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100 Nurses in 100 days

In an all-out effort to attract the best nurses to work at one of the nation’s top health care institutions, the U-M Health System (UMHS) has launched an aggressive campaign to recruit 100 new nurses in 100 days.

The hiring push, which began in late September, includes advertising, an enhanced Web site and a career fair that was held Oct. 6. By late December, UMHS hopes to have 100 new nurses on the payroll.

Demand is especially high for nurses with experience working in general medical/surgical hospital units, but UMHS, preparing for continued growth, has openings in many areas of its adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient facilities. People associated with the health system say it has some of the best wages, benefits and working conditions in the state.

“We’re proud of the positive climate we’ve created for nurses, and we want to find the best and most passionate new candidates to join us,” nurse recruiting leader Carrie Dawson says. She emphasizes that all experienced nurses and senior nursing students are welcome to inquire about opportunities at UMHS.

UMHS employs more than 1,900 full-time and 400 part-time staff nurses, as well as more than 70 nurse managers and directors. They are able to participate in a variety of practice environments, including intensive, emergency, acute, trauma and Survival Flight air-ambulance care.

Since 1975, staff nurses have been represented by the Michigan Nurses Association, which calls UMHS salaries the “most competitive in the Michigan nursing labor market.”

For more information, call (877) NURSE-UMHS, visit or e-mail

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