Nursing and Allied Health Job Shadows

All requests for job shadow experiences must be made in writing to Swedish Academic Affiliations. Submitting a request does not guarantee placement. All onboarding and orientation items must be completed prior to your job shadow/observations experience.

For information regarding requests to shadow a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant, please email Graduate Medical Education (GME) at:

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  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Shadows are limited to a maximum of 8 hours per academic year, per student.
  • Pass a Washington State Patrol (WSP) background check (we will run this). If you are an out of state resident, you will be required to provide a national background check in addition to the WSP check.
  • Provide proof of immunization status including COVID-19 immunizations.
  • Submit completed orientation packet through the Swedish Job Shadow Application.

Below are the vaccination records that will be needed for your job shadow:

Required vaccinations:

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - Documentation of two MMR vaccines and/or positive titers
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - Documentation of two varicella vaccines and/or positive titerss
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) - Documentation of vaccinations
  • Annual Influenza vaccine - Documentation of the vaccines
  • COVID vaccination(s)s

Preferred vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) - Documentation of Hep B vaccinations (series of three, based on state vaccination requirements)

Before you get started:

  • Download Adobe Acrobat Reader. This will allow you to view PDF documents and use the e-signature features on the forms.

Review the following:

Please allow yourself sufficient time to complete the requirements listed below as some items may take several weeks.

Orientation packet

We recommend that you download the forms and open in Adobe Acrobat Reader to take advantage of the e-signature features.

  • Job Shadow Application
  • Birth Certificate, ID, or Driver's License
  • Copy of your personal health insurance card
  • Copy of your immunizations records
  • Orientation completion record (complete and sign): This form provides a record of each topic completed during orientation as well as procedures, protocols and policies you have read

Submit completed job shadow packet to You will be notified by email when your application and orientation packet have been processed and you are cleared to schedule your job shadow.