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Nursing at Hendrick

If you are ready to be part of a carefully selected team dedicated to exceptional care, picture yourself at Hendrick. Hendrick Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital located in Abilene and Brownwood, Texas, providing healthcare services to 24 surrounding counties since 1924.

Our nursing team provides consistent, compassionate, high quality care that is patient-focused and aligned with the Christian mission and vision of Hendrick. With a range of nursing services available and outstanding benefits offered, you can be assured that Hendrick Medical Center is the right place for you.

Pathway to Excellence Designation

Hendrick Medical Center has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation for the fourth time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The Pathway to Excellence designation recognizes the essential elements of an ideal nursing practice environment where nurses can flourish. The designation confirms the professional satisfaction of nurses at Hendrick Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work. Hendrick first received the distinction in 2007, and was re-designated in 2010, 2013 and 2016. Institutions are eligible to receive designation every three years.

Hendrick Nursing Services

  • Acute Medical Care
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Cardiac Interventional Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Case Management
  • Correctional Health Nursing
  • Critical Care (CCU)
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency Department (Level III Trauma Center)
  • General Surgery Inpatient Care
  • Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation
  • Hendrick HouseCalls (Home Health)
  • Clinic Nursing with Hendrick Provider Network
  • Hospice (Inpatient & Home Care)
  • Infusion Services
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Mother/Baby Care
  • Neurological Telemetry
  • Nursery/NICU
  • Observation Unit
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Progressive Care
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Surgical Services (PAT, Pre-Op, OR, PACU)

Perks at Hendrick*

  • Exceptional benefits packages
  • Bonuses for select units
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance
  • Career ladder
  • National certification reimbursement
  • NurseLink/RN Residency for new RNs
  • Individualized nursing orientation
  • Multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals
  • Multifaceted healthcare system with a range of services
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunities for growth and leadership

Nurse Residency Program

At Hendrick, we understand the challenges nurses face in their transition from student to professional, particularly in the first year. The Hendrick Nurse Residency Program is the bridge between education and practice, using three components to prepare and to support newly licensed RNs as they build careers devoted to caring for others.

  • 12 month program
  • Monthly seminars cover leadership, quality outcomes, professional role, and evidenced-based practice
  • All newly licensed RNs are automatically enrolled into the program
New critical care unit nurses at Hendrick Medical Center will also be part of a CCU fellowship. Start dates for the program are as follows:

August 2024 RN Graduates

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 ( To be eligible for the Early Commit Bonus, candidates must apply by June 1, 2024)

Start Date: September 9, 2024

Fellowship Start Date: September 18, 2024

December 2024 RN Graduates

Application Deadline: October 1, 2024

Start Date: February 3, 2025

Fellowship Start Date: February 12, 2024

May 2025 RN Graduates

Application Deadline: March 1, 2025

Start Date: June 16, 2025

Fellowship Start Date: June 25, 2025

For more information, contact Nurse Recruitment at 325-670-4303
or email

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