As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Everything you do, you can see it making a difference. You're working toward a goal to improve the health of our families and communities.” – Nurse Consultant and member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Indian Health Service offers nurses extraordinary opportunities to provide comprehensive care in culturally rich Native American Indian and Alaska Native communities throughout 35 states. They fulfill critical roles in clinics, hospitals and public health outreach programs that are vital to the health of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, families and communities. Nurses live and work in some of the most beautiful areas of the country, in communities with deep traditions, located mainly, but not exclusively in rural settings. Whether you are a new graduate nurse or experienced nurse looking for new challenges, you can find it with Indian Health Service Nursing.