As the heart and soul of the hospital, our nurses set the standard for excellence in patient care and quality. Whatever your nursing talents and interests, we have a place for you. Patients and their families rely on our nurses daily to assist them in the healing process, both physically and mentally. Our goal is to ensure nurses are trained and nurtured to be the best they can be in order to truly make a difference in patient’s lives.

Nurses at CHI Memorial have the opportunity to actively participate in decisions affecting their practice environment through involvement within the shared governance structure and play a vital role in the promotion of standardization and application of best practices to ensure the delivery of safe patient care.

RN residency program


CHI Memorial RN Residency Program at CHI Memorial is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

Accredited since 2017, CHI Memorial’s RN Residency Program was the first in Tennessee to achieve accreditation. As of December 2019 nearly 500 new graduate nurses have completed the residency since our first cohort in July 2015 when our program was revamped. New nurses gain exposure to different areas, find a department that’s a great fit for both the nurse and their team and feel comfortable in their new roles as they strive to grow in their careers. Learn more

Educational Opportunities

CHI Memorial encourages associates to strive for self-improvement through training and education, and assists both full and part-time associates with tuition reimbursement. CHI Memorial also provides an educational allowance each year for both part-time and full-time RNs and LPNs.

Certified Emergency Nurse Exam Review Offered by CHI Memorial

CHI Memorial will host a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) Exam Review Dec. 9 - 10, 2023, in the CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Community Rooms.  Classes will be 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. The review is open to all nurses in the community regardless of where they are employed. 

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant in successfully obtaining CEN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos, and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN Exam.  This review will provide a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, as well as a foundation for further study as the participant works toward emergency nursing certification.

The course administrator offers a ‘pass guarantee’ and will refund the full tuition to those who do not pass the certification exam after taking the review course and meet the refund requirements. 


If you're a nursing student in an RN program, CHI Memorial offers you the opportunity to gain experience and use educational tools to get your nursing career on the right track. Nursing students may qualify for specific jobs at CHI Memorial while progressing through school, including Nurse Tech 1, Nurse Tech 2 and Nurse Intern.

Nursing Vision

We are engaged and innovative individuals providing exceptional care, passionate professionals grounded in evidence-based practice, compassionate caregivers healing in a faith-based environment.

2019 Nursing Annual Report

CHI Memorial's 2019 Nursing Annual Report provides an overview of nursing education, engagement, governance and professional practice. Learn more