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*Important Notice:

Applying for Jobs:

Thank you for your continued interest in career opportunities with UNC Health! Please note the following:

  • If you are a current State employee of UNC Health and are looking to apply to an NC Health position, please close this notice and continue your job search and application as an external applicant.
  • If you are a current NC Health employee of UNC Health and looking to apply to a State position, please close this notice and continue your job search and application as an external applicant.
  • If you are a State or NC Health employee of UNC Health applying to a position within your current payroll entity (example: State to State or NC Health to NC Health), please apply as an internal applicant through Employee Self Service.
  • If applying internally though Employee Self Service, please be sure to have your employee ID number and UNC Health email address readily available.

Discovery Employee Referral Program:

Current employees, looking to refer someone? Check out our Discovery Employee Referral Program to earn extra cash!

** Due to the recent switch in our HR and application systems, our HR team is working hard towards implementing a new and improved, mobile friendly Employee Referral solution expected to launch this winter. For applicable positions and referral guidelines, learn more here.

After reviewing the referral guidelines, in the interim, we ask that you submit your employee referral by filling out this form. Please ensure that you submit your referral before your referral has applied to the position. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

myCareer Development Resources:

Current UNC Health employees also now have access to our myCareer - Career Development Resources, which provide tools and guidance to employees to create a career plan.


Need further assistance? Please submit a request through the myHR Portal.

UNC Hospitals RN Incentive Program


  • RN Clinical Nurse II, III, IV; must have 12 months or more of RN experience.
  • RN Clinical Nurse I, Nurse supervisor, and Nursing leadership positions may only qualify for relocation assistance.
  • Full-time appointment that requires scheduled work 36 hours or more per week.
  • Not currently permanently employed or employed within the previous 12 months at any UNC Health System entity (owned or managed). UNC Hospitals per diem and traveler/contract staff are eligible if converting to full-time (36 + hrs/wk) status.
  • Employee must remain in good standing throughout their commitment period. If an employee receives a final written warning, the incentive will be discontinued.

Eligible Inpatient Units:

UNC Hospitals - Main Campus (Chapel Hill, NC):

  • Adult Med/Surg (includes 1 Memorial, 3 West, 4 West, 5 AND, 5 BT, 5 East, 5 West, 6 NSH, 7 NSH, 8 BT)
  • Adult Stepdown (MPCU, ISCU, 3 AND, CTSU) 
  • Emergency Department
  • PICU/PCICU, 5 Children’s, 7 Children's, CSSU
  • Labor and Delivery
  • 4 Oncology, BMTU
  • Permanent Flex

UNC Hospitals - Hillsborough Hospital (Hillsborough, NC):

  • Adult Med/Surg (3 BT)
  • Adult ICU
  • Resource Nurse

Eligible Outpatient Oncology Units:

  • Adult Medicine Oncology Clinic
  • Adult Surgical Oncology Clinic
  • Gyn Oncology Clinic

Eligible Outpatient Units (eligible after July 9, 2021):

  • Vascular Interventional Radiology- VIR (Procedure, Prep, and Recovery)
  • Cath Lab, EP, Prep and Recovery
  • Imaging Nursing
  • GI Procedures (all locations – Hillsborough, Meadowmont, & Main campus)
  • Urology/Cysto Procedures
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Dialysis
  • Carolina Air Care - Peds/Adult Transport
  • RN Clinical Nurse Home Health & Hospice
  • Therapeutic Infusion Centers 


 Eligible Perioperative Units (eligible as of August 27, 2021):

  • UNC Medical Center - PACU/Pre-op
  • UNC Medical Center - Children's PACU
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center - OR/PACU/Pre-op
  • Hillsborough Hospital - PACU/Pre-op


**This list includes current participating units; participation may vary or change at any time.



Commitment Incentive and Tuition Loan Expectations:

  • Employee must be inactive status at the time of installment payment; otherwise, the payment will be canceled. The remaining installment payments may resume upon the employees return to active status.
  • The work commitment is to the department where initially hired.

Incentive Options:

  • Tuition Loan Forgiveness* - Up to $25,000 may be offered to defray the cost of tuition to obtain an already earned pre-licensure nursing degree. The amount offered is based on proof of outstanding loan. Payment is spread over three (3) year period in six (6) installments. Payment is made after each six (6) month period of work is completed. Inpatient: Effective for hires starting on or after 6/14/2021. Outpatient: Positions added and eligible after 7/9/2021. Eligible units will periodically be re-evaluated to determine the discontinuation date. 
  • Commitment Incentive* -   Up to $20,000 may be offered to an experienced RN. Payment is spread over a three (3) to four (4) year period in six (6) to eight (8) installments. Payment of $2,500 is made after each six (6) month period of work completed. Inpatient: Effective for hires starting on or after 6/14/2021. Outpatient: Positions added and eligible after 7/9/2021. Eligible units will periodically be re-evaluated to determine the discontinuation date. 
  • Relocation Assistance - may be offered for RN positions. Questions should be directed to your recruiter.


  • Employee Referrals - Current employees will receive $3,000 for referring a qualified hired RN candidate. Payment is made in two equal installments. First 6 months after new hire start date and second at one-year completion. Learn more here!

*Commitment Incentive and Tuition Loan Forgiveness are not offered in combination.

**UNC Health employees are not eligible for recruitment incentives when going from one entity to another. 





Diversity Statement

The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.

To verify employment eligibility, UNC Health is committed to Form I-9 and the E-Verify process. Learn further E-Verify details in English or Spanish.

UNC Health supports your right to work. View the Right to Work Statement in English or Spanish.