Nurse Residency Program

The Skagit Regional Health Nurse Residency program was developed by Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to support new graduate nurses as they transition into practice. During the one year program, residents will complete monthly education sessions and follow-up meetings.

Our program for new graduate nurses will help provide foundation and support to begin your nursing career. You will learn through a combination of classroom sessions, simulation and patient experiences with the support of a skilled preceptor. This residency will help you launch your career and gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to navigate the complexity of the healthcare setting.

Male nurse looking at chart2022 Program Dates

Cohort 8: April, May, June

Cohort 9: July, August, September

Cohort 10: October, November, December

Program Expectations

The program is a twelve month formal, structured program for post-baccalaureate and associate degree nurses and is part of the Vizient/ AACN Nurse Residency Program model. Each resident will participate in a combination of clinical and monthly education sessions.

  • Commitment to participate in the year long program.
  • Complete all classroom sessions and program surveys or evaluations.
  • Practice professionalism and participate in Skagit Regional Health’s mission and guiding principles.
  • Commitment to the organization for 2 years.

Nurse sitting at tableApplication Criteria

To be considered for the Skagit Regional Health Nurse Residency Program, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program before program start date.
  • Less than six months experience.
  • Licensed in the state of Washington as a RN before program start date.



Why Skagit Regional Health?

Skagit Regional Health is a healthcare leader in Northwest Washington State, providing advanced technology and high quality, patient-centered care to the people of Skagit, Island and north Snohomish Counties. The providers, clinicians and staff who provide compassionate care to patients in our facilities, live and play in the communities they serve.

The Skagit Regional Health system is diverse and comprehensive, offering a connected continuum of care across the region. The Skagit Regional Health system includes two acute care hospitals and approximately two dozen outpatient clinics.