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A nurse speaks with a mother and child. Seattle Children’s provides opportunities for our nurses to learn and grow in an innovative environment while being in full partnership with other providers on multidisciplinary teams.

Nursing at Seattle Children's

Seattle Children’s provides opportunities for our nurses to learn and grow in an innovative environment while being in full partnership with other providers on multidisciplinary teams. We support and engage our nursing staff with training and educational opportunities, state-of-the-art-facilities and equipment, shared governance and comprehensive benefits.

We look for nurses who share our passion for family-centered care and who practice at the top of their profession. Whether you are a new nursing graduate eager to participate in our healing environment, or a seasoned professional committed to advancing the practice of nursing, we welcome your application.

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Headshot of Bonnie Fryzlewicz, RN, MN, NE-BC, Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Nursing OfficerI am honored to work alongside an incredible team of compassionate, caring nurses at Seattle Children’s. Without their commitment to our patients and families, we couldn’t be successful in fulfilling our mission and vision.

Seattle Children’s nurses embody our organization’s values of compassion, excellence, integrity, collaboration, equity and innovation. The impactful care they provide and their drive to improve are reflected in our many awards and honors, especially in our Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. In 2018, we were recognized for our third consecutive Magnet designation.

I invite you to learn more about nursing at Seattle Children’s by browsing the pages in this section, and by reading our nursing annual report.

Bonnie Fryzlewicz, RN, MN, NE-BC, Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer

Recognized As a Great Place for Nurses to Work

We’re proud of the awards that recognize the quality of care we give our patients and families, and the supportive work environment we provide for our nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Dedicated to a Thriving Team of Nurses

A diagram of Seattle Children's Professional Practice Model.

Empowering Our Nurses for Excellence

Our professional practice model, using the acronym CHILD, has five core elements:

  • Care delivery
  • Healthy work environment
  • Innovations and improvements
  • Leadership and governance
  • Development of nurses

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Seattle Children's nurses discuss a patient. At Seattle Children’s, our goal is to provide expert care for our patients and a healthy and safe work environment for our staff.

Start Your Career With the Nurse Residency Program

At Seattle Children’s, our goal is to provide expert care for our patients and a healthy and safe work environment for our staff. For new graduate nurses, we create opportunities for continual growth as they begin their nursing career.

The Nurse Residency Program is one of those opportunities: a one-year program that prepares each new graduate for their role as a pediatric nurse.

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A Seattle Children's nurse holds a child. Seattle Children's benefits package for nurses demonstrates our commitment to supporting your health and well-being.

Your Benefits Are Even Better

Our benefits package demonstrates our commitment to supporting your health and well-being.

Staff RNs are represented by a collective bargaining agreement between Seattle Children’s and the Washington State Nurses Association and are offered a comprehensive set of benefits.

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Seattle Children's nurses examine inforation on a screen. The Center for Pediatric Nursing Research advances clinical practice–focused research among Seattle Children’s nurses at all career levels.

Research to Improve Nursing and Care

The Center for Pediatric Nursing Research advances clinical practice–focused research among Seattle Children’s nurses at all career levels.

The center also promotes research collaboration as part of multidisciplinary teams, with universities and in other pediatric healthcare settings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For Those Considering a Career in Nursing

Where can I get information about nursing careers?

Johnson & Johnson's Discover Nursing site provides excellent information about nursing.

For Nursing Students

Does Seattle Children's hire nursing students in patient-care roles?

Yes. We have limited opportunities for nursing students in patient-care roles, such as nursing technician, certified nursing assistant and unit coordinator.

Please see the job list for vacancies.

How do I obtain a nursing technician registration?

For New Nursing Graduates

We welcome new nursing graduates – and we'll support you as you transition from student to nurse. New graduate RNs will begin their Seattle Children’s careers in the Nurse Residency ProgramLearn more about the program.

For Experienced Nurses

I am an experienced nurse working in an adult care setting. How can I make the transition into pediatrics?

We create individualized orientations based on your individual experience, and will ensure you have a smooth transition into pediatric practice.

Does Seattle Children's require a refresher course for RNs returning to the field?

We recommend a refresher course for RNs who have not worked for approximately two years or more in an acute care setting. 

General Information for Nursing Applicants

How do I apply for an RN position at Seattle Children's?

Interested RNs should apply online. New staff nurse positions are posted on our website every Wednesday. Other changes to job postings may occur at any time. Job postings for new graduate nurses will specify in the title that nurse residents or new graduate RNs are welcome to apply for the position.

How can I get information about wages and benefits?

Wages for staff RN positions are determined by the bargaining agreement, and are based on full-time equivalent RN experience. Learn more about benefits.

How do I obtain information for Washington state nursing licensure?

Visit the Washington State Nursing Commission’s website.

Where can I get a BLS for healthcare providers?

Cascade Training Center offers information and testing for online courses.

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