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Ascension Careers

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
As a faith-based healthcare organization, we’re dedicated to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially the impoverished and vulnerable. Our Mission, Vision and Values drive us to transform healthcare through innovation across the entire continuum ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Ascension joins the Catholic Health Association of the United States in condemning racism and discrimination in all its forms. We call for a renewed commitment to justice and peace based in respect and love. We ask all Americans to join in this effort and to pray for the healing presence of God to enter our hearts and minds as we deal with the issue of racial discrimination and injustice.

  • Our nurses at Ascension inspire our patients, other nurses and all members of the healthcare team every day. Today, this week and throughout the Year of the Nurse, we celebrate our nurses and their critical role in patient care.

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Ascension – Why Work With Us?

As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension operates more than 2,600 sites of care across the nation. Led by a shared Mission, Vision and Values, our approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers, are working together to transform healthcare and to express our priorities when providing care and services.

Our Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Our Culture and Values

In addition to guiding how we practice patient care, our Mission, Vision and Values shape our workplace and our culture. At Ascension, we strive to create an environment that nurtures relationships, cultivates talent and supports our associates. As an Ascension associate, you can expect a work environment that fosters:

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Respect and inclusion
  • Creativity and quality
  • Workplace spirituality
  • Advocacy and a heart for service
  • Growth and development


At Ascension, we believe that our nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. Delivering healthcare the right way starts with recognizing you for your life-changing work; and listening to you to ensure that you have a voice in caring for your patients. Our nurses told us what's important to them and we listened. That's why, as an Ascension nurse, you can expect:

  • Staffing Support - We offer flexible staffing based on patient volume so nurses don't get overwhelmed.
  • Teamwork - Our open, highly collaborative and inclusive work environment allows nurses to identify and share ideas across disciplines so we can all give better care.
  • Scheduling Options - From self-scheduling to flexible shifts, we're implementing new ways to offer nurses more and better options.
  • Learning & Growth - Our nurses get access to a wide range of learning opportunities and support. Our expansive national health system also gives nurses choices for growing their careers.

Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community while getting the support you deserve. Learn more about nursing at Ascension today.

Premium Pay Nursing

Ascension understands there are many seasons in life and a career you are passionate about should accommodate that. To support work-life balance, we're offering premium pay to nurses who join our team in a short-term capacity. Now you can enjoy the flexibility to be both career-minded and family-focused.

If you are an RN with at least two years of experience, we invite you to explore our premium pay, short-term nursing opportunities in Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Kansas, Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Maryland.


Ascension Living is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate, and personalized care that empowers our seniors to age successfully and safely – so they can enjoy living healthier and happier lives. We offer rewarding careers for CNAs, LPNs, RNs, and many other disciplines.

With more than 50+ senior living communities in 12 states and Washington D.C., serving more than 10,000 residents, we’re the 4th-largest non-profit senior living system in the country. We are proud that Presence Life Connections is a part of the Ascension Living family. We are balancing care with caution. Our communities have implemented strict safety precautions to help minimize exposure risks for coronavirus (COVID-19) for our patients and care teams.

For CNA careers specifically, we offer opportunities in the following states: Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan.

Why join our team?

We offer rewarding career paths for RNs, LPNs and CNAs by providing resources and tools to help our associates proactively manage their physical, emotional and spiritual well being. As one of our associates, enjoy:

  • A great team and culture
  • Opportunities for advancement within Ascension
  • Generous PTO, excellent (and affordable) medical, dental, vision and retirement (with a match)
  • Tuition reimbursement, discount programs and more

Integrity. Accountability. Professionalism.

These are the qualities you've developed through your service in the Armed Forces - It's also why Ascension welcomes and values your unique veteran experience.

As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. Our commitment to you, is even greater.

Military veterans can be found in all areas of our organization; information services and cyber security, biomedical engineering, facilities management, nursing and clinical care management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

Whether you're transitioning to a civilian career or are seeking an opportunity that allows you to continue to serve others, the skills you gained in the military - translate into a rewarding career with us.

Solving the Challenges in Healthcare Through Design Thinking.

At Ascension, our Mission compels us to create change through transformative thinking and innovative solutions. In response to this calling, our Mission-Inspired Transformation (MiT) teams dedicate their focus and passion to creating innovative change across the continuum of care. This mission-inspired work of transformation through innovation multiplies our impact on the person and communities we are privileged to serve.

In our transformation environment, associates explore and collaborate to develop, deploy and drive innovative change. Together, our MiT associates bring their ideas to life to create best-in-class, scalable solutions that address health needs of today, as well as help us evolve for the long run. Together, we are reimagining the delivery of a truly people-centered healthcare experience and designing the healthcare model of the future.

Join us as we drive new innovations and change the way healthcare is delivered. Learn more.

Ascension Reviews

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Ascension Photos

Ascension photo of: Ascension associates celebrating National Have Fun at Work Day
Ascension photo of: Some of Ascension’s night shift security and maintenance staff at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
Ascension photo of: Our allied health professionals do more than support our physicians and our nurses. Every day, they are the backbone of our organization.
Ascension photo of: Meet Lindsay, a contract RN turned full-time associate, at Saint Thomas Health.
Ascension photo of: scension St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw shared a sneak peek at plans for the emergency care center expansion, expected to open in Spring 2021
Ascension photo of: A patient at Ascension Via Christi in Wichita, KS recently brought beautiful flowers to thank his care team for their kindness
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Ascension Interviews



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    in person interview with department head and floor supervisor. Asked questions about resume, education, and a few behavioral based questions. Took about thirty minutes and received a decision within 48 hours.

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Ascension Awards & Accolades

  • Joy in Medicine Recognition, AMA, 2019
  • Innovation Center to Know, Becker's Hospital Review, 2019
  • Healthcare's Most Wired, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), 2019
  • U.S.News and World Report Best Hospitals, US News & World Report, 2018
  • Best Nursing Homes 2020, Newsweek, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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