Nursing Specialists for Healthcare

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Healthcare practice recruits within the Nursing segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key nursing functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • RN degree, degree in Nursing, or education in a related healthcare field
  • Upholds confidentiality standards and professional boundaries
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Remains calm and professional in stressful situations
  • Leadership experience in a nursing department

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Healthcare Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“We had a very hard-to-fill position and after an exhaustive search on our part, we could not find anyone. I contacted Bristol Associates and within a few days we had three strong candidates and we were able to fill the position with a quality candidate. I was impressed with the way our consultant understood our needs and could pinpoint people who exactly fit our needs.”

Judi Alley SPHR, MB

Sr. Human Resources Business Partner, Professional Contact Services, Inc. (PCSI)

“I can’t say enough good things about Bristol Associates. The firm recruited me for my most recent position and I couldn’t be happier. The position was a perfect fit for me and the organization. Their professionalism and expertise are superb!”

Jana LeClair

Director of Medical Staff Services, Indian River Medical Center

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

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Our Successful Healthcare Nursing Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Chief Nursing Executive

We were retained by a hospital that is part of a health system that has a major presence in Hawaii to complete their search for a Chief Nursing Executive. The hospital serves a family-oriented population of about 65,000. Our placed candidate oversees all nursing services plus case management and social services.

Associate Vice President of Nursing

We completed the Associate Vice President of Nursing search for a fully integrated, not-for-profit health care system. Our placed candidate is responsible for assisting with the development, organization, and leadership of the nursing division for the facility.

Associate Director, Patient Care Services

A 150+ bed hospital was searching for a key nurse executive, which we filled. The Associate Director, Patient Care Services position has full operational responsibility for all in-patient beds and reports to the CNE. Our placed candidate had prior experience directing broad clinical areas, including critical care and emergency departments.

We Can Fill Your Nursing Roles in the Healthcare Industry

  • Cardiac Nurse
  • Chief Nursing Executive
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Director of Nursing Education
  • Director of Nursing Practices
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Manager of Gastro Services
  • Nurse Manager of Pediatrics
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Perioperative Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Vice President of Nursing
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner