Nursing Careers

The right team of nurses is capable of transforming health care. Monument Health nurses are professional and passionate, and we support one another. Our vision at Monument Health is to be one team, to listen, to be inclusive, and to show we care. To do the right thing. Every time. If you share this philosophy, we hope you’ll join us.

Our nurses have opportunities to work in critical access hospitals, community hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, long term care environments, clinics, and hospital outpatient services. We also offer amazing opportunities for professional development and advancement, as well as tuition reimbursement and scholarships.

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Programs Available

Nurse Orientation and Residency Program

Monument Health is proud to offer a robust Nurse Residency Program to all new graduate Registered Nurses. As a new graduate nurse, you will benefit from this unique opportunity in professional development, critical thinking, time management, and leadership training. Recommended by the Joint Commission in 2002 and endorsed by the American Nurses Association and Institutes of Medicine in 2010, Nurse Residency Programs provide hands-on experience for newly graduated nurses to “bridge the gap” between formal nursing education and professional practice. Learn more here.

Monument Health Foundation Scholarship Programs

Monument Health Foundation has a variety of scholarships available to help students pursue their educational goals in the nursing field. The scholarships are selected in coordination between university staff and Monument Health leadership. The funds are stewarded by the Monument Health Foundation. The Gwendolyn Stearns scholarship program gives caregivers the ability to receive up to $3,500 per semester. In the spring of 2021, the Dr. Mark Harlow Family Health Care Scholarships will launch, with one USD nursing student being awarded the $1,000 scholarship for the fall semester. Also, The Hillrom and Ron Trautman medical scholarships are expanding to offer scholarships for nursing students at South Dakota State University and University of South Dakota. The Hillrom scholarship will total $2,500 and the Trautman scholarship will be $1,000. Watch for announcements for application times and and processes.

Student Loan Forgiveness

Our caregivers are the heart and soul of our organization. In step with one of our key priorities – be a great place to work – Monument Health has initiated a Student Loan Forgiveness Program. If eligible, payments will be made monthly directly to your student loan lender, reducing or eliminating the student loan payment that you make.

Tuition Reimbursement

It is the philosophy of Monument Health that its caregivers should be lifelong learners. In line with this, the Educational Assistance or Tuition Reimbursement program is offered to caregivers after six months of continuous service with the organization. Courses being requested for reimbursement must be offered by an accredited university as recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. The amount of reimbursement is based on the full-time or part-time status of the employee. Refer to Policy titled, ‘Assistance for Education, Certifications, and Training’. Full Time Caregivers are eligible for up to $2,800 per fiscal year, and Part Time Caregivers are eligible for up to $1,400 per fiscal year

BSN Completion Program

In our effort to make a difference every day and support an exceptional nursing workforce, Monument Health has partnered with the University of South Dakota to offer a Monument Health BSN Completion Program. Monument Health will pay for the nursing credit hours for ADN-prepared registered nurses to attain their BSN over two years through the University of South Dakota in exchange for service after graduation. The application process begins in January/February for a fall start.

Certification Assistance Program

Monument Health encourages caregiver educational development and creates an environment that promotes caregiver engagement, lifelong learning and accountability throughout the organization. This certification program was established to help support educational development by providing certification assistance to caregivers to enhance their current skill levels and to promote development above and beyond the currently required skills for a caregiver’s position. Eligible caregivers must have worked for Monument Health for at least 6 months, working a minimum of 40 hours per pay period. One certification per fiscal year. In a two-year period, up to $650 can be reimbursed.

Referral Program

The Referral Program recognizes and rewards eligible caregivers for successful referral of candidates. Monetary referral bonuses will be awarded for positions, to include part-time and full-time Patient Care Champions and Nurse Aids, Medical Technologists, Registered Nurses, and Advanced Practice Clinicians. Bonuses range from $500-$5,000

Continuing Education Days

In conjunction with the Nursing Division Education Philosophy, education days beyond orientation and mandatory education may be granted to caregivers within nursing services.

  • Two education days (16 hours) annually for FT caregivers
  • One education day (8 hours) annually for PT caregivers

Caregivers are encouraged to use these paid educational hours as an opportunity to increase their knowledge in an area of interest, including but not limited to: symposiums, iLearn courses and community-offered health education.

Nursing Clinical Development Ladder

The NCDL is a tool developed specifically for Monument Health. It is a structured system to provide career advancement while while allowing nurses to remain in the clinical setting. It encourages development through continuing education, commitment to quality care, dedication to patient experience, certifications, in-services, inter-personal relationships, councils, community service, and development of leadership qualities.

The financial benefit depends on the level you achieve and maintain, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 during the two year achievement period.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or if you would like more information,
please feel free to contact us.

Human Resources
P.O. Box 6000
Rapid City, SD 57709

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