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Cleveland Clinic has a long history of excellence, being consistently recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. In order to continue this legacy of world-class care, the need for registered nurses remains critical and nurses are expected to be a focus of recruitment well into the future. As a large research and teaching hospital, we offer nurses opportunities to work on the cutting edge of nursing care, using state-of-the-art technology and new treatment options, and having at hand a broad spectrum of support to affect nursing practice and improve patient care. Cleveland Clinic strives to provide unique benefits and opportunities for our nurses both in and out of the workplace.

Find out more about nursing career opportunities

A variety of schedules are offered by the Zielony Nursing Institute on main campus as well as at many community hospitals. Scheduling is decentralized which allows each unit the flexibility to meet both the department needs and the individual nurses’ needs. While maintaining the balance you desire between work and home life, you will have the opportunity to join the ranks of a nursing team with a reputation for excellence.

We offer:

  • 8 Hour Shifts
  • 12 Hour Shifts
  • Combination of 8 and 12 Hour Shifts
  • Full Time/Part Time
  • PRN Program
  • Parent Shift Program
Full Time/Part Time

An individual is considered full time if they are hired for and work a minimum of 72 hours bi-weekly.

An individual is considered part-time if they are hired for and work a maximum of 71 hours or a minimum of 40 hours bi-weekly.


If you are looking for a flexible schedule, competitive rate of pay and tremendous clinical opportunities at a world-renowned medical center, The Cleveland Clinic’s PRN Nursing Program is the perfect solution. 

Parent Shift

Cleveland Clinic would like to introduce our new “Parent Shift,” a component of the PRN Nursing Program specially designed for Registered Nurses who want to work and practice nursing but have found it difficult to commit to shifts of eight hours or more.

Work Days

  • Monday through Friday and/or weekends

Work Hours

  • Minimum two hour increments up to a maximum of six hours per day
  • Flexible start times and end times
  • Minimum of four "shifts" (eight hours) per month

Position Status

  • Temporary

Position Summary

  • Actual duties will be determined by the Nurse Manger of each unit
  • Assignments to a specific nursing unit or department will be based on previous experience and current competence
  • Each nursing unit or department will determine the roles or tasks

Orientation Requirements

  • Parent Shift as well as PRN nurses will be required to work from 9am-2pm Monday through Friday during their first three weeks of employment to attend both Cleveland Clinic and nursing orientation.
  • During this three week period, a short nursing refresher course will be provided by Nursing Education based upon a skills assessment of each individual.
  • Department or unit specific competencies will be assessed on the unit - the Clinical Instructor will serve as a preceptor to insure competence in the roles and tasks required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current license as a RN in the State of Ohio
  • Successful completion of orientation and demonstration of competence

Cleveland Clinic offers an integrated, competitive and comprehensive benefits package that recognizes the needs of its diverse workforce, and provides meaningful choices to meet individual and family requirements. In general, eligibility for benefits is extended to:

  • Regular full-time employees: scheduled 72 to 80 hours per pay period
  • Regular part-time/weekender employees: scheduled 40 to 71 hours per pay period

As an employee of Cleveland Clinic, there are seemingly infinite wellness opportunities. The Total Care Wellness Program helps Total Care member employees focus on three areas: smoking cessation, weight management and physical activity. If the member employee completes the Total Care application at sign-up, these services are offered free of charge. By working at preventative wellness measures, Cleveland Clinic makes every effort to help its employees reach new levels of health and fitness.