Ever wondered what keeps doctors and nurses going when the going gets tough? Watch a candid conversation with four nurses regarding their personal thoughts and perceptions about being a nurse at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

With 2,000 nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, our nurses are encouraged to collaborate with physicians and healthcare professionals while being innovative and maintaining a culture of safety. MedStar Washington Hospital Center is also committed to advancing the careers of our nurses with advancements in technology, equipment, therapies and procedures. Some of the other programs and services that are offered include:

  • Tuition reimbursement program for education and conferences
  • Work schedule flexibility to accommodate our educational needs
  • The Center for Excellence in Nursing, one of the only dedicated professional development facilities for nurses in the country
  • A clinical advancement bonus program
  • A leadership academy for nurse managers to develop advanced skills
  • Dedicated nurse scientist support for nursing research and publishing
  • On-the-job support from an experienced Nurse Responder Team and managers who provide bedside assistance

If you are interested in practicing professional nursing in a collaborative, patient first environment focused on teaching and research, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the place for you to find the right nursing opportunity for you. Whether you are an experienced nurse continuing your professional development or a new graduate searching for the right place to begin your career, we offer unparalleled opportunities to establish and build your career. We are the ideal place to practice professional nursing. Watch the video below to learn more about our Nurse Residency Program.  


View the 2016-2018 Nursing Strategic Plan2015 Nursing Annual Report and Annual Scholarship Report.

RN Service Areas, Specialties and Residencies

RN Residency
For experienced nurses training in new specialty areas and new nurse graduates

Additionally, nurses have the opportunity to choose several career paths including: 

  • Clinical
  • Administrative
  • Education


For more information contact Human Resources at 202-877-7441.