RN Residency Program: Eligibility and Nursing Specialties

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in pursuing a career at Swedish Medical Center through the RN Residency Program must have:

  • A complete and timely application
  • Newly licensed RN from an accredited school of nursing, with a strong preference towards BSN
  • Commitment to active participation in the RN Residency Program
  • An active and current Washington State RN license before the first day of employment

We hire into orientation positions:

Med Surg:

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medical Cardiac Telemetry
  • Surgical Cardiac Telemetry
  • Neuro and Epilepsy: Neuro Telemetry
  • Respiratory
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Nephrology and Urology
Psychiatric/Behavioral Health

Women and infants:

  • Antepartum
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Postpartum
  • Family Child Birth
  • Neonatal ICU

Critical Care:

  • General ICU
  • Cardiovascular Surgical ICU
  • Neuro ICU
Emergency Department


Please note not all specialty areas are offered with each cohort. Positions are based upon vacancy and department need. Please refer to the SMC jobs postings for the current offerings.