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Cardiac Nursing

Cardiovascular Nursing
The Ohio State University
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital


State-of-the-Art, Highly Respected

  • One of only a few dedicated academic heart hospitals and medical centers nationwide offering highly specialized cardiac treatments
  • Home to the only adult heart transplant program in central Ohio
  • Opportunity to work with complex cases across a complete spectrum of heart and vascular care (diagnostics, heart pumps and mechanical-assist devices, robot-assisted surgical procedures, artificial heart and heart transplantation) in a world-class facility that features computerized charting, Pyxis®, stereotaxis machines and six on-site cath labs


Energy, Innovation and Skill

  • Unique universal patient care model gives patients and caregivers a continuum of cardiovascular care for more efficient, more personalized care delivery
  • A working environment that fosters close, meaningful relationships with patients and families, as well as among co-workers
  • Low staff turnover and low nurse-to-patient ratios afford the opportunity for beneficial and rewarding care and relational experiences
  • Strong nurse management team that recognizes and appreciates the important contributions from nursing staff
  • Positive culture built upon shared values of customer service, trust and teamwork in an interdisciplinary team environment in which nursing input is sought and desired
  • Clinical expertise of world-renowned physicians combined with scientific discoveries of Ohio State’s Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research
  • Institute to give patients the most advanced cardiovascular care and sophisticated technologies   anywhere


Professional Development

  • Clinical educators on each floor provide regular, ongoing in-service training
  • Opportunities to grow in other areas of cardiac care, such as peripheral vascular and transplant
  • Extensive orientation and ongoing training from some of nation’s best cardiology nurses
  • 16-week paid nurse internship program for newly licensed nurses that combines hands-on clinical experience with classroom learning
  • Monthly nursing grand rounds, grand rounds and other continuing education programs


“Being at an academic medical center, you are going to see more complex patients; however, because of the universal patient-bed model, we are able to get to know the patients and their families on an intimate level. Instead of patients moving two or three times during their stay, they remain in one place with one nursing staff.”

— Nurse Manager, Ross Heart Hospital


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