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Nursing Benefits

Earn a great living and have a great life

OSU Medical Center leads all central Ohio hospitals in nursing salaries and additional compensation. But OSU Medical Center offers much more than great pay.

As a top academic medical center, we offer all the cultural, social and academic advantages of The Ohio State University. OSU is the top-ranked public university in Ohio and is located in Columbus, the largest and fastest-growing city in the state. From quality theaters and museums to nationally ranked athletics, we have many extra benefits you just can't put a pricetag on.

OSU Medical Center offers highly competitive financial rewards as well as a number of other unique benefits that make the total package extremely attractive to our nurses. OSU nurses are eligible for:

  • Paid time off, including 96 vacation hours and 120 sick hours
  • Impressive salary package including competitive base rates
  • Generous off-shift and weekend-shift differentials
  • Time-and-a-half overtime pay after 40 hours per week, double-time after 52 hours
  • Numerous pay incentives, including premium holiday pay, on-call pay and charge nurse differential
  • 3.5 percent certification differential
  • Clinical Ladder program

Nurses also receive the following OSU benefits:

  • Choice of four different medical insurance plans to suit your specific healthcare needs
  • Dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Choice of two excellent retirement plans, including the Public Employees Retirement System
  • No-cost life insurance equal to 2.5 times your annual salary
  • Long-term disability coverage and optional short-term disability coverage
  • Savings programs, including tax-deferred annuities, flexible spending programs and state employee credit union
  • Free tuition to attend classes at The Ohio State University
  • Half-price tuition for eligible dependents
  • Special access to all of Ohio State's facilities – everything from the outstanding fitness facilities to movies, plays, concerts, lectures, art exhibits, libraries, Big Ten sporting events and more