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Why Hackensack Meridian Health


In joining our 8,000+ nursing team, you’ll work with collaborative colleagues who are pushing each other – and patient care – to keep getting better. Our not-for-profit health care organization has:

  • 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties
  • Three academic medical centers
  • Behavioral health hospital
  • Two rehabilitation hospitals
  • More than 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey, including 16 long-term care facilities.

Our wide network means we have several places where you’ll find opportunities to build a thriving career.


Awards & Accolades

Hackensack Meridian Health is one of the most recognized health care systems in the country for nursing excellence.

Our Nurses

  • "As a Hackensack Meridian Health team member for six years, I have had the opportunity to grow and learn with incredible colleagues. I began as a volunteer then transitioned to a nursing assistant followed by a staff nurse in Urology and Solid Organ Transplant. I am working towards my MSN in Executive Nursing and Nursing Leadership. The continuing education program is supporting my professional development through tuition reimbursement. The HMH team proves on a daily basis their passion and commitment for high quality, patient-centered care. I am honored and grateful to be part of the HMH family." - Sarah V., RN
  • "Hackensack Meridian Health is a great place to work. What I like most is the opportunity for growth within the company if you work hard. I started as a CNA and worked my way up the ladder and now hold a management position." - Sam S., Assistant Nurse Manager
  • "There are amazing opportunities for professional growth as well as continued education in the organization. I would not be the nurse I am today without the incredible leadership and guidance of the nurses before me." - Nicole Z., Assistant Nurse Manager

What We Offer

Market competitive salaries enhanced in 2020
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS BENEFITS
GENEROUS PAID TIME OFF
401K MATCH
SUBSTANTIAL TUITION REIMBURSEMENT FULL AND PART-TIME
WORK/LIFE BALANCE
NURSING CULTURE continuing education leadership training career advancement
COLLABORATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD

Education & Support

Nursing and Leadership Videos

Robert C. Garrett, CEO, on the Year of the Nurse


The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse.” In celebration, see what the CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health has to say about the power of our nursing teams, our Magnet designation and more.


Seton Hall University Medical School Founding

Theresa Brodrick, RN, PhD, EVP and Network Chief Nurse Executive


Our Women in Leadership series highlights some of our most talented colleagues. Listen as Theresa Brodrick shares how she became a nurse and how she encourages others to make a difference.


The Most Integrated Health Network in New Jersey

Donna Ciufo, RN, DNP, MBA, FNP BC, CCRN, NE BC


We interviewed Donna Ciufo, Vice President of Nursing Education, Professional Practice and Leadership Development for our Women in Leadership series. She shares how she became a leader and what makes her proudest moments working with Hackensack Meridian Health.


Video 3

Jim Lindquist, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer, JFK Medical Center


Jim Lindquist, Chief Nursing Officer at JFK Medical Center, shares his journey to becoming a nurse, including how he discovered his passion for health care and his favorite part of the job.


Video 4

Nurses Week 2020


Hackensack Meridian Health celebrates Nurses Week 2020. We thank our incredible nursing team!


Video 5

What Our Nurses Say

“Hackensack Meridian Health is the ultimate powerhouse of nursing. Our nursing team is the best and the brightest, and I feel incredibly honored to be their colleague in this amazing profession.”

Theresa B., RN, PhD, EVP and Network Chief Nurse Executive

“I am proud of my career progression from RN to BSN to MSN, all made possible by the opportunities I have been awarded through Hackensack Meridian Health. As a matter of fact I like it so much that I even got my husband, Paul - a pharmacy technician, to work here!”

Janet E., Nurse Educator (Southern Ocean Medical Center)

“Hackensack Meridian Health takes care of its team members when it matters most.”

Shannon T., BSN, RN, CMSRN
Administrative Supervisor
Nursing Administration
(Southern Ocean Medical Center)

Nursing Opportunities

We have several places where you’ll find opportunities to build a thriving career.

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