The Washington Healthcare Careers site is a great resource for identifying nursing programs in Washington state.
Make sure to attend the information sessions at any schools you are considering.
Yes. We have limited opportunities for nursing students in patient-care roles, such as nursing technician, certified nursing assistant and unit coordinator. Typically these positions require you to work year-round.
Please see the job list for vacancies.
Given the decline in new graduate RN opportunities secondary to the economy, each job opening is highly competitive. The strongest candidates have completed a senior practicum (capstone) or clinical rotation at Seattle Children's or another pediatric hospital in a department comparable to where the opening exists.
Please note: Even though we indicate that new grads are welcome to apply for specified positions, an experienced RN or internal candidate may be selected for the position.
Applicants need to have their Washington state RN license and be available to start work within four to eight weeks after applying for a new graduate RN position.
Please apply only to those positions for which you meet the minimum requirements. You cannot be considered for positions that have specific experience requirements.
Given the limited number of nursing vacancies, we currently do not have a formal training program to help nurses develop pediatric skills. Therefore, you may be competing with experienced pediatric nurses for positions.
Also, certain specialty areas may choose to hire nurses with specific specialty skills, then train and orient them to the pediatric population.