Career Services

The career services offered by our staff within the Office of Student Affairs and Success provides insight into career pathways and skills preparation. We provide a personalized experience, as all career paths are different and unique to you. It is never too early to become career ready. Our services can assist students interested in internships, employment upon graduation and any job in between. We currently offer virtual and in-person appointments in a variety of areas. Take advantage of these resources and become career ready, ahead of graduation.

These services and events are only offered to current College of Nursing students.

If you have ideas for career service programming, please email Lucy Muchmore.


Explore the services we offer:

Resume Review

A resume is a large part of the hiring process that can help you tell your story. Learn how to customize your resume and make yourself stand out from other candidates.

To make an appointment, please call the Office of Student Affairs and Success at 614-292-4041. One hour appointments are scheduled on the hour or the half hour.

Please email your resume to Lucy Muchmore prior to the appointment. Sending a Word document is ideal in order to allow for editing.

Sample resume and tips

Cover Letter Review

A cover letter is a large part of the hiring process and can help you tell your story. Learn how to customize your cover letter and move forward in your job search journey.

To make an appointment, please call the Office of Student Affairs and Success at 614-292-4041. One hour appointments are scheduled on the hour or the half hour.

Please email your cover letter to Lucy Muchmore prior to the appointment. Sending a Word document is ideal in order to allow for editing.

Sample cover letter and checklist

Mock Interview

You will able to experience the feel of an actual interview, including what to wear and how to answer interview questions. You will be provided with feedback at the end of the session based on your performance.

The mock interview is to be treated as a real virtual interview. You should come prepared to the mock interview as if it were a professional job opportunity.

To make an appointment, please call the Office of Student Affairs and Success at 614-292-4041. One hour appointments are scheduled on the hour or the half hour.

Interview question tips and examples

Online Interview Preparation

This online session will provide students the opportunity to experience an online interview with tips and tricks to help make the virtual meeting go smoothly.

To make an appointment, please call the Office of Student Affairs and Success at 614-292-4041. One hour appointments are scheduled on the hour or the half hour.

Job Exploration

Not quite sure what job to apply for after graduation? Thinking about doing something outside of bedside nursing? Set up an appointment to go over different career options, continuing education, shadowing opportunities and more!

To make an appointment, please call the Office of Student Affairs and Success at 614-292-4041. One hour appointments are scheduled on the hour or the half hour.

Career Preparation Milestones

Select your program below for a downloadable PDF of milestones to help you prepare for employment upon graduation.

Lucy Muchmore
Career Services Coordinator

Message from Lucy Muchmore

I am excited to support the career services needs of the College of Nursing students. These opportunities will allow you to learn strategies to make you a strong candidate for employment in the healthcare profession. I am very excited to help you as you begin your journey into becoming career ready!


Employer of the Month: University Hospitals

University Hospitals (UH) is the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with more than 30,000 employees.

We serve the needs of patients through an integrated network of 21 hospitals (including five joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities and over 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. UH features a physician network of 1,780 employed physicians and 3,500 affiliated members of our medical staff. More than 1,100 residents and fellows train each year at UH in more than 100 residency and fellowship programs.

Benefits and Wellness

Being well goes beyond physical health. It includes financial security, satisfaction at work and balance in your personal life – all the things that affect your sense of well-being. At University Hospitals, we offer a wide range of comprehensive, valuable market-competitive benefits and programs in order to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We are committed to providing employees with the information, resources and support they need to achieve their personal health and wellness goals.

Extraordinary Nurses

At University Hospitals, our extraordinary nurses enable us to advance the science of health and the art of compassion. And in turn, we help our nurses thrive by equipping them with the environment they need to empower, advocate, innovate and achieve excellence in human caring. Because when nurses shape their own vision of success, they grow beyond bounds. When nurses collaborate on groundbreaking research, they forge the future of healthcare. When nurses are encouraged to advocate for patients’ best interests, they take family-focused care to new heights. When nurses have a voice that’s valued, everyone benefits. But especially you.

New graduate registered nurses are offered benefits including loan repayment, tuition reimbursement, sign-on bonuses (certain units), referral bonuses, free parking and employee perk programs. All new graduate RNs are enrolled in our yearlong nurse residency program. Click here to apply today!

Hear from one of our new nurses, Patrick, RN, BSN

Nurse Patrick

I have been working at UH as a new graduate RN since July 2023, in UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

During nursing school, I was a Nurse Tech at a community hospital in their emergency department. This student nursing job let me see the flow of nurses and other healthcare workers (especially higher acuity units in my case), as well as learn how to communicate with other disciplines in the hospital.

I choose UH because I wanted to work in a hospital that valued both the science and work of nursing (research opportunities, continuing education, EBP, etc.), as well as a place that I would enjoy coming into every day. UH set a standard from the start of my job application journey that showed a place can be both of these things.

I stay at UH because I feel seen and heard as a nurse (new graduate nurse). Since beginning my career, I have always felt that I have had my PICU team at my side, willing to help or teach whenever it is necessary.

U.S. Army Medical Department

Why choose the Army Medical Department as a nursing student?

Embark on a transformative journey towards a fulfilling nursing career with the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and uncover your passion for serving our nation's defenders and their families.

Our healthcare professionals play an indispensable role in delivering exceptional care and support to service members, veterans and their loved ones. Whether providing front-line medical care in combat zones, conducting groundbreaking research in specialized treatment facilities or offering vital mental health support, the Army Medical Field offers diverse avenues for you to make a meaningful impact.

At the forefront of military medicine, the Army Medical Field fosters a collaborative, team-oriented approach to healthcare delivery. Here, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals who share your commitment to excellence and service.

As a nursing student, you have the unique opportunity to join this esteemed tradition of service and contribute to the legacy of excellence established by the Army Nurse Corps. The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) provides financial assistance to eligible students pursuing nursing degrees, covering full tuition, a monthly stipend and additional benefits in exchange for a service commitment to the Army.

Through the HPSP program, nursing students gain invaluable hands-on experience and training in military healthcare settings, preparing them to excel in their future nursing careers. HPSP participants have the opportunity to hone their clinical skills and leadership abilities while making a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Who are we?

Established in 1775, the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) has a storied legacy of providing exceptional healthcare to service members and their families. Our mission is steadfast: to uphold the health and readiness of the Army and its personnel by delivering world-class medical care and support.

At the heart of our medical mission lies the Army Nurse Corps, an integral component of the AMEDD. Since its inception in 1901, the Army Nurse Corps has been at the forefront of military nursing, offering compassionate care to those who bravely serve our country. From the battlefields of World War I to today's theaters of conflict, Army nurses have demonstrated unwavering courage, dedication and professionalism in the face of adversity.

The Army Nurse Corps boasts a rich history of accomplishments, including pioneering advancements in battlefield medicine, triage and trauma care. Army nurses have played pivotal roles in saving lives and easing suffering during times of both war and peace, earning the respect and admiration of their peers and patients alike.

About the Army Medical Department (AMEDD)

Committed to excellence in healthcare delivery and professional development, the U.S. Army Medical Department provides nursing students with world-class training and access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and resources. Recognized as a top employer for diversity and inclusion, the Army Medical Field offers a supportive and inclusive environment where nursing students can thrive.

With a steadfast commitment to serving our nation's heroes, the Army Medical Department offers comprehensive care and support to service members and their families globally. From routine medical care to groundbreaking research initiatives, we remain at the forefront of advancing the health and well-being of our military community.

The Army Medical Field encompasses a wide range of nursing specialties, including but not limited to:

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency/Trauma Nursing
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology Nursing
  • Pediatrics Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing

How to join the Army Medical Field as a nursing student

Whether you're passionate about patient care, research or specialized nursing roles, we welcome nursing students who are driven by a desire to make a difference. Embark on this transformative journey with us and discover why a nursing career in the Army Medical Field is more than just a job—it's a calling.

For more information about the HPSP program and other opportunities in the Army Medical Field for nursing students, feel free to contact SSG Anthony Mcafee at:

1335 Dublin Rd #85A
Columbus, OH 43215

Cell: 513-291-6385
Office: 614-405-2046

Text anytime (Calls M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)


Medical-surgical nurse and 1st Lt. Katie Von Fange, RN describes her experience working with the U.S. Army and how the Army can support her educational and career goals.

For more U.S. Army nursing information visit or contact SSG Anthony McAfee at 614-405-2046.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital?

Find your passion, pursue your purpose in a fulfilling nursing career at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Our nurses are critical to providing the best outcomes for kids. They touch every area of our hospital to make lives better for kids and their families. From inpatient care, medical specialty care and the operating room, to behavioral health, research, outpatient clinics, home care and more, whatever your passion is, we have a place for you.

We are a national leader in pediatric medicine, with a family-centered, team approach to not only heal the kids we care for, but to inspire our amazing nurses every step of the way. It’s not just the job you do. It’s the people and the workplace collaboration. It’s the opportunity to grow your nursing career. It’s being appreciated for who you are. Nationwide Children’s can be the place that fuels your passion to make a difference.

From patient care assistants, staff RNs, clinical leads and specialized advanced practice providers, Nationwide Children’s needs you. We are hiring for nursing positions in a wide range of specialties. We have part-time, full-time and float nursing positions across our inpatient, ambulatory and homecare and community-based services.

About Nationwide Children’s

Nationwide Children's Hospital recently received ANCC Magnet® Designation for the fifth time! We are the only pediatric hospital in the state of Ohio to have achieved this designation five times. Our nursing staff has long been one of the best in the United States, and this distinction recognizes what we have always known about our nurses and the excellence in patient care they provide. Magnet® recognized hospitals exhibit improved nurse-to-patient ratios, increased levels of patient satisfaction, reduced mortality and morbidity rates and significantly higher educational preparation of the registered nurse workforce.

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” for the 10th consecutive year, Nationwide Children’s is one of America’s largest not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems. Forbes also named Nationwide Children’s as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and “America’s Best Employers for Diversity.”

Nationwide Children’s staff of more than 14,000 provides state-of-the-art care and diagnostic treatment during more than 1.7 million patient visits every year. We provide unique expertise in pediatric population health, behavioral health, genomics and health equity as the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to best outcomes for the health of the whole child.

How to apply for a nursing job at Nationwide Children’s

Our nurses say that working in pediatrics is incredibly rewarding. We offer a fast-paced environment, competitive pay, benefits and more. So, whether or not you have pediatric experience, we invite you to join our team!


Why OhioHealth?

When you become a nurse at an OhioHealth care site, you apply your essential skills to improve the health and wellness of our patients — all with support from the largest health system in the region. We empower you to take your career where you want it to go, from providing community-based hospital care to tertiary care including advanced trauma care, critical care and more.

Every day presents something new and exciting for our nurses. There are boundless opportunities to spread your wings as a care provider, often in ways you never imagined. We have programs in place to help you transition or evolve your nursing practice as your interests further develop.

With unmatched education benefits (up to $5,250 tuition benefit per year), physical and emotional wellness resources and a robust recognition program, it’s clear why nurses choose to advance their career at OhioHealth.

About OhioHealth

We are a family of 35,000+ associates, physicians and volunteers. Our system includes 15 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health services spanning 50 Ohio counties.

OhioHealth has three MAGNET designated care sites: Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital and Mansfield Hospital. We’re also consistently ranked as a Great Place to Work®. For 14 years and counting, we have received the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® award with great pride. Other honors include PEOPLE Companies that Care® 2021 and Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma™ 2021.

How to apply for a nursing job at OhioHealth

If you’re a new acute care registered nurse who wants to transition to bedside care, we can help you gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be an OhioHealth nurse. Our residents benefit from centralized recruitment during the application, interview and hiring process. To learn more and apply, visit

Denise Williams, BSN '95, MS '15 shares her experience working at OhioHealth.

Cleveland Clinic

What makes nursing at Cleveland Clinic unique?

Cleveland Clinic is proud to support caregivers personally and professionally so that they can provide the best care to patients. For instance, nurses at all U.S. Cleveland Clinic locations can participate in Cleveland Clinic's student loan repayment program, which starting on day 1 provides up to $5,250 a year for up to three years ($15,750 total). To set you up for success, all new graduate nurses participate in a year-long nurse residency program, customized to meet you where you are and build your confidence as you begin your career.

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How to apply for a nursing job at Cleveland Clinic

There are many opportunities for new grad nurses in all specialties at Cleveland Clinic locations in Ohio and Florida, where you'll have endless opportunities to build the knowledge and skills you need to excel while customizing your career path to fit your goals. Search for new grad nursing careers on our career site, where each job posting also has links so that you can directly email or schedule time on a recruiter’s calendar to learn more before applying.

How does Cleveland Clinic’s residency program support new graduate nurses?

Watch a testimonial from Ohio State College of Nursing Graduate Entry Neonatal Nurse Practitioner student Alexandra (Alex) Gunner, Neonatal ICU RN at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

What makes it unique as an employer:

One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers healthcare services in virtually every specialty and subspecialty in medicine. Thousands of patients come to us each month for treatments and services they cannot find anywhere else. Providing access to health care information is core to our research, education and patient care mission. At Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, we’re dedicated to improving health in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care. 

Did you know The Wexner Medical Center includes seven hospitals:

  • University Hospital
  • Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
  • Ohio State Harding Hospital
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
  • East Hospital
  • Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Brain and Spine Hospital

How students can apply for jobs:

We would encourage sophomores and juniors to apply to student nurse associate positions (posting number R81399). We also offer an externship program the summer between junior and senior years; that application will be available after the first of the year.

Seniors can apply now to our new graduate nurse residency postings:

  • R85661 – Buckeye Nurse Residency
  • R85638 – New Graduate Perioperative Nurse Residency
  • R85641 – The James Acute Care Residency
  • R85642 – The James Critical Care Residency
  • R85643 – The James Perioperative Nurse Residency
  • R87657 – The James Emergency Services Nurse Residency

All seniors will be interviewed for specific staff nurse positions based on their area of interest and their background.  Our managers use behavioral-based interview questions. Most areas will also offer shadow experiences after the interview so the candidate can see the particular unit and meet their potential co-workers. All new graduate nurses will be a part of our accredited nurse residency program. Learn more about the Buckeye Nurse Residency Program and The James Nurse Residency Program!

A testimonial from one of our nurses and a College of Nursing graduate:

Chloé Ferrall

I began my RN career at Ohio State after having worked as an SNA during my BSN program here at Ohio State. I choose to stay at Ohio State for many reasons, one of them being the encouragement for professional development opportunities like the Clinical Ladder Program, incentives to become certified and staff-lead initiatives/projects that we facilitate through ULC. My absolute favorite thing about being a nurse at Ohio State is the comradery that comes with being a Buckeye. Being a Buckeye is something that we are all proud of, and it shows in the quality of care that we are proud to give together as a team that includes my fellow RNs, physicians, RTs, therapy and so many others!

-Chloé Ferrall, BSN, RN, CCRN
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital



For employers

Our team also assists prospective employers to set up visits to the college to share employment opportunities with students. Please contact Lucy Muchmore for more information. Virtual events and in-person options are available at this time.


Contact the Office of Student Affairs and Success at 614-292-4041.