Ballad Health Nurses
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Careers for nurses at Ballad Health

RN, LPN & CNA Jobs Hiring Now

Looking for the next big step in your healthcare career? Ballad Health is actively recruiting nurses to join our team.

From sign-on bonuses to advancement opportunities, we want you to grow with us.

Don’t live in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia? No problem. We are currently offering a relocation bonus of $2,000 for qualifying applicants.

We’re also offering sign-on bonuses up to $15,000 for a wide range of positions in our facilities.

Why choose Ballad?

We’re invested in making this a great place to work by providing our nurses with competitive salaries, student loan assistance and an extensive range of benefits.
Desi, Ballad Health nurse
Open RN, LPN and CNA positions
Nursing careers at Ballad Health

Ballad Health is a non-profit healthcare system formed in 2018 – created from the merger of two health systems that were an integral part of the Appalachian Highlands region.

As a Ballad Health nurse, you’ll work at the forefront of healthcare innovation. Our facilities are nationally recognized for our clinical research and advanced technology. Serving a rural area also gives you the unique opportunity to help communities with diverse needs.

Learn more about Ballad Health.

Locations in the Appalachian Highlands
Sign-on bonuses of up to $15,000 for RNs

Life and work in the Appalachian Highlands

Nestled in the stunning Appalachian Highlands, our hospitals offer a picturesque backdrop for your nursing career. Experience the beauty of the mountains, all while making a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. Here are just a few added benefits that make this a great place to live and work:

  • Low cost of living
  • No state income tax if you live and work in Tennessee
  • Beautiful landscape, perfect for camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking and more
  • Fantastic local entertainment, including music, festivals, great food and regional artistry
  • Safe communities that are developing and evolving every year

Learn more about life and activities in the Appalachian Highlands.

photo: aerial view of Johnson City Medical Center facility

Competitive salary & benefits

We’re here to listen to our patients and meet their needs, but we know our patients aren’t the only ones with a story to tell. For our team members to be fully equipped to care for our patients and the community, we know you need to be cared for as well. 

Ballad Health offers bonuses, competitive pay and benefits in order to attract the best talent to serve our patients.

Learn more about employee benefits.

The pay is good. They’ve always supported me in my education or learning.
– Chris, RN

Benefits for nurses & nursing students

Student loan assistance program

Our student loan assistance program is designed to help employed newly graduated, licensed RNs and LPNs in the repayment of their student loans.

Student scholarship work agreement

Get financial help with tuition, standard fees and books, minus other scholarships with the agreement that you’ll join the Ballad Health team upon your graduation.

Advancement & professional development

Team members are encouraged to pursue professional certifications, and we offer tuition reimbursement for continued education.

Childcare discounts

Team members will receive a 30% reduced rate and priority enrollment in high-quality childcare so their kids can grow, learn and play.

Travel nursing in our service area

RNs can work rotating assignments within our internal nursing agency at various locations throughout the Appalachian Highlands.

RN & LPN student opportunities

Ballad Health offers paid nursing opportunities that allow students to engage in hands-on learning while earning an income.

Free CNA classes & certification

We offer no-cost training in Tennessee and Virginia to become a licensed CNA and have open positions if you’re already certified. There are in-person classes as well as a hybrid online and in-person program.

Learn more about our free CNA classes and certification.

Apply online

Ready to apply? From med surg to birthing center and primary care nursing positions, there are so many different positions that might be right for you. Browse the job openings currently available at Ballad Health by clicking the button below.

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Hiring events

Want to talk to someone in-person? We’re hosting hiring events throughout the year to answer any questions you might have. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about nursing career paths, please contact one of our recruiters at or call (423) 302‑3299.