FOR PATIENTS AND VISITORS: You must self-screen and wear a mask to enter our buildings. Learn more about our current guidelines for visitors.

FOR URGENT VIRTUAL CARE: Information about Toronto’s Virtual Emergency Department

Nursing at Unity Health

Nurses are vital members of the health-care team. Unity Health nurses are passionate, committed and knowledgeable, and they all play a critical role in fulfilling our mission of delivering excellence in patient care.

At Unity Health, we believe:

  • Nurses make a valuable, unique contribution to patient care and play an integral role in maintaining and sustaining our culture of caring and discovery.
  • Design and delivery of professional, scholarly nursing services that are integrated and aligned with inter-professional practice structures is essential to the provision of quality care.
  • Decision making is enhanced by the collective wisdom acquired through dialogue and discourse of diverse nursing practice domains including education, research, informatics, and administrative/management.

For more information about nursing careers at Unity Health, visit

As a network of teaching hospitals and a referral centre for patients from across the province, Unity Health offers exciting career development and learning and growth opportunities for registered nurses in the following specialty areas:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Perinatal
  • Gynecology
  • Critical care
  • Trauma and neurosurgical intensive care
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Laboratory services
  • Emergency
  • Gastroenterology
  • Community and family practice

We also have a diverse range of roles within the nursing profession, including:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Leader Manager

The Ministry of Health Nursing Graduate Guarantee Initiative at Unity Health provides new graduates and internationally educated nurses upon hire with opportunities for:

  • Extensive orientation
  • Preceptorship by an experienced nurse with clinical expertise in the chosen area
  • Acquiring new clinical knowledge and skills
  • Learning how to prioritize patient care needs and manage a workload

The goal of this initiative is to promote the transfer of knowledge to new graduates and internationally educated nurses within an accountability framework focusing on the new graduate and internationally educated nurse’s professional growth and autonomy, which will lead to active participation as a member of the clinical team.

Eligible nurses at Unity Health have access to financial assistance for professional development and education in the form of:

  • Sister Christine Gaudet Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. S. Gordon Ross Memorial Fund
  • Tuition assistance program from Human Resources
  • Nursing Excellence Grant
  • Syron Nursing Fellowship Awards
  • Mehramat and Satwant Gill Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) certificate reimbursement

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) awards the Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) designation upon successful implementation, evaluation and knowledge translation of established nursing best practice guidelines (BPGs). The association created its BPG program to provide nurses and health-care teams with the most up-to-date, comprehensive, best evidence-based patient-care and healthy work environment recommendations. RNAO BPGs are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally.

Unity Health is committed to renewing its annual BPSO designation through actively engaging nurses to take the lead in contributing to evidence-based nursing culture and care. In implementing, evaluating and sustaining BPGs, our nurses are proactively improving patient outcomes and raising the profile of nurses as knowledge professionals and change leaders.

For more on the benefits of nursing at Unity Health, watch our video. 

Last updated June 08, 2022