This article is part of a larger series on Hiring.
Finding qualified nurses for your business has always been tough. The last two years have only made it more difficult, and you may face additional staffing shortages as nurses continue to leave the profession. To help you find quality nurses, we’ve put together a list of top nursing job boards.
Nursing Job Sites Compared
Minimum Job Ad Time Posted
Number of Resumes
$350 per ad
Registered users are both active and passive candidates
$299 per ad
Cheapest plan allows resume searches
$499 per ad
Create a company page to showcase culture
$542 per month (unlimited ads)
Built-in applicant tracking system
$95 per ad
Alerts you to newly registered users who match your job ad
$29.99 per ad
Gives candidates auto-generated screening questions
$199 per ad
Company profile page allows photos, videos, and comments
See our guide to recruiting and hiring nurses for best practices and more.
Nurse.com is more than a nurse job site. It provides educational resources for employees and provides news updates on relevant industry information. It claims to have over 100,000 nurses registered on its site.
The website also provides a place for nurses to create a profile so you can search for potential candidates. It gives you an option to post your nursing job and let applicants come to you. Because there are both active and passive nurses on this site, it’s an exceptional location to advertise your nursing job, as you can expand your candidate pool beyond just those nurses actively looking for a new position.
Cost: Nurse.com costs $350 per month for a regular job posting or $850 to have your job at the top of the search results. While not cheap, you can potentially get your nursing job ad in front of hundreds of thousands of qualified candidates. You could absorb this cost by making a quick hire and getting a skilled nurse on the job in a short time.
2. American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) provides resources to nursing employees and employers, including a job board. Its ANA Career Center lets you post a nursing job ad that can be seen by thousands of skilled nurses.
ANA claims to have nearly 50,000 nurses registered on its website, giving you access to a potentially vast candidate pool. When you sign up to post a job, you’ll get access to their Resume Bank so you can actively search for the right nurse while you also let candidates apply to your job posting.
Cost: ANA has several package options available. The most economical option is $299 for a 30-day job posting and access to its Resume Bank. If you want your job ad to be emailed to all of the nurses registered on the site, you’ll need to go up one package and pay $499 for the month. It has even more packages available, giving you lots of options to get your job in front of as many nurse candidates as possible through highlighted job postings, additional email blasts, and distribution to over 1,000 niche and local job boards.
3. Health eCareers
Health eCareers is an organization with a mission to connect healthcare professionals, including nurses, with employers and opportunities. Besides posting a job, the site offers social connections, industry news, and access to national healthcare associations.
When you post a job on Health eCareers, it will be included in its job alert emails and posted to Health eCareers network sites. With nearly 1 million page views per month and over 800,000 registered users, you’re likely to get good traction on your job posting.
Cost: A basic 30-day job posting is $499. For $649, you can enhance your job posting with images and videos to make your posting more attractive and stand out. If you have to hire multiple nurses, Health eCareers offers discounts for posting three or more jobs at once.
Nursingjobcafe.com boasts over 200,000 active candidates on its site. Besides posting jobs, the site has a built-in applicant tracking system, making it easy to track candidates through your hiring process. Without this feature, you would need to use a recruiting tool to track your progress.
Nursingjobcafe.com has built-in tools that help you create an attractive job posting that can be live within just a few minutes. You also receive instant alerts when a candidate applies to your nursing job. The site gives you access to its nurse resume database where you can search for the best candidates.
Cost: Its packages start at $542 per month, and it offers a free three-day trial. The trial, however, only lets you explore the site, not post a job. While pricey, the big benefit here is for companies with multiple job postings because all of the plans include unlimited job posts.
NurseRecruiter.com gives you access to nurses through job posts and resume searches. If you’re searching resumes, you can sort by license, nurse specialty, experience, and many more filters, letting you narrow your results quickly.
The site also gives you live nurse leads. Whenever a new candidate registers, its system matches their profile to active job postings and will send you an alert if there is a match for your job.
Cost: Its most economical plan is $95 per month, and that gets you one job posting and up to five applications. You cannot search resumes on this plan. You also have to pay an extra $24 per candidate after you’ve received five applications. The next plan jumps to $295 per month and includes up to five job postings and 20 candidates, plus access to the resume search. Plans continue to go up in price from there, giving you access to more applicants and resume searches.
CareerVitals.com claims to be the largest healthcare job board. Nurses can create profiles where they can post their resumes and search for nursing jobs.
CareerVitals.com has a significant feature that lets you screen candidates using auto-generated screening questions. You can also create your own questions to have candidates answer before you get notified of their application. This ensures that only those candidates meeting your qualifications get through to your inbox.
Cost: Its plans start at $29.99 per job post per month. If you have multiple nursing jobs to post, $49.99 per month gives you two job postings, $69.99 per month gives you five, $119 per month gives you 10, and $199 per month gives you 25. Each plan also comes with unlimited resume searches and posting to additional job sites.
NurseJobBoard.com offers the ability for nurses to post their resumes and for your organization to post its nursing jobs.
As an employer, you can create a company profile that includes pictures and videos. This helps you sell your company to potential nurse candidates. The biggest downside to this site is the extra cost you must pay to be able to search its resume database.
Cost: Plans start at $199 per month per job post. That gives you an active job ad for 60 days. If you want to post one job and have access to NurseJobBoard.com’s resume database, that price jumps to $599 for one month of access.
What About Free Nursing Job Boards?
Using any of the above nurse job boards should get you the results you want. However, if you’re trying to save on costs, unfortunately, there are no free nurse job sites.
As with hiring other workers, consider using a general job posting site like Indeed or ZipRecruiter. Posting a job on Indeed is free, and ZipRecruiter gives you four free days and offers daily pricing, something these niche nurse job boards don’t offer.
Jobs.google.com also offers you a free way to advertise your open nurse job. But it’s not as simple as just posting a job ad. Google will only show your job when you’ve posted it somewhere else, like on your company’s career page, Indeed, or ZipRecruiter. If you use the latter option, the two companies have an integration that will show your job in Google results, with the right keywords.
Check out our guide to the best general job posting sites for a full list of options.
While there are many free general job boards, dozens of jobs are posted every minute on those websites, making it more likely that your nursing job will get lost in the mix. Using a specialized nursing job board lets you find the most specific and relevant applicants, helping you find the best employee for your open nursing position quickly.