Together, We Will Never Stop Learning and Growing

Ready to take on a new challenge? At Norton Healthcare, your growth and development are a priority to us. We’re focused on doing everything we can to prepare you for a meaningful career in health care.

Become Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

Caring for people is at the core of our work, and that starts with caring for our employees. We invest in you, so you can continue to grow with us. From the relationships you build to the career path you pursue, there’s so much opportunity when you choose a health care career. You can make a positive impact on the health of people in our community while opening possibilities for yourself.

The Workforce Development team is ready to support you as you start, continue or grow your career with Norton Healthcare.

Email workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org to connect with a college and career specialist.

Together, we will deliver on our mission to provide quality health care to all those we serve.

Tuition Assistance We’ll assist you with your tuition so you can focus on your career

You have a lot to think about when exploring post-secondary academic programs. Norton Healthcare wants to make sure the cost of tuition does not keep you from leaning into your career. From tuition assistance to scholarships, we offer financial support to those pursuing clinical paths to help make growing your career possible.

Norton Healthcare Scholars Program

The Norton Healthcare Scholars Program offers students pursuing designated health care-related degree programs the opportunity to get help paying for college. When you become a Norton Healthcare Scholar, you can fast-track your career in health care with an opportunity to work at Norton Healthcare in a clinical setting upon graduation.

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Program Overview

There are two options for receiving tuition assistance through the Norton Healthcare Scholars Program.

Traditional Scholar: If you are a full-time or part-time Norton Healthcare employee interested in pursuing an identified health care related degree, you may be eligible to participate in the Traditional Scholar program. This program offers tuition assistance up to $5,250 per year (a maximum of $21,000) per degree program. This nontaxable tuition assistance program requires a one-year work commitment at Norton Healthcare after graduation.


Accelerated Scholar: If you are a full-time, part-time or PRN (as needed) Norton Healthcare employee, or you are not employed at Norton Healthcare, you may be eligible to participate in the Accelerated Scholar program. This taxable loan forgiveness program offers up to a total of $40,000 for students pursuing an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s entry into clinical practice degree in registered nursing, respiratory therapy, medical lab technician (MLT) and medical technologist (MT) that lead to a higher clinical credential. Degrees in other identified areas of need may be eligible for up to $24,000 in tuition assistance. The post-graduation work commitment is based on the total amount of Accelerated Scholar funding you use. You will be responsible for applicable taxes.

Program Requirements

The Norton Healthcare Scholars Program is open to Norton Healthcare employees and nonemployees who are actively enrolled in a health care degree program and pursuing a clinical career path. Applications for Norton Healthcare Scholars are accepted on a rolling basis. As part of the application process, you will schedule a time to meet with a designated Workforce Development college and career specialist to discuss the program. If you are accepted as a Norton Healthcare Scholar, you will agree to work for Norton Healthcare after you graduate and you will be provided educational assistance based on your degree program.

Help pay for your education while pursuing a health care career by applying for the Norton Healthcare Scholars Program. We accept applications on a rolling basis—to learn more about the program, visit MyNortonScholar.com

Norton Healthcare James R. Petersdorf Dependent Scholarship

Norton Healthcare provides a limited number of $2,000 scholarships to dependents of Norton Healthcare employees. Students must be interested in pursuing a health care-related field. These awards are made possible through the generosity of the James R. Petersdorf Foundation.

Program Overview

Norton Healthcare will award the one-year scholarship toward tuition or fees associated with books and technology for the fall academic term each year. New applicants and previous recipients are invited to apply annually. The application period opens in the spring each year.

Program Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, you must be eligible to be covered as a dependent on a Norton Healthcare employee’s benefits plan. You also must be accepted as a full-time student at a regionally accredited university or college for a health care-related degree.

For additional information about this scholarship opportunity, contact Workforce Development at 502-446-5835 or workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org. workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org.We accept applications during the spring of each year.

Pharmacy Residency

Norton Healthcare’s pharmacy residency programs’ robust and comprehensive training environment prepares graduates for positions as acute-care pharmacist clinicians or for pursuing a second year of specialized postgraduate training. The postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program builds on a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education, and the postgraduate year two (PGY-2) program prepares PGY-1 trained pharmacists in the specialized practice of caring for patients in the ambulatory care setting.

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Residency Rotations

After completing orientation, residents develop knowledge, skills and competence in postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency in a broad range of pharmaceutical services. The majority of the year comprises four direct patient care rotations selected by the resident in consultation with the residency program director (RPD) and the following core rotations:

  • Adult internal medicine
  • Adult critical care medicine
  • Infectious diseases/stewardship
  • Transitions of care

Residency Format

The postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency year is divided into four quarters, each with three blocks that are either four or five weeks in length. Each hospital offers a unique facet to the customized training plan for our residents to engage with the pharmacy department and leadership at that location.

To best prepare our residents for the next step in their career, we offer customized schedules to focus on the resident’s individual development of knowledge and skills. Our residents will complete a longitudinal research project and obtain a teaching certificate, as well as have opportunities to mentor and educate students through both didactic and practice-based teaching.

For more information, contact Amanda Castle, Pharm.D., director, Clinical Pharmacy Services, at (502) 629-7255 or amanda.castle@nortonhealthcare.org.

High School Students Our Mission Depends on the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals

It’s never too early to start investing in your future and planning for a successful career. We are proud to invest in our future health care professionals by offering high school students a variety of opportunities and ways to discover a career path in health care.

Norton Healthcare High School Academy Program

Along with schools and partners in the community, we developed the Norton Healthcare High School Academy to give high school students the chance to explore, select and create meaningful experiences for them and our patients.

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Academy Overview

Norton Healthcare High School Academy is an internship program for students attending partnering high schools. The program provides opportunities for training and experience that align with educational goals through health science pathways. When you participate in this internship, you will gain hands-on experience in one of several health care-related roles with Norton Healthcare. During the program, you will have the chance to explore and observe many health care disciplines through attending symposiums, job shadowing, and exposure to staff and leaders.

Academy Requirements

To participate in the Norton Healthcare High School Academy Program, students must be enrolled in a local high school and be age 17 or older. We look for students who are passionate about serving the needs of our community.

Invest in your future and discover a career path that’s meaningful to you by applying to 
Norton Healthcare High School Academy. We accept applications during the spring of each year. Learn more about this and other career opportunities by calling (502) 446-5835 or emailing workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org. workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org.

Employer and Community Partnerships Our Care for the Community Extends Beyond Our Walls

At Norton Healthcare, we actively work to build partnerships that benefit our current and future employees, as well as our community. We are continually strengthening our relationships with other employers and community partners to find new ways to make a meaningful impact.

Norton Healthcare-UPS Health Care Career Tracks

Combining the strength and support of two of the area’s largest employers and community supporters, Norton Healthcare-UPS Health Care Career Tracks is a tuition-free pathway to a health care career. Current Norton Healthcare employees, nonemployees, UPS employees and Metropolitan College students are eligible to participate in this program.

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Program Overview

When you participate in Norton Healthcare-UPS Health Care Career Tracks, you will have the opportunity to work at UPS while taking prerequisite courses at Jefferson Community and Technical College or the University of Louisville. Twelve to 18 months before you are scheduled to complete your degree track or program, you will begin taking professional courses and be invited to explore one or more of the following career options:

Continue working at UPS and apply to become a Norton Healthcare Scholar.


Apply for a position at Norton Healthcare while completing your college program.
Apply for a student role in one of the career track programs at Norton Healthcare.
While at Norton Healthcare, you will have exposure to a variety of job roles and facilities to help prepare you for the workforce in a number of different career paths, from laboratory to nursing to respiratory therapy.

Program Benefits

Norton Healthcare-UPS Health Care Career Tracks prepares students for specialized health care careers and provides a number of benefits, such as:

Tuition-free college education


Self-paced education
Valuable and positive employee experiences that offer competitive benefits, financial planning and career coaching
Access to health care symposiums and presentations

If you’re ready to accelerate your career opportunities into the exciting health care field, apply to join the Norton Healthcare-UPS Health Care Career Tracks program. Learn more about this and other career opportunities by contacting workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org. workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org

Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program

Norton Healthcare’s Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program (SNAP) is designed to ready our student nurses for professional practice. The program is three-tiered, using a culture, clinical, confidence model to fully and intentionally invest in our student nurses.

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Program Overview

Nurses are essential in the health care industry. At Norton Healthcare, we value our student nurses and show them how indispensable they are by paying for their time as a student apprentice. We reinforce nursing education and patient safety as well as awareness and appreciation of nursing in the organization and operations of our organization.

Program Requirements

We welcome student nurses who are in their junior year of a Bachelor of Science in nursing program or have completed one term in an Associate of Science nursing program. If selected for the apprenticeship, you may elect to participate in one of many specialty areas in our sites of care.

Email SNAP@nortonhealthcare.org to learn more about this program and how to apply.

Apprenticeship and Training Programs The Future of Health Care Is Inspiring

We value and respect the innovation and fresh perspectives students bring to our teams. Norton Healthcare offers a variety of apprenticeship and training programs to help you explore career paths and become more involved with health care.

Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program

College students currently enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapy program are eligible to participate in Norton Healthcare’s Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program. Our paid apprenticeship program prepares you for a job as a registered respiratory therapist after graduation.

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Program Overview

We’re proud that our program is the first hospital-based respiratory therapy training program in Greater Louisville and helps prepare college students to join this critical health care field. Our program takes a tiered approach to practice experience and learning development. You also will receive compensation throughout your 12 to 18 months of educational and observational experiences.

Program Requirements

To join our respiratory therapy apprenticeship program, you must be enrolled in a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Cary (CoARC) accredited Respiratory Therapy program. You also must pass pre-employment screening.

To apply, you must submit:
Completed online application


Academic transcripts

Completion card for American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider course

Letters of recommendation

Proof of clinical or shadowing experience

Immunization records

Set yourself up for a successful career making a meaningful impact as a respiratory therapist by applying for our Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Email workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org to explore more.

Surgical Technologist Apprenticeship Program

Surgical technologists are an important part of our operating room surgical teams and are key to delivering quality care to our patients. Our Surgical Technologist Apprenticeship Program offers students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in what it’s like to work in a fast-paced, exciting surgical environment.

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Program Overview

Participants are immersed in a one-year, experiential training program. From the classroom to the operating room, you will receive education, support and valuable on-the-job training to learn to work as a surgical technologist.

Program Requirements

You must pass an exam and master the skill requirements to successfully graduate from this program.

Discover a career path in the exciting and challenging field of surgical technology by applying to our Surgical Technologist Apprenticeship Program. We accept applications throughout the year. Email recruitment@nortonhealthcare.org to explore more and learn when the program application is open.

Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program

Norton Healthcare’s Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program (SNAP) is designed to ready our student nurses for professional practice. The program is three-tiered, using a culture, clinical, confidence model to fully and intentionally invest in our student nurses.

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Program Overview

Nurses are essential in the health care industry. At Norton Healthcare, we value our student nurses. SNAP reinforces nursing education and patient safety, as well as awareness and appreciation of our nurses and the operations of our organization.

Program Requirements

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program page.

Join SNAP to gain the skills and confidence needed to deliver quality, safe patient care as a future Norton Healthcare registered nurse. Email SNAP@nortonhealthcare.org to explore more and learn about the application period.

Residency and Fellowship Programs People Are at the Heart of What We Do

We are committed to supporting residency and fellowship programs that are focused on developing a talented, dedicated workforce. Through our programs, residents can learn and experience firsthand what it’s like to work at Norton Healthcare in a variety of health care fields.

Podiatric Residency

The Norton Audubon Hospital Podiatric Residency Program is a three-year podiatric medicine and surgery program that is consistently recognized as one of the leading residency programs in the nation. Residents have the opportunity to hone their medical and surgical skills under a faculty of physicians in podiatry and other specialties, including a number who are certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Residency Rotations

Our resource-based, competency-driven and assessment-validated program rotates our residents throughout Norton Healthcare, including the following areas:

  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioral health
  • Dermatology (elective)
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical imaging (radiology)
  • Neurology (elective)
  • Orthopedics/trauma care
  • Orthopedics (foot and ankle)
  • Pain management
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Plastic surgery (elective)
  • Podiatric medicine and surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular surgery
  • Wound care/hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Residency Format

Our training resources facilitate residents’ achievements toward specific competencies and Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) requirements. Our program meets all requirements for certification by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and/or the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Our residents are immersed in a program that trains them for inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical management.

The residency format includes weekly lectures covering case discussions, radiology reviews, presentations, hands-on workshops, our Bioskills Lab, journal clubs and physician lectures, along with the opportunity to attend trauma conferences.

This competitive residency program currently accepts two residents each year, for a total of six residents. You must be a graduate of an approved college of podiatric medicine with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher, have an externship/clerkship as a third- or fourth-year student and sit for the Kentucky medical licensure exam.

Discover a rewarding challenge by applying for our podiatric residency program.

Learn more about this and other career opportunities by calling (502) 636-8171 or emailing jamie.simpson@nortonhealthcare.org

Norton Healthcare Administrative Fellowship Program

Norton Healthcare offers a two-year administrative fellowship to candidates who have completed or will complete a master’s degree prior to the fellowship start date. The administrative fellowship at Norton Healthcare is offered through two tracks: Norton Healthcare system and Norton Medical Group.

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Program Overview

Norton Healthcare System Track

  • This fellowship exposes you to our entire health care system, including our comprehensive medical group and five hospitals:

    Norton Audubon Hospital
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital
  • Norton Children’s Hospital
  • Norton Hospital
  • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Through the system track, you’ll be immersed in large-scale, high-impact projects that directly benefit the organization. You’ll gain exposure to leadership and be directly involved in executive meetings, initiatives and other strategic matters that offer a better understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing a large health care system. You’ll experience:

    Professional and leadership development
  • Direct leadership of teams, including performance excellence and Norton Healthcare summer interns
  • Performance certifications, including the Norton Healthcare Performance Excellence Green Belt and Green Belt Coach
  • Exposure to hospital, medical group and system leadership
  • Networking opportunities

Norton Medical Group Track

The Norton Medical Group fellowship track is designed to provide the fellow with the holistic understanding of a large medical group’s dynamics, gained from working alongside leaders within Norton Healthcare. The fellow will have a unique opportunity to be exposed to all facets of health care delivery and the internal and external pressures that impact a major community health system at the local, state and national levels.
Located in Greater Louisville, the Norton Medical Group administrative office is positioned within the clinical network of the system and is an organizational partner in strategic growth decisions. The fellow will report directly to the system vice president of operations and have direct exposure to the executive leadership team, including the chief administrative officer and system vice presidents.

Program Requirements

Completed master’s degree prior to fellowship start date


Health care industry experience, such as an internship, externship and/or applicable employment is strongly preferred
Application documents
These program requirements are for both Norton Healthcare Administrative Fellowship Program tracks.

Email AdminFellow@nortonhealthcare.org to learn more about either track or to apply to the Norton Healthcare Administrative Fellowship program.

Job Shadowing, Volunteering and Placements Our Team Advances When We Bring Others Along

Investing in your personal growth through job shadowing, volunteering and academic placements can open you up to meaningful opportunities that fulfill you.

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing provides you with the opportunity to better understand different career opportunities and job roles within health care. We offer job shadowing opportunities in clinical and nonclinical job roles that immerse you in the level of quality care we expect at Norton Healthcare.

To learn more about job shadowing, email jobshadowing@nortonhealthcare.org.

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Student Academic Placement

Norton Healthcare is proud to welcome students onsite for academic growth. To initiate a student experience, a Clinical Affiliation Agreement is required between the academic institution and Norton Healthcare. Norton Healthcare uses CastleBranch for clinical requests, student placements and compliance support. We encourage you to connect with your academic coordinator to begin the request process.

CastleBranch, CB Bridges Assistance Line - 888.520.0520 or CastleBranch | Screening and Clinical Experience Solutions




Should you have questions along the way, please feel free to connect with the appropriate Norton Healthcare team listed below.

Allied Health Placements - AlliedHealthEducation@nortonhealthcare.org


Graduate Placements - Advanced_Clinical_Placement@nortonhealthcare.org

Student Project Requests - StudentAffairs@nortonhealthcare.org

Undergraduate Nursing and Paramedic Placements - SON@nortonhealthcare.org