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Nursing Residency Program


Virginia Mason is proud to offer a program to help newly licensed nurses successfully transition into clinical practice. We have opportunities in Ambulatory, Perioperative, and Inpatient Nursing settings.

We are committed to helping you successfully navigate your professional nursing journey. We have partnered with Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program to guide our new nurses in gaining confidence and increasing skills during this 12-month program. Your well-being as a new nurse is enhanced through hands-on training and clinicial experiences.

As a newly licensed nurse at Virginia Mason you will receive preceptorship from an experienced nurse, build relationships with peers and participate in engaging learning experiences in a supportive cohorted environment. The interactive sessions use evidence-based curriculum and will increase your ability to: use effective decision-making skills, provide clinical nursing leadership when administering care, incorporate research-based evidence into practice, and strengthen professional commitment to nursing.

Our 12 month residency offers an individualized professional development plan, 8-10 week orientation, includes a variety of units,
​​​​​​​36 hour shift assignments per week, and no contract is required. 
New to Specialty Orientations ​​​​​​​
For new or experienced RNs moving to a different practice area, Virginia Mason offers New to Specialty orientation. We offer orientations in Ambulatory, Med/Surg, Monitored Units, Critical Care, Oncology, Procedural, Perioperative and Emergency departments.  ​​​​​​​
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