Nursing Teamwork


At center, Nick Poch, DNP, RN, CNL, takes a break with members of the team he manages in the 32-bed surgical specialty unit that provides post-operative care for patients undergoing complex procedures. In 2017, Nick was one of 17 UI Hospitals & Clinics nurses to be named to Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses honors.

Our Teams Are Built on Success

We are committed to a culture focused on strong teamwork and shared governance. You’ll notice the difference immediately as you participate in orientation and are invited to partner with nurse mentors.

You’ll have access to experts within your field and the opportunity to advance your career through formal educational opportunities.

  • New graduates receive a year-long mentoring experience that successfully introduces them to the nursing care team and provides opportunities for further experience and learning.
  • Experienced nurses can participate in a fellowship program to support successful transition to a new team and to extend opportunities for advancement.
  • All nurses benefit from a generous hospital-wide professional recognition program.

You have your team’s support when you decide to formally add a certification to your credentials. Your team has built a pathway for you to achieve those certifications on the job. In turn, you will have the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for other nurses and students interested in following your path.

The Iowa Difference: Teamwork

The work of our overall team of 2,200 professional nurses is monitored and supported by our chief nursing officer and a set of governing committees. Together, we are dedicated to making sure you are an active voice in shaping our practice and the future of health care.

At UI Hospitals & Clinics, nursing is a solid partner in our hospital’s management and goal-setting process, as demonstrated by our Magnet Hospital designation. In fact, we are Iowa’s only hospital to hold that status continuously since 2004.