Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a nurse at LVHN?
All LVHN nurses must be eligible to become licensed to work in Pennsylvania. LVHN will help you achieve your goal of becoming a registered nurse. You must be eligible to sit for the NCLEX, and we will cover the cost of your NCLEX. Additional information about the Pennsylvania Nurse Licensing process may be found here: Nursing Guide (pa.gov)
After you’ve confirmed your license eligibility, we invite you to apply:
What is it like to live in eastern Pennsylvania?
LVHN is set in a scenic region of eastern Pennsylvania. Big-city amenities or small-town charm – whatever your preference, you can find it here. Tucked in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley is 90 minutes west of Manhattan and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley’s principal cities are Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, comprising the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area. Lehigh Valley is easily accessible by major highways and an international airport and it’s the fastest-growing region in the state. Northeast Pennsylvania, home to several LVHN hospitals, offers ample opportunity to enjoy nature, sports, culture and other activities.
Throughout the region, you will find outstanding higher education. In fact, our 14 colleges and universities are known throughout the region, the country and the world. More than 10,000 students graduate from these colleges and universities each year.
World-class health care, affordable housing options in urban, suburban and rural settings and more than enough things to do and places to eat contribute to the region’s exceptional quality of life.
The Lehigh Valley is home to beautiful parks and trails, miles of green space and open land and more parkland per capita than any other region our size in the United States.
Your best life is made possible in the Lehigh Valley.
Allentown, Pennsylvania’s third-largest city, is making quite the comeback. Come see for yourself. You just might stay, and we’d love to have you.
Why choose LVHN?
LVHN is one of the largest employers and the health care provider of choice in eastern Pennsylvania. Our nearly 20,000 health care professionals take pride in what they do and are driven by our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Join our team, and find out why LVHN is named a Best Workplace in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
What benefits does LVHN offer to nurses relocating from outside of Pennsylvania?
At LVHN, our colleagues are our most important asset. Our dedicated and passionate colleagues set us apart from other health care organizations, as does the way they are rewarded for their hard work. Our employees enjoy competitive salaries and excellent benefit programs. LVHN’s Total Rewards package recognizes the contributions of our nearly 20,000 health care professionals.
When you relocate for a nursing career with LVHN, you are eligible for comprehensive health benefits on day one. Plus, you can earn up to a $20,000 sign-on bonus depending on your specialty.
To make your transition as easy as possible, we also will provide travel and relocation assistance if you need it.
For qualifying nurses, LVHN will provide housing for a minimum of one year in a safe, brand-new apartment in the heart of downtown Allentown. World-class amenities at these facilities include concierge service, lounges, fitness centers, terraces, garden courtyards, rooftop decks and an off-leash dog park. Watch these virtual tour videos to see for yourself.
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How can I advance my career with LVHN?
If you have a passion for education and continuing to learn new skills, LVHN is a great place to spend your entire career. We offer numerous advancement pathways for professional nurses to build on and enhance patient-care skills while providing the best in compassionate, evidence-based care to patients. We also offer support for specialty certifications in some areas.
Does LVHN offer tuition reimbursement?
Colleagues receive 100% tuition reimbursement up to an annual undergraduate or graduate program maximum. The cost of textbooks and fees charged to all students, including graduation fees, also are eligible for reimbursement.
What if I already live in Pennsylvania?
We are eager to meet nurses from all areas. If you already live in Pennsylvania, we invite you to apply at your convenience. Visit LVHN.org/careers to learn more and explore opportunities.
Are there career opportunities for my relatives at LVHN?
Yes. LVHN is proud to offer a variety of clinical and nonclinical roles. We invite you to share our opportunities with anyone who may be interested. Check out the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Lehigh Valley Hot Careers Guide for 2021-2022 to see opportunities in manufacturing, architecture and construction, business services, education and training, government, health care, hospitality and tourism, life sciences and transportation and logistics.